Sean McGinley Esq.

Sean McGinley Esq.

DiTrapano Barrett & DiPiero, PLLC

Charleston, WV

  • Experience 31 years of experience year
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Practice Areas

Antitrust Law
Appeals & Appellate
Business Law
Consumer Law
Employment Law
Energy, Oil & Gas Law
Legal Malpractice
Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Products Liability
Securities Law
Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
Antitrust Law

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • West Virginia
    Since 1991


Sean McGinley is a trial and appellate attorney. His statewide West Virginia law practice includes personal injury and accident cases, medical malpractice, coal mine injury and accidents, serious workplace accidents, commercial and business litigation, and class actions. During his twenty years practicing law, Mr. McGinley has helped his clients recover tens of millions of dollars. He is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.Mr. McGinley was raised in Morgantown, West Virginia, and attended college at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, receiving an A.B. degree in 1987. He studied law at Oxford University (Keble College) in Oxford, England, where he obtained an honours degree in Jurisprudence. After obtaining his law degree, Mr. McGinley worked at the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia as a law clerk, from 1990 through 1993. Mr. McGinley clerked both for Chief Justice Thomas E. McHugh, and Justice Thomas B. Miller. From 1994 through 1995, Mr. McGinley was a law clerk to the Hon. Charles H. Haden, II, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. He has been with the firm since October of 1995. Mr. McGinley has been a member of the Governing Council of the West Virginia Law Institute since 2001. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. He also is a member of both the West Virginia and Kanawha County Bar Associations. Mr. McGinley has lectured media organizations on First Amendment and defamation issues.Mr. McGinley and his wife, Ana G. Marino, have two sons, Liam Patrick McGinley, and Colin Sean McGinley. They reside in Charleston.

Professional Experience

  • Member
    DiTrapano Barrett & DiPiero, PLLC
    1995 - Current

Professional Associations

  • West Virginia Law Institute
    Member, Governing Council
    2001 - Current


  • University of Oxford
    B.A | Jurisprudence
    1988 - 1990


  • Av-Preeminent Rating


  • West Virginia's Very Own Celotex Trilogy: A Series of Recent Opinions by the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia Reveals that the Rumors of Rule 56's Death Were Greatly Exaggerated
    98 W.Va.L.Rev. 571


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  • Contingent Fees