Home> Find a Lawyer> West Virginia> Criminal Defense >Criminal Appellate Law

West VirginiaCriminal Appellate Law Lawyers in West Virginia

An appeal involves briefing issues for a higher court to review. Appellate attorneys in West Virginia may also make an oral argument to the judge or judges deciding the appeal.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney for an appellate case, keep in mind that strict timelines often apply to appeals.


Most criminal appellate attorneys in West Virginia charge flat fees for direct appeals and post conviction cases.


Many of the top appellate attorneys devote a significant portion of their practice to this niche area of the law.


Appellate law in the criminal justice system also includes federal habeas petitions and post-conviction motions for illegal sentences, ineffective assistance of counsel or prosecutorial misconduct.


Many of the top criminal appellate lawyers in the United States belong to The Council of Appellate Lawyers. The CAL is the first and only national appellate bench-bar organization.

Learn More

Jason Michael Glass

Jason Michael Glass
Glass Defense Firm
PO Box 4388
Clarksburg, WV 26302
Licensed for 14 years, Jason Michael Glass is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended West Virginia University... read more >

William S. Adams

William S. Adams
Adams Legal Group, PLLC
344 High St.
Morgantown, WV 26505
Licensed for 19 years, William S. Adams is a Criminal Defense and Motor Vehicle Accidents lawyer who attended WVU College of Law... read more >

J. Brandon Shumaker

J. Brandon Shumaker
J. Brandon Shumaker, Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 4475
Morgantown, WV 26504
Licensed for 9 years, J. Brandon Shumaker is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Kevin D Mills

Kevin D Mills
1800 W King Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Licensed for 38 years, Kevin D Mills is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer... read more >

Alan Pritt

Alan Pritt
Pritt Spano & Williams, PLLC
714 ½ Lee Street East Suite #204
Charleston, WV 25301
Licensed for 9 years, Alan Pritt is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Jeffrey R. Blair

Jeffrey R. Blair
Blair Law Firm, PLLC
421 Midland Trail
Hurricane, WV 25526
Licensed for 5 years, Jeffrey R. Blair is a Criminal Defense and Divorce lawyer... read more >

Michelle Johnson

Michelle Johnson
Johnson Law Office Pllc
410 Tennessee Avenue
Charleston, WV 25302
Licensed for 21 years, Michelle Johnson is a Family Law and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

David A Jividen

David A Jividen
729 N Main St
Wheeling, WV 26003
Licensed for 40 years, David A Jividen is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

J. Michael Benninger

J. Michael Benninger
Benninger Law, PLLC
PO Box 623
Morgantown, WV 26507
Licensed for 34 years, J. Michael Benninger is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

John N Ellem

John N Ellem
Ellem Law Office
PO Box 322
Parkersburg, WV 26102
Licensed for 27 years, John N Ellem is a Criminal Defense and Consumer Law lawyer... read more >

Gregory J Campbell

Gregory J Campbell
1412 Kanawha Blvd East
Charleston, WV 25301
Licensed for 45 years, Gregory J Campbell is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer... read more >

Frank Walker

Frank Walker
Frank Walker Law
The Monongahela Building 235 High Street,Suite 418
Morgantown, WV 26505
Licensed for 7 years, Frank Walker is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Troy N Giatras

Troy N Giatras
The Giatras Law Firm, PLLC
118 Capitol St Suite 400
Charleston, WV 25301
Licensed for 29 years, Troy N Giatras is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Aaron C Amore

Aaron C Amore
Amore Law PLLC
PO Box 386
Charles Town, WV 25414
Licensed for 24 years, Aaron C Amore is a Criminal Defense and Consumer Law lawyer... read more >

John David Wooton Jr.

John David Wooton Jr.
201 N. Kanawha St
Beckley, WV 25801
Licensed for 12 years, John David Wooton Jr. is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Robert G McCoid

Robert G McCoid
McCamic, Sacco, Pizzuti & McCoid, PLLC
56-58 14th St
Wheeling, WV 26003
Licensed for 25 years, Robert G McCoid is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

David Roger Pence

David Roger Pence
Carter, Zerbe & Associates
PO Box 3667
Charleston, WV 25336
Licensed for 14 years, David Roger Pence is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Thomas Willy Kroger

Thomas Willy Kroger
Kroger Law Offices
1403 Saratoga Avenue
Morgantown, WV 26505
Licensed for 14 years, Thomas Willy Kroger is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Benjamin L Bailey

Benjamin L Bailey
Bailey & Glasser, LLP
209 Capitol St
Charleston, WV 25301
Licensed for 38 years, Benjamin L Bailey is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Kirk H Bottner

Kirk H Bottner
Bottner & Skillman
PO Box 344
Charles Town, WV 25414
Licensed for 23 years, Kirk H Bottner is a Criminal Defense and Bankruptcy lawyer... read more >

