Sean McGinley is a highly experienced trial and appellate lawyer. In 1995,
he joined DiTrapano Barrett DiPiero McGinley & Simmons, PLLC and is
a member of the firm. With over twenty-five years of experience in the
legal community, Mr. McGinley has extensive experience as a litigator,
and has recovered tens of millions of dollars for his clients. 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.