is a highly experienced trial and appellate lawyer. In 1995, he joined DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress
, PLLC and is a member of the firm. With almost thirty years of experience in the legal community, Mr. McGinley has extensive experience as a litigator, and has helped his clients recover hundreds of millions of dollars. He has been part of litigation teams that have had unique success representing the State of West Virginia and its state agencies in high profile, high stakes litigation, including the first State government lawsuits against Opioid distributors (over $47,000,000 in combined settlements in 2016-17), and the first successful State lawsuit against Purdue Pharma over its marketing of OxyContin ($10,000,000 settlement in 2004). He also is well known for successfully prosecuting many appeals presented to the Supreme Court of West Virginia. Mr. McGinley is rated by his colleagues as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in the areas of personal injury litigation and commercial litigation. Mr. McGinley regularly represents individuals and families of accident victims with personal injuries sustained in auto, truck as well as industrial accidents, including coal miners, and victims of medical malpractice. Mr. McGinley also represents businesses in commercial litigation, and has represented professionals such as doctors and lawyers in administrative proceedings before license boards. He has lectured media companies and press organizations on First Amendment matters. Mr. McGinley was raised in Morgantown, West Virginia and earned his law degree at Keble College at Oxford University in 1990. Following graduation from Oxford, he served as a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Appeals, West Virginia, from 1990 through 1993. During his service, he clerked for Chief Justice Thomas E. McHugh and Justice Thomas B. Miller. From 1994 through 1995, he clerked for the Hon. Charles H. Haden, II, the Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. He makes his home in Charleston with his wife, Ana, and their two sons, Liam and Colin. He is passionate about coaching youth baseball and basketball, and is active in the community.