Randall L. Trautwein
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Huntington, WV

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Areas Of Practice

  • Defense Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Products Liability
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Insurance Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Construction Law

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1979
  • Marshall University
    • A.B. - 1976
    • Honors: summa cum laude

Representative Cases

  • Gateway Communications, Inc. v. John Hess, Inc., 541 S.E. 2d 595, 208 W.Va. 505, 2000
  • Goodwin v. Bayer Corp., 624 S.E. 2d 562, 2005, W.Va.
  • King v. Ferguson, 480 S.E. 2d 516, 198 W.Va. 307, 1996
  • Kodym v. Frazier, 412 S.E. 2d 219, 186 W.Va. 221, 1991
  • Smith v. Raven Hocking Coal Corp., 486 S.E. 2d 789, 199 W.Va. 620, 1997
  • Strawser v. Atkins, 290 F. 3d 720, cert denied 2002 US LEXIS 8693, 2002, 4th Cir.

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed in Super Lawyers West Virginia
  • Construction Law – Lawyer of the Year, 2017 and 2014 (Best Lawyers)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Cabell and Wayne County Bar Associations
  • The West Virginia State Bar
  • The Rutherford Institute, President, West Virginia Chapter, 1986 to 1993
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, Board of Governors, 2009 to 2015
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Greater Huntington Estate Planning Council, President, 1999 to 2000

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Phi Alpha Delta

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