From their offices in Charleston and Morgantown, the lawyers at Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer, PLLC represent insurance carriers and their insureds across the entire spectrum of their involvement in the litigation process. From coverage opinions to defense of insureds to handling direct actions against insurance companies, our attorneys are admitted to practice in West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio, and are available to provide a thorough and complete analysis of the legal issues involved.
Our firm represents individuals, businesses, public entities, and insurance carriers in a broad array of litigation matters, including products liability, long-term care litigation and nursing home defense, Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act or "Bad Faith" defense litigation, declaratory judgment actions, toxic torts related to the gas and coal industries, professional liability (including medical malpractice defense, legal malpractice defense, veterinary malpractice defense, and other forms of professional malpractice defense), employment law defense, sexual harassment, age and gender discrimination, workers' compensation defense, asbestos and silica liability, municipal and public entity liability, civil rights defense, directors' and officers' liability, general liability, complex litigation, mass torts, and class action lawsuits.
Our attorneys possess the knowledge and experience needed to evaluate the exposure of each claim quickly and accurately. We relate our assessment clearly, concisely, and perhaps most importantly, with complete candor to our clients, so we can plan a litigation strategy in concert with the insurance carrier. We also make certain that all parties are honestly informed of both the potential exposure and the cost of defense so that, together, we can make an intelligent and informed decision about a quick disposition or a thorough defense.
Litigation and trial experience is of course essential to achieving successful results, whether in the courtroom or at the bargaining table. However, we have found that our practice of timely and forthright communication with each client has been equally important in maintaining client satisfaction and obtaining favorable outcomes on their behalf. In addition, our firm provides proactive services to clients in the industry, making regular presentations on current insurance defense issues to insurance company home offices. With this comprehensive approach, we are able to fulfill our commitment to our clients as advisors and litigators who help insurers and insureds operate with security and peace of mind.
Browning, Mark W. / Cyrus, Dwayne E. / Cyrus, Lou Ann S. / Green, Roberta F.
Lawton, Elizabeth S. / Linkous, Timothy R / Osborn, Heather B.
McCuskey, Hon. John F. / McElhinny, Karen T. / Miner, Margaret / Negley, Christopher D.
Sears, Christopher J. / Shuman, David L. / Slicer, William R.