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  • partner, 2000

Location:

Morgantown, WV

Phone:

Fax:

304-291-5829

Email:

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.

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

Education

  • 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

    Representative Cases

    • Darwin Corp., Inc. v. Patriot Mining Co., Inc, WL 3030857, 2012
    • Posey v. City of Buckhannon, 228 W.Va. 612, 723 S.E.2d 842 , 2012
    • Gassaway v. Dominion Exploration and Production, Inc, WL 8193596, 2011
    • Wilson, M.D. v. WVU School of Medicine Dept, of OB/GYN, 2011 WL, 2011
    • The Book Exchange, Inc., v. West Virginia University and Barnes and Noble College Booksellers, Inc (Accepted 5-0 April 11, 2008, Settled Before Argument), W.Va.Sup.CtApp., No. 34162
    • State v. Brooks, 222 W.Va. 336, 664 S.E.2d 677, 2008
    • Delapp v. Delapp, 213 W.Va. 757, 584 S.E.2d 899, 2003
    • State v. Schermerhorn, 211 W.Va. 376, 566 S.E.2d 263 , 2002
    • Foster v. City of Keyser, 202 W.Va. 1, 501 S.E.2d 165, 1997
    • Subramani v. West Virginia University, WVU-1473, 2010
    • Wilson, M.D. v. West Virginia University, HE-040 , 2007
    • Shockey v. Preston County Bd. of Educ.,, 39-045, 2004
    • Jacobs, M.D. v. West Virginia University, HE-001, 2002
    • Shockey v. Preston County Bd. of Educ, W. Va. Educ. State E'ee Griev. Bd., 39-371, 2002
    • Close v. Preston County Health Department, CHD-536, CHD-017 (1999, 2000)
    • White v. W. Va. Division of Corrections, W. Va. Educ. State E'ee Griev. Bd., CORR-423, 1998
    • Johnson v. Monongalia County Commission, W. Va. S. Ct. No. 13-068 (settled after argument)

    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 to 2019
    • Monongalia County Circuit Court, Special Commissioner, 2018 to 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 to 2000
    • Fairmont City Attorney, Law Clerk, 1991 to 1994
    • B. E. & K. Construction Company, Laborer, 1990
    • WVU College of Law Admissions Office, Financial Aid Work Study, 1986 to 1990
    • Greenbrier Co., W. Va., Timber cutter and equipment operator, 1986 to 1988
    • Greenbrier Co., W. Va. , Self-employed, 1985 to 1988
    • Morgantown Baseball Association Company, Umpire, youth baseball, 2014 to 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