BECKLEY – A Lincoln County man claims a Wyoming County law firm owes him more than $40,000 for his services.

Jack Spadaro filed his lawsuit in Raleigh Circuit Court against Warren Randolph McGraw II doing business as The Warren McGraw Law Firm or McGraw Law Offices. The firm has offices in Beckley, Pineville and Atlanta, Ga.

Spadaro is a mine health and safety consultant, an environmental consultant who also is a lecturer, speaker and expert witness, according to his website.

According to the complaint, Spadaro worked with McGraw on some McDowell County flooding cases. The invoices attached to the complaint show Spadaro worked for $250 per hour. Entries on the invoices included such tasks as working on maps, reviewing violation history for Bluestone Coal permits, travel, map review, meetings with attorneys, preparing for depositions and giving depositions.

The costs for the production of some maps also are included in the invoices, which are dated from early 2011 to late 2013.

McGraw is the son of former state Supreme Court Justice and current Wyoming Circuit Court Judge Warren McGraw and the nephew of former state Attorney General Darrell McGraw.

Spadaro seeks judgment in the amount of $40,916.18 plus interest and costs.

He is being represented by Oak Hill attorney Philip J. Tissue. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Robert Burnside.

Raleigh Circuit Court case number: 15-C-428

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