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Rusty Webb

Rusty Webb is a personal injury and divorce attorney with 25 years of experience helping clients in Charleston and throughout West Virginia. He handles personal injury cases on a contingency basis, so clients can get legal representation with no obligation to pay legal fees unless they receive a recovery.

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Education

Mr. Webb is a native West Virginian and attended public schools in Madison, Boone County, West Virginia. After graduation in 1979 from Scott High School, he attended and graduated from Marshall University with a BA in political science.

Mr. Webb attended Ohio Northern University, Claude W. Pettit College of Law from 1985 to 1986. During the summer of 1986, he attended the University of Notre Dame’s London Law Centre in London, United Kingdom, where he studied international law. Upon returning to the United States, he was accepted to transfer to the West Virginia University College of Law where he graduated with a doctor of juris prudence degree in May of 1987.

Mr. Webb receives continuing legal education to stay on top of the latest changes in his legal areas of expertise, particularly in West Virginia divorce and personal injury law.

Legal and Political Career

Mr. Webb has spent the past 25 years serving the state of West Virginia as an attorney and politician. After graduation from law school, he joined the Charleston law firm of Goodwin and Goodwin, where he practiced corporate and insurance defense law, particularly in the area of class action asbestos defense litigation. In March of 1993, he then joined the law firm of Pepper and Nason, where he practiced primarily in the areas of divorce and family law, personal injury and criminal defense law.

In 1994, he was elected to the Kanawha County Republican Executive Committee representing the South Hills area of Kanawha County. Mr. Webb was appointed as an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1996, in Philadelphia and in 2000 was elected as a Delegate to the Republican National Convention in New York.

In 1996, he was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates and served for four terms. During his eight years as a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, he served on the following Committees: Education, Constitutional Revision (Minority Chair), Judiciary, Banking and Insurance, Veterans Affairs and, Industry and Labor/ Economic Development and Small Business (Minority Chair).

In February, 2006, he established Webb Law Firm, PLLC, in Charleston, West Virginia in which he practices a variety of law including family and divorce, personal injury, accidents, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, serious medical malpractice, product liability, prescription drug recall, and nursing home abuse and neglect.

Mr. Webb has successfully presented a number of Petitions for Appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia on a variety of issues, including breach of trust, criminal defense, child custody modification, spousal support, and distribution of marital assets.

Philosophy

As the son of a coal miner, Mr. Webb learned at a young age how difficult it was for working class people to assert their rights against big corporations. This upbringing, along with his Christian beliefs, has guided him throughout his distinguished legal and political career. His practice focuses primarily on representing regular people who need help having their voice heard in the legal system.

Mr. Webb is well-known in the Charleston community and throughout West Virginia as an advocate for working class people and as a supporter of many non-profit initiatives. Mr. Webb serves as a member of the Board of Advisors to the West Virginia Junior College in Charleston, West Virginia. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Big Green Scholarship Foundation at Marshall University, which provides funding for student athlete scholarships. He is also a member of a variety of outdoor preservation and civil rights organizations including Ducks Unlimited, Trout Unlimited, the National Rifle Association and B.A.S.S.

Personal Life

He was raised in Madison, Boone County, West Virginia. His mother now lives in Elizabethton, Tennessee. His father, a coal miner, died in November, 1987.

Mr. Webb married the former Robin Stinnett in 1996, and they and their daughter, Alexa, live in Charleston, West Virginia. Mr. Webb has two stepsons, Matthew, who is a student at Marshall University, and Adam, who is a graduate of Marshall University and the Marshall University nursing program at St. Mary’s Hospital and is a practicing RN at CAMC in Charleston.

Mr. Webb was a member of the Marshall University men’s swim team, and while a law student at West Virginia University he was a member of the University’s crew team (rowing).

He has been a lifelong outdoorsman, and although his legal career prohibits all of the types of hunting he enjoyed as a teenager, he finds time to deer hunt for one week each fall and estimates that he is on the water approximately sixty days per year fishing for small-mouth bass, his most passionate outdoor pastime.


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