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  • Charleston, WV

James A. Kirby III

Attorney Biography

Mr. Kirby’s practice involves general civil litigation serving as mediator, insurance coverage, public finance, municipal law, and government procurement.

Profile Information

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  • Location: Charleston, WV
  • Personal: Jim is originally from Fairmont, and currently resides in Charleston with his wife, daughter, and two sons. He is a member of the Down Syndrome Network of West Virginia and the Charleston YMCA.

Practice Details

  • Representing clients in civil litigation throughout West Virginia’s State and Federal Courts and the West Virginia Court of Claims
  • Mediator for civil litigation
  • Representing clients with insurance coverage issues
  • Representing clients against claims of predatory lending, unfair debt collection practices, and other claims under the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act
  • Serving as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, and issuer’s counsel to West Virginia municipalities, political subdivisions, and the State of West Virginia

Professional Affiliations

  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Kanawha County Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Mediator listed with the West Virginia State Bar

Court Admissions

  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and all lower State courts
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia


  • Served as General Counsel to the State of West Virginia Department of Administration
  • Served as Issuer’s Counsel to the Tobacco Settlement Finance Authority, which issued the largest bond deal in the State’s history
  • Clerked for the Honorable Robert A. Irons, 31st Judicial Circuit


  • B.A., Philosophy, West Virginia University, 1995
  • J.D., West Virginia University College of Law, 2000


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