We’re Proud To Announce Selections in The Best Lawyers in America©

Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer is proud to announce its nominees to The Best Lawyers in America.© Co-founder David L. Shuman was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd edition of the Best Lawyers in America in the area of Medical Malpractice-Defendants. Another Co-founder, William R. Slicer, was selected by his peers for inclusion [...]

September 14th, 2016|

SMS Announces Opening of Winchester, Virginia Office

SMS is excited to announce that it has opened its newest office in Winchester, Virginia.  In response to requests by our valued clients, our Winchester office is perfectly situated to assist our clients in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, including Martinsburg, West Virginia, Berkeley County; Charles Town, West Virginia, Jefferson County; Berkeley [...]

March 23rd, 2016|

Shuman, McCuskey and Slicer PLLC Announces Election of Managing Member

CHARLESTON, WV (February 11, 2016) -- Shuman, McCuskey, and Slicer PLLC is pleased to announce that it has elected William R. Slicer to serve as its Managing Member.  Mr. Slicer co-founded the firm 16 years ago to represent companies, professionals, and individuals in high stakes civil litigation. Mr. Slicer has maintained the highest Martindale-Hubbell™ rating [...]

February 16th, 2016|

SMS Again Named “Best Law Firm” by US News and World Report

Shuman, McCuskey and Slicer PLLC is honored to have been selected as a 2016 Metro Tier 2 “ Best Law Firm” by U.S. News and World Report®. Rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews, and review of additional information provided by law firms. [...]

January 29th, 2016|

SMS Attorneys Selected As Super Lawyers

Congratulations to SMS Co-Founder Dave Shuman, who was again nominated as a Super Lawyer. SMS also wants to congratulate its attorneys, Brian Warner, Natalie Schaefer, Molly Miner, Philip Sword, Kimberly Bandy, and Joseph Cramer, who were nominated as Super Lawyers Rising Stars! Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice [...]

January 15th, 2016|

SMS Attorney Natalie C. Schaefer Becomes Owner

SMS is pleased to announce that Charleston attorney Natalie C. Schaefer has become an Owner of the Firm. Ms. Schaefer graduated from WVU College of Law in 2002, where she graduated Order of the Coif and Order of Barristers.  Ms. Schaefer is licensed in West Virginia, the Southern and Northern Districts of West Virginia, the [...]

January 8th, 2016|

SMS Attorney Molly Miner Becomes Jurist Member

Ms. Miner graduated from the West Virginia College of Law in 2006, with honors, including Order of the Coif.   Mrs. Miner’s practice focuses primarily on civil defense related matters.  She is routinely involved in and has experience with matters involving contractors and construction, farm litigation, deliberate intent litigation, wrongful death, medical malpractice defense, personal [...]

January 2nd, 2016|

Powerpoint: Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Effective December 1st, 2015. Download and review the Powerpoint below which spells out the new changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Download Changes To The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

November 4th, 2015|

Welcome Our Three Newest Attorneys for 2015

Congratulations to our three newest attorneys, Caleb David, Jeremy Hylton, and Marc Mignault, who were admitted to the West Virginia bar.

November 3rd, 2015|

SMS Attorneys Tim Linkous and Associate David Butler Obtain Dismissal of Dental Malpractice Case

Attorneys Timothy Linkous and David Butler successfully obtained the dismissal of claims against a dentist for alleged substandard care under the West Virginia Medical Professional Liability Act (“MPLA”). Plaintiff failed to properly and timely comply with the MPLA and its requirement that a notice of claim and screening certificate of merit must be filed before [...]

May 14th, 2015|