James D. McQueen, Jr.

James D. McQueen, Jr.

Jim McQueen is a native West Virginian and is an experienced, versatile, and knowledgeable civil trial lawyer who has handled more than 200 jury trials to verdict in 27 different counties and in 5 Federal District Courts, and has more than 40 reported decisions (appeals). He has also handled numerous administrative trials in professional licensure and workers’ compensation cases. Jim frequently serves as an expert witness in insurance and legal malpractice cases and as a mediator in his areas of practice. His primary geographical areas of practice include the State and Federal Courts in the Southern District of West Virginia or within 100 miles of Huntington. His professional goals are client satisfaction, excellent results, and earning the respect of the courts and opposing counsel.

General practice areas

  • Insurance:
    • Coverage
    • Bad Faith
    • Unfair Claims Handling
    • Fraud
  • Employment:
    • Sexual Discrimination
    • Gender Discrimination
    • Wrongful Discharge
    • Disability Discrimination
    • Human Rights Violations
    • Harless Claims (violates public policy)
    • Workers’ Compensation Discrimination and Fraud, and Deliberate Intent (Employee injured by employer’s violation of safety standard
  • Personal Injury:
    • Automobile Accidents
    • Large Truck Accidents
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Premises Liability (Slip and Fall)
    • Pedestrian Accidents
    • Psychological Injuries (Emotional Distress, PTSD)
    • Wrongful Death, Catastrophic Injuries (TBI, CRPS, Spinal Cord, Paralysis)
  • Intentional Torts:
    • Fraud
    • Civil Conspiracy
    • Defamation
    • Libel
    • Slander
    • Outrageous Conduct
    • Assault and Battery
    • False Arrest


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 1974
  • Practice Court award
  • United States Naval Academy, B.S., 1967
  • Williamson High School


  • West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Professional affiliations

  • West Virginia Legislature’s Medical Malpractice Task Force, 1985–1986
  • Chairman, West Virginia State Bar Committee for Law Practice Management, 1987–1990
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
    • Law Practice Management Section
    • Tort and Insurance Practice Section
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Cabell County Bar Association