Licensed in West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, &
District of Columbia
I handle personal legal matters that can be urgent, stressful and complex. My goal is to take on the burdens and guide clients to the most favorable outcome. I also provide legal counsel and planning services to help clients avoid conflicts and protect their long-term interests or legacy.
I am James E. Smith II, a general practice attorney in Keyser. Since 1991, I have served individuals and families in Mineral County and neighboring counties of West Virginia and Maryland. My 31 years of legal experience includes:
- Chapter 7 bankruptcy to eliminate personal debts
- Family law and divorce
- Personal injury (auto accidents, medical malpractice, other negligence)
- General civil litigation
- Criminal Defense
- Estate planning and tax planning
- Probate and estate administration
I have been a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) since 1986 and earned my law degree in 1989 from West Virginia University College of Law. In addition to West Virginia and Maryland, I am also licensed to practice law in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia.
Your Local Attorney And Counselor
I grew up in this area, where my family operated a new and used car dealership for many years. After college and law school, I returned here to establish my own law practice. I value my reputation in the legal profession and in the local communities I serve, earning one client at a time and primarily through word of mouth.
As a solo attorney, “the buck stops here.” You will meet with me personally at your initial consultation and I will handle every facet of your case myself, from drafting legal correspondence to advocating for you in a courtroom. I understand that pressing legal issues create questions and anxieties. I try to be accessible and responsive, returning phone calls and keeping my clients informed.
As both a lawyer and a CPA, I can address the financial aspects of your legal matter. Read more about my background and credentials.
I look forward to helping you with your immediate legal matter and developing a long relationship as your adviser. To arrange an initial consultation, call 304-209-6204 or toll-free 877-405-9337, or contact me online.
We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.