Bader C. Giggenbach

partner since 2000
Morgantown, West Virginia
Bader C. Giggenbach has practiced law in Morgantown, W. Va., since 1994. He practices primarily in the areas of employment, personal injury, family law, criminal defense, and commercial. He is a W. Va. licensed general contractor and has several businesses.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1994

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Plaintiff Personal Injury
  • Divorce/Family Law
  • Domestic Relations
  • Criminal Defense
  • Driving Under the Influence, DUI
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Commercial Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • W. Va. Supreme Court of Appeals, Law License, 1994

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1997


  • West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia
    • J.D. - 1994
  • West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
    • B.A. - 1991
    • Major: Political Science
  • Greenbrier East High School, Fairlea, West Virginia - June, 1986

Honors and Awards

  • “Monongalia County Democrat of the Year” November 2017 Monongalia County Democratic Executive Committee
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America, 1986
  • American Legion, West Virginia Boy’s State, 1985
  • West Virginia Golden Horseshoe Winner, 1982, Greenbrier County, W. Va.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Monongalia County Bar Association, Member
  • West Virginia State Bar Association, Member
  • West Virginia Association of Justice, Member
  • West Virginia Licensed Contractor, No. WV043180, Green Mountain Development, LLC, Member
  • West Virginia University College of Arts and Sciences, Political Science Department, Chair's Advisory Committee
  • Monongalia County Planning Commission, Member, October 2007 to present President, 2010 to 2017
  • Monongalia County Board of Ballot Commissioners Current Democrat Member
  • Monongalia County Democratic Executive Committee, 2014 to present
  • West Run Planning District Advisory Committee, 2003 to present
  • Pi Sigma Sigma, Policy Studies Honorary, past President

Past Employment Positions

  • Monongalia County Circuit Court, Conservator, 2018 - 2019
  • Monongalia County Circuit Court, Special Commissioner, 2018 - 2019
  • Monongalia County Family Court, Discovery Commissioner, 2017
  • Monongalia County Circuit Court, Receiver, 2011
  • Monongalia County Circuit Court, Discovery Commissioner, 2010
  • William C. Brewer, Associate Attorney, 1994 - 2000
  • Fairmont City Attorney, Law Clerk, 1991 - 1994
  • B. E. & K. Construction Company, Laborer, 1990
  • WVU College of Law Admissions Office, Financial Aid Work Study, 1986 - 1990
  • Greenbrier Co., W. Va., Timber cutter and equipment operator, 1986 - 1988
  • Greenbrier Co., W. Va. , Self-employed, 1985 - 1988
  • Morgantown Baseball Association Company, Umpire, youth baseball, 2014 - 2018
  • Preston County Health Department, former counsel
  • West Virginia Legislature, former intern

Pro Bono Activities

  • Monongalia County Drug Court Foundation, Inc. Morgantown, WV Current Board Member
  • Cheat Lake Baseball Association, Inc. Morgantown, WV Vice President, Commissioner, and Coach
  • Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center, Inc Morgantown, WV Pro Bono in Court Representation of Victims
  • West Run Watershed Association, Inc Morgantown, WV Current Board Member
  • Monongalia County Drug Court Team Member Past Defense Counsel Representative
  • Legal Aid of West Virginia, Inc. Charleston, Board Member
  • In Touch and Concerned, Inc. Westover, WV Past Board Member
  • Monongalia County Drug Court Foundation Inc., Secretary
  • Center for a Better Life, Management Team, Live Better Magazine
  • Morgantown Baseball Association Company
  • Mon River Trails Conservancy
  • Greenbrier River Watershed Association
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Adopt-A-Highway, W. Va. Department of Transportation

Ancillary Businesses

  • Giggenbach Development, LLC, Member
  • Giggenbach Family Limited Partnership, Partner
  • Giggenbach Holdings, LLC, Member
  • Giggenbach Properties, Inc., President White Sulphur Springs, WV Owns and operates Oakwood Apartments, a USDA Rural Development property Housing for the Disabled and Elderly
  • Green Mountain Development, LLC, Member Morgantown, WV,General Contracting, Construction, and Development
  • NovaGene, LLC, Member Morgantown, WV,Invention of Anti-Cancer Pharmaceutical Compositions