Our Staff

JUSTIN J. MARCUM – Managing Attorney

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Education:

Juris Doctorate – Appalachian School of Law (2011)

    • Graduated in Top 10 of Class
    • Vice President of Energy Mineral & Law Society
    • Distinguished as a member of the Dean’s List
    • Member of The International Legal Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi
    • Earned Professional Research Certifications from Lexis Nexis and WestLaw
    • Awarded the Willard Owens Award for Excellence in Community Service and Law
    • Southern West Virginia Alumni Association Charter Member
    • Documentary Written in Regards to Justin Marcum’s Success as a Law Student, Litigator, and Legislator

 

  • B.B.A in Economics – Marshall University (2008)
    • Distinguished Graduate
    • Member Omicron Delta Epsilon, The International Honor Society in Economics
    • Member of Marshall University Peer Mentor group

 

  • Electricity – Mayo Technical College (2003)
    • Graduate (Electrician Studies)
    • Certified Underground Coal Miner in West Virginia & Kentucky

Bar Admissions:

    • Supreme Court of the United States – Washington, D.C.
    • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals – Charleston, WV
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia – Charleston, WV
    • United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals – Richmond, VA
    • United States Tax Court – Washington, D.C.

Affiliations:

    • Named the Top 100 Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers
    • Named the Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers
    • Named Top 10 Family Law Attorney’s in West Virginia
    • Named to the Subcommittee on Car Accidents by the National Trial Lawyers
    • Top Lawyer – The Global Directory of Who’s Who
    • United States of America Supreme Court Bar
    • West Virginia State Bar2014Member_Member
    • Criminal Law Committee – West Virginia State Bar
    • American Bar Association
    • Mingo County Bar Association
    • West Virginia Association of Justice
    • “Who’s Who in Law”
    •  American Association of Justice
    • Phi Delta Phi – International Legal Fraternity

 

Professional Highlights:

  • Member of the West Virginia Legislature – House of Delegates

      • Vice Chairman of Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee
      • Judiciary Committee member
      • Roads and Transportation Committee member
      • Energy Committee member
      • Political Subdivisions Committee member
      • Former member of the Education Committee (2010)
      • Named “Rookie Legislator of the Year” by the Charleston Gazette (2013)

 

  • Law Clerk for Mingo County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, 2008-2010

      • Wrote numerous briefs that were used in Court
      • Engaged in extensive research that was used in a high profile murder trial
      • Reviewed evidence and met with officers to prepare for trial
      • Handled numerous cases regarding criminal law

 

  • Board Member of the Mingo Central High School Counseling Advisory Committee (2011 – present)
  • Board Member of the Tug Valley Friendship Foundation (2013 – present)
  • Board Member of the Tug Valley Athletic Foundation
  • Assistant Prosecutor (2011-present)
  • Completed Numerous Training’s and Received Certifications for Studies Regarding Car Wrecks
  • Secured Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Settlements for Clients
  • Took on a Multinational Company and Secured a Huge Settlement for a Client
  • Recognized in many national publications for securing millions of dollars in settlements for car wreck clients.

 

Miscellaneous:

    • Former Underground Coal Miner (2003-2007)
    • Certified Title Examiner with Investors Title Insurance Company
    • Sunday School teacher & Deacon at First Baptist Church
    • Avid Hunter & Fisherman
    • Ancient Free & Accepted Mason, Beni Kedem Shriner
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WANNETTA J. SANSOM – Office Manager/Legal Assistant

  • Worked for 19 years as a Paralegal/Legal Assistant
  • Experienced in Car Wrecks, Estates, Divorces, Child Custody, and many other legal matters
  • Drafted Extensive Motions and Other Court Documents
  • Assisted with Hundreds of Estate Probates
  • Personally Assisted with numerous Family Law Cases
  • Experienced Researcher and Legal Assistant

Miscellaneous:

  • Member Loyal Order of Eastern Star
  • Avid Volunteer

 

 SKYE R. PACK – Legal Assistant

  • Over 5 Years Experience as a Legal Assistant
  • Experienced in Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Family Law, & Social Security
  • Personally Assisted in Hundreds of Car Wreck Cases
  • Underwent Extensive Training  in Social Security Claims & Workers’ Compensation Cases
  • Drafted Numerous Motions and Court Documents That Have Been Used Successfully in Court

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Wife and Mother of Two
  • Christian and Youth Leader
  • Community Volunteer

JESSICA SANGER – Law Student/Legal Assistant

  • Law Student – Charleston School of Law
  • Alumni – West Virginia University [Political Science & Philosophy]
  • Experienced in Personal Injury, Social Security, Workers Compensation, and Legal Research
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