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Shuman, McCuskey, and Slicer, PLLC is a full-service law firm with a history of quality legal service. We have achieved the AV Preeminent® rating, a significant rating accomplishment that is a testament to the fact that our peers rank us at the highest level of professional excellence. We have also been identified as a Best’s Recommended Insurance Law Firm, illustrating our firm’s commitment to the insurance industry. Shuman, McCuskey, and Slicer, PLLC was designated a Metro Tier 2 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report, and also recognized by Fortune Magazine and American Lawyer Media as a “Top Ranked Law Firm." The recognition is awarded to a select group of law firms in the United States who have ten or more attorneys, of which 33 percent or more are recognized by Martindale-Hubbell® as “AV Preeminent”-the highest peer review rating available.
Co-founding member David L. Shuman was selected as West Virginia's "Lawyer of the Year" in 2015 for medical malpractice, an incredible honor bestowed upon him by his peers. John F. McCuskey was the former West Virginia Commissioner of Finance and Administration who was subsequently appointed as a Supreme Court Justice by Governor Cecil Underwood. After his service on our ?Supreme Court, Mr. McCuskey returned to private practice. William R. Slicer, an experienced trial lawyer, has been defending national and local companies since 1989. His litigation experience has included the defense of catastrophic accident cases, product liability cases, employment discrimination and harassment cases, and exposure cases involving dust, asbestos, silica, and chemicals. Mr. Slicer has also represented coal, oil, and gas industry entities in cases involving contracts, leases, mine health and safety issues, citations, workers' compensation and unemployment claims, accidents, dust, noise, blasting, coal haulage, flooding, deliberate intent, business interference, property disputes, harassment and non-compete agreements.
Among its extraordinary attorneys are Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® rated members Dwayne E. Cyrus, Karen T. McElhinny, Lou Ann S. Cyrus, Roberta F. Green, Timothy Linkous, Brian Warner, Emily Lilly, and Natalie C. Schaefer.
Shuman, McCuskey, and Slicer, PLLC
is committed to its greatest strength: our exceptional litigation skills. Our seasoned litigation attorneys regularly appear in courtrooms throughout the region, defending corporations, construction companies, contractors, retail and hospitality entities, physicians, hospitals, accountants, businesses, insurance carriers, employers, public entities, financial institutions and individuals facing a range of civil litigation.