Workers’ Compensation & Real Estate Lawyer

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An Experienced & Dedicated Lawyer in Southern West Virginia

With over 35 years of experience and continued dedication to his community, attorney John H. Shumate Jr. in Mount Hope, WV, can provide local clients with reliable legal services for many different types of cases. Whether you need to file for workers’ compensation in Beckley, WV, or are buying a house in Fayetteville, WV, contact our office in southern West Virginia today!

John Shumate, Esq. also offers legal counsel for cases involving Social Security, so rely on the expertise of a skilled attorney if you are from any of the following areas:

Raleigh County
Beaver, West Virginia
Beckley, West Virginia
Bradley, West Virginia

Fayette County
Mount Hope, West Virginia
Oak Hill, West Virginia
Fayetteville, West Virginia

Know Your Rights
Workers’ Compensation, Real Estate & Social Security Law

Knowing and understanding your rights in any case is of the utmost importance, which is why attorney John H. Shumate and his staff offer reliable legal counseling services as well as full representation for cases involving:

Our law firm will work with you to ensure your best chance at receiving the compensation you deserve for your workers’ compensation and Social Security cases. We will also provide honest and dependable real estate law services that you can count on. No matter the size of your case, we want our clients to know that they are our top priority and will continue to offer personal, assuring legal services every step of the way.

John H. Shumate, Jr. Attorney Profile

1980 – J.D. West Virginia University College of Law
                   Admitted to practice – State of West Virginia
                   Admitted to practice – United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

1991 – Admitted to practice – United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

2015 – West Virginia Infrastructure & Jobs Development Council: General Certification; Local Legal Counsel Certification; Public Service Commission Counsel Certification

Sept 1980 – April 1981 – United Mine Workers of America, District 29, Staff Attorney – Benefits Services Fund, Represented membership in Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability & Federal Black Lung Benefit claims, Beckley, West Virginia

July 1983 – July 1985 – United Mine Workers of America, District 31, Adjunct Staff Attorney – Benefits Services Fund, Represented membership in Workers’ Compensation Claims

May 1981 – Present – Private practice of Law, sole practitioner

Aug 1982 – Oct 2008 & May 2015 – Present – City Attorney, City of Mount Hope, Mount Hope, WV

Jan 1991 – March 1991 – West Virginia State Senate, Legal Counsel, Standing Committee on Health & Human Resources

Aug 1982 – Aug 2002 – Board of Directors, Appalachian Research & Defense Fund, Inc., Public Legal Services Corporation grantee to provide legal services to low-income people of Southern West Virginia

Aug 1989 – Present – Member, Fayette County Deputy Sheriff’s Civil Service Commission

Oct 1982 – Oct 2008 & May 015 – Present – Legal Counsel, Mount Hope Housing Authority

Professional Associations – West Virginia State Bar Association & Fayette County Bar Association

Legal Counsel & Representation in Mount Hope & Beckley, WV

The law firm of John H. Shumate is proud to offer extended office hours for the convenience of our clients in Mount Hope, Beckley, Beaver, Oak Hill, and the surrounding areas. With two office locations in Beckley, WV, and Mount Hope, WV, we can provide reliable legal counsel and representation to a wide service area in southern West Virginia. Call or stop by today for all of your real estate, Social Security, and workers’ compensation concerns!

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