Jennifer L. Tampoya

Jennifer L. Tampoya joined Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer, PLLC, in 2009 and is a Member in the firm’s Morgantown office.  She is an experienced litigator and trial attorney.  Her practice focuses on defending physicians, nurses, health care entities, lawyers, and accountants in professional malpractice cases.  She has also defended many commercial enterprises and governmental entities in a broad range of disputes, including cases involving alleged construction defects, wrongful termination, and general liability.  In addition, Ms. Tampoya advises business clients on organizational, contract, and other issues, and she handles a variety of insurance coverage disputes.  Along with litigating cases pending before West Virginia Circuit Courts, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, and the United States District Court, Ms. Tampoya has litigated in the West Virginia Business Court Division and defended an accounting firm in the Business Court’s first jury trial.

Ms. Tampoya is originally from Southern California and attended UCLA. After college, she remained in the Los Angeles area and was instrumental in the development and management of a healthcare services and instruction business. In 1998, she relocated to Morgantown, West Virginia, and was then responsible for the administration of closely-held business corporations providing health care services and fitness services. Ms. Tampoya is an avid runner and enjoys water skiing, snow skiing, and other outdoor activities.


Years running
Waterski slalom tournament on UCLA waterski team


Bar Admissions


  • J.D., West Virginia University College of Law
    • Honors: West Virginia Law Review, Notes and Articles Editor
    • Honors: Recipient, Patrick Duffy Koontz Award
    • Honors: Recipient, CALI Award, Legal Research and Writing
    • Honors: Recipient, CALI Award, Appellate Advocacy
    • Honors: Recipient, CALI Award, Entrepreneurship
    • Honors: Recipient, CALI Award, Lawyers & Legislation Seminar
    • Honors: Clinical Law Program
    • Honors: Independent Study in Legislative Advocacy
  • B.A., University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
    • Major: English

Published Works

  • “What Works, What Doesn’t: Revising DUI Laws in West Virginia to Reduce Recidivism and Save Lives,” 111 W. Va. L.R. 283 (Fall 2008)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • West Virginia State Bar Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • Monongalia County Bar Association
  • DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar