Randall L. Trautwein

Member

Randall L. Trautwein

Member

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Construction Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Employment Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Business Law
  • Creditors Bankruptcy
  • Estate Planning

Admissions

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

Education

  • Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina
    • J.D. – 1979
  • Marshall University
    • A.B. – 1976
    • Honors: summa cum laude

Representative Cases

  • Gateway Communications, Inc. v. John Hess, Inc., 541 S.E. 2d 595, 208 W.Va. 505, 2000
  • Goodwin v. Bayer Corp., 624 S.E. 2d 562, 2005, W.Va.
  • King v. Ferguson, 480 S.E. 2d 516, 198 W.Va. 307, 1996
  • Kodym v. Frazier, 412 S.E. 2d 219, 186 W.Va. 221, 1991
  • Smith v. Raven Hocking Coal Corp., 486 S.E. 2d 789, 199 W.Va. 620, 1997
  • Strawser v. Atkins, 290 F. 3d 720, cert denied 2002 US LEXIS 8693, 2002, 4th Cir.

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America since 2010
  • Listed in West Virginia’s Top Lawyers
  • Listed in Super Lawyers West Virginia
  • Construction Law – Lawyer of the Year, 2014, 2017, 2022 (Best Lawyers)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Cabell and Wayne County Bar Associations
  • The West Virginia State Bar
  • The Rutherford Institute, President, West Virginia Chapter, 1986-1993
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, Board of Governors, 2009-2015
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Greater Huntington Estate Planning Council, President, 1999-2000
  • Member, Wayne County Board of Education, 2018-Present