DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress PLLC News

Founder DiTrapano's legacy lives on despite Charleston law firm's recent name change

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 14, 2019

CHARLESTON –DiTrapano Barrett DiPiero McGinley & Simmons has a new name, but the members insist it’s the same law firm. The firm, located in downtown Charleston, now is known as DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress.

Mother sues school board for daughter's lasting head injury

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 31, 2018

FAYETTEVILLE — The parent of a then 6-year-old girl is suing the Fayette County Board of Education for permanent injuries the child sustained while in her classroom at Gatewood Elementary School.

Driver alleges hubcap flew off of town of Man fire truck and went through windshield

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 8, 2018

LOGAN – A Man resident alleges she was injured when a hubcap flew off of a fire engine and went through the windshield of her vehicle.

Davis's impeachment trial continued

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 16, 2018

CHARLESTON – Former state Supreme Court Justice Robin Jean Davis’s impeachment trial has been continued.

DITRAPANO BARRETT DIPIERO MCGINLEY & SIMMONS PLLC: 5 Mistakes to Avoid with Insurance Companies

By Press release submission | Oct 12, 2018

When dealing with insurance companies, it’s important to remember that they’re not looking out for your rights or best interests.

Davis seeks federal injunction to stop her impeachment trial in state Senate

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 3, 2018

CHARLESTON – Retired state Supreme Court Justice Robin Jean Davis is seeking a federal injunction to stop her scheduled impeachment trial in the state Senate.

DITRAPANO BARRETT DIPIERO MCGINLEY & SIMMONS PLLC: Why Are Medical Malpractice Claims Considered Civil Cases?

By Press release submission | Sep 21, 2018

If you or a loved one have been injured while under the care of a healthcare professional, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice case.


By Press release submission | Aug 11, 2018

Regardless of the type of lawsuit you’re filing, you may be worrying about how you’ll pay for reliable and knowledgeable legal representation.

Wal-Mart customer alleges negligence caused fall, injuries

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 31, 2018

HUNTINGTON — A Huntington woman is suing Wal-Mart, alleging negligence in failing to keep a store premises safe.


By Press release submission | Jul 7, 2018

We’re halfway through 2018, and it’s been a busy six months for West Virginian lawmakers.

Ojeda files motion to dismiss, says he didn't violate man's civil rights

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 5, 2018

CHARLESTON – U.S. Congress candidate and state Senator Richard Ojeda has filed a motion to dismiss the federal lawsuit against him claiming he violated a man’s civil rights.

Charleston couple alleges drowsy motorist caused crash

By Philip Gonzales | May 3, 2018

CHARLESTON — A Charleston couple is suing a motorist, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries to the plaintiffs.

Judge approves $1.4 million settlement in teen’s death

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 15, 2018

CHARLESTON – Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority and Metro Emergency Operations Center have been ordered to pay a total of $1.4 million for the death of a 15-year-old who collapsed after playing basketball.

DiTrapano leaves a rich, colorful legacy

By Tim DiPiero | Nov 1, 2017

When a man like Rudy DiTrapano, your legal mentor and friend, lives a full life for 89 years, you're naturally sad but you have an abiding sense of gratitude that he was around so long and so sharp until the very end. But some lives touch you and so many others in such profound ways that their death is especially noteworthy and significant. And you find yourself not willing to say good-bye silently. That’s the case with Rudy. I've got to publicly thank him and pay tribute to his incredible life.

Prominent Charleston attorney DiTrapano dies of cancer at 89

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 26, 2017

CHARLESTON – Prominent Charleston attorney Rudy DiTrapano died Oct. 24. DiTrapano, who had been battling prostate cancer, was 89. He practiced law for 65 years. He was of counsel with his namesake law firm DiTrapano, Barrett, DiPiero, McGinley and Simmons.

Family member blames hospital operator for relative's death

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 11, 2017

CHARLESTON — A Milton man is suing a South Charleston hospital operator, alleging negligence caused the wrongful death of a relative.

Man accuses Marriott International, Charleston Marriott of discrimination

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 28, 2017

CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County man is suing Marriott International and Charleston Marriott after he claims he was fired for applying for workers’ compensation benefits and using self defense against a patron who attacked him.

Two more lawsuits filed against Raleigh General Hospital for unnecessary cardiac procedures

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 28, 2017

BECKLEY – Two more lawsuits have been filed against Raleigh General Hospital for unnecessary cardiac procedures performed by a former surgeon.

Callaghan hearing before state Supreme Court continued until Jan. 24

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 10, 2017

CHARLESTON – A state Supreme Court hearing regarding the potential suspension of a newly elected circuit judge has been continued until later this month, and none of the elected Justices will hear the case.

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