James D. Lamp


James D. Lamp


Areas of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation
  • Defense Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Insurance Law
  • Insurance Bad Faith


  • West Virginia
  • Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia
    • J.D.- 1979
    • Honors: Moot Court Board
    • Law Review: Associate Editor, West Virginia Law Review
  • West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
    • A.B. magna cum laude- 1976
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, The West Virginia Bar Foundation
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America since 2007
  • Listed in West Virginia’s Top Lawyers
  • Listed in Super Lawyers West Virginia
  • Arbitration- Lawyer of the Year, 2021, 2018 (Best Lawyers)
  • Mediation- Lawyer of the Year, 2017 (Best Lawyers)
  • Insurance Law- Lawyer of the Year, 2016 and 2012 (Best Lawyers)
  • Litigation Insurance- Lawyer of the Year, 2020 (Best Lawyers)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Cabell County Bar Association
  • The West Virginia State Bar
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, Board of Governors 1997; President 2000
  • West Virginia Law Institute, Former President, Member, Governing Council
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, Charter Member, West Virginia Chapter