Nicholas Forrest Colvin

Nicholas Forrest Colvin
Law Office of Nicholas Forrest Colvin, PLLC
PO Box 1720
Martinsburg, WV 25402
Licensed for 15 years, Nicholas Forrest Colvin is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Glen Franklin Koontz

Glen Franklin Koontz
Martin & Seibert, LC
PO Box 1286
Martinsburg, WV 25402
Licensed for 15 years, Glen Franklin Koontz is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Sharon L Potter

Sharon L Potter
Spilman, Thomas & Battle, PLLC
PO Box 831
Wheeling, WV 26003
Licensed for 34 years, Sharon L Potter is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

David Pearson Skillman

David Pearson Skillman
Bottner & Skillman
PO Box 344
Charles Town, WV 25414
Licensed for 13 years, David Pearson Skillman is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Paul J Harris

Paul J Harris
Harris Law Offices
32 15th St
Wheeling, WV 26003
Paul J Harris is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Wake Forest University School of Law... read more >

Shane M Mallett

Shane M Mallett
Mallett Law Offices
80 12th St Ste 100
Wheeling, WV 26003
Shane M Mallett is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Stephen Andrew Arnold

Stephen Andrew Arnold
117 E. German St
Shepherstown, WV 25443
Licensed for 27 years, Stephen Andrew Arnold is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Michael D Simms

Michael D Simms
235 High St Suite 722
Morgantown, WV 26505
Licensed for 14 years, Michael D Simms is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Scott C Brown

Scott C Brown
Scott C Brown Law Office
1600 National Rd
Wheeling, WV 26003
Licensed for 23 years, Scott C Brown is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Brent Allen Clyburn

Brent Allen Clyburn
Law Office of Brent A Clyburn,
RR3 Box 529A
Wheeling, WV 26003
Licensed for 13 years, Brent Allen Clyburn is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

George J Cosenza

George J Cosenza
PO Box 4
Parkersburg, WV 26102
Licensed for 42 years, George J Cosenza is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Stephen G Jory

Stephen G Jory
PO Box 1909
Elkins, WV 26241
Licensed for 50 years, Stephen G Jory is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John A Kessler

John A Kessler
Carey Scott & Douglas
PO Box 913
Charleston, WV 25323
Licensed for 43 years, John A Kessler is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Stephanie E Scales-Sherrin

Stephanie E Scales-Sherrin
Scales Law Office
314 W. John St
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Licensed for 11 years, Stephanie E Scales-Sherrin is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

James B Zimarowski

James B Zimarowski
265 High St Suite 200
Morgantown, WV 26505
Licensed for 37 years, James B Zimarowski is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Joel L Mumford

Joel L Mumford
215 S 3rd St Suite 600
Clarksburg, WV 26301
Licensed for 12 years, Joel L Mumford is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Thomas University School of Law... read more >

Michael Fielding Gibson

Michael Fielding Gibson
1345 Mercer St
Princeton, WV 24740
Licensed for 46 years, Michael Fielding Gibson is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

R. Clarke VanDervort

R. Clarke VanDervort
US Southern Magistrate Judge
PO Box 4190
Bluefield, WV 24701
Licensed for 33 years, R. Clarke VanDervort is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Dorwin John Wolfe

Dorwin John Wolfe
200 Kerens Ave
Elkins, WV 26241
Licensed for 28 years, Dorwin John Wolfe is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Jay T McCamic

Jay T McCamic
56-58 Fourteenth St PO Box 151
Wheeling, WV 26003
Licensed for 35 years, Jay T McCamic is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Stephen M Glass

Stephen M Glass
191 Ridgeway Dr
Bridgeport, WV 26330
Licensed for 43 years, Stephen M Glass is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Timothy F Cogan

Timothy F Cogan
Cassidy Myers Cogan & Voegelin, LC
1413 Eoff St
Wheeling, WV 26003
Licensed for 39 years, Timothy F Cogan is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Dreama D Sinkkanen

Dreama D Sinkkanen
Law Offices of Dreama D. Sinkkanen
231 S Third St
Clarksburg, WV 26301
Licensed for 26 years, Dreama D Sinkkanen is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Charles E Anderson

Charles E Anderson
200 Adams St
Fairmont, WV 26544
Licensed for 45 years, Charles E Anderson is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Ashley Morgan Lockwood

Ashley Morgan Lockwood
741 Fifth Ave
Huntington, WV 25701
Licensed for 19 years, Ashley Morgan Lockwood is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

William O Merriman

William O Merriman
PO Box 167
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Licensed for 23 years, William O Merriman is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Robert C Stone

Robert C Stone
529 W. King St
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Licensed for 25 years, Robert C Stone is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
Showing attorneys 1–47 out of 47

Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.



Saving...