William E. Galeota - Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
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William E. Galeota

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2001
Phone: 304-598-8109

West Virginia UniversityBS 1975West Virginia University College of LawJ.D. 1983

Client Comments

"I have known Mr. Galeota for almost 20 years. He has represented my interests on several occasions during this time. He has proven himself to be an excellent attorney, and a good friend. He works diligently to focus on every detail, and is eloquent in his arguments. He is very efficient, responds quickly when called, and has an excellent working relationship with his co-counsel and office staff. In addition, he never forgets the stress a legal matter has on his client, and helps provide emotional support. I believe this is what makes him uniquely gifted, and I have greatly appreciated his professionalism and humanity. I have met many lawyers in my professional and private life, and I can think of no one else I would prefer to represent me."

-David Ghaphery
Medical Doctor - General Surgeon
A.D. Ghaphery Professional Association

"Mr. Galeota has been a part of our Risk Management team for around 15 years now. He is well known and respected not only by the administrative staff, but the line staff he comes into contact with as well. He puts all at ease with the situation at hand and is able to build confidence in team members as a case is being explored. He is more than available for all our needs and has excellent back-up supports for our use when he is not available. He truly does supply 24-hour service to us. He is able to communicate with those who have a legal background without leaving the new person in the dark. He has excellent communication skills, an outstanding persona and professional characteristics. Most importantly, he represents us well and with class, even in the light of unbecoming accusers."

-Debbie Corder
Director of Risk Management
Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital

"It has been my pleasure to work with Bill Galeota for a number of years defending medical malpractice claims against physicians at the WVU Health Sciences Center. Bill is very skilled, both inside and outside the courtroom. He is extremely knowledgeable about the law, thorough in his work, and responsive to our needs. Bill sees the big picture, not just each individual case, and that has served the Health Sciences Center well for many years. We are lucky to be able to have him on our team."

-Sandra Price
Risk Manager
West Virginia University Health Sciences Center

Office Location

1085 Van Voorhis Road, Suite 400
P.O. Box 1616
Morgantown, WV 26507-1616
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants of the Morgantown Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Health Care Law of the Morgantown Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Real Estate of the Morgantown Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Professional Malpractice Law of the Morgantown Metro Area
William E. Galeota has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!William E. Galeota has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!William E. Galeota has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!William E. Galeota has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation (Appellate, Business Disputes, Civil Litigation, Complex Litigation, Construction, Corporate, Energy, Fiduciary Duties, Health Care, Insurance, Professional Malpractice)
Health Care Law
Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Litigation - Real Estate
Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants (Catastrophic Injury, Dental, Hospital Malpractice, Mediation, Medical Devices, Medical Negligence, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death)
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (Automobile Collision, Catastrophic Injury, Civil Fraud, Fire and Casualty, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, Professional Malpractice, Punitive Damages, Wrongful Death)
Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants