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Founding member David L. Shuman is one of West Virginia’s most highly-regarded medical malpractice defense attorneys. Mr. Shuman has successfully represented West Virginia physicians for more than forty years. His practice includes defending physicians in malpractice cases and defending medical product liability cases. His practice varies from representing individual physicians to large physician groups who have been entangled with mass tort litigation concerning products such as breast implants, FenPhen, Rezulin, and OxyContin.Mr. Shuman regularly speaks to physicians’ groups regarding medical malpractice issues and legislation that affects physicians. His expertise in this field, coupled with his reputation in the West Virginia legal community, has earned him Martindale-Hubbell’s prestigious “AV Rating,” which signifies that peers rank him at preeminent levels of legal ability and ethical standards. Mr. Shuman participates in Annual Risk Management seminars for the West Virginia Dental Association and represents Dental Professionals throughout the entire State of West Virginia.

Contact & Links


  • 1411 Virginia Street East, Suite 200
    P.O. Box 3953
    Charleston, WV 25339

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, 1972


  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) - Member
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia - Charter Member
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) - Member
  • West Virginia Bar Association - Member

Court Admissions

  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals 1991

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Litigation - Health Care Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Health Care, Charleston-WV (2021)
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, Charleston-WV (2018)
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, Morgantown (2015)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Litigation - Health Care
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants

Special Focus

  • Litigation


  • Recipient of Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia “Distinguished Faculty Award” in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to the Education of Lawyers and the Judiciary
  • Listed Member, National Registers’ Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals, 2004

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