Alexander  Macia

Alexander Macia

  • Member
  • Co-Chair, Deliberate Intent Practice Group
  • Co-Chair, OSHA & MSHA Practice Group
Charleston, W.Va.
304.340.3835 - office
304.561.8273 - mobile


  • West Virginia University, B.A., Political Science and German, summa cum laude, 1985
  • George Washington University, J.D. with honors, 1991


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
Mr. Macia's primary areas of practice are general litigation, mine safety, administrative and government relations law.

Representative Experience

  • Maintaining extensive trial practice before federal and state courts in commercial disputes
  • Representing employers in deliberate intent and other personal injury matters
  • Representing numerous business clients in federal and state governmental relations matters
  • Drafting and promoting legislation and administrative rules before the West Virginia Legislature and Executive Branch in areas of financial, health care, mining and other industries
  • Representing employers on MSHA matters and before state safety agencies relating to significant citations and orders, accident investigations, special investigations and employment discrimination cases related to safety

Government Experience

  • Vice President of Legal Affairs, West Virginia University, 2007 - 2008
  • Chief of Staff to the Office of Governor Bob Wise, 2003 - 2005
  • General Counsel to the Office of Governor Bob Wise, 2001 - 2003

Professional Affiliations

  • Energy and Mineral Law Foundation
  • Past President, West Virginia Bar Association
  • West Virginia Coal Association
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute, Board of Directors, 2007 - 2008
  • Governor Joe Manchin's Transition Team, Steering Committee, 2004 - 2005
  • West Virginia Investment Management Board, 2001 - 2005
  • West Virginia Consolidated Public Retirement Board, 2001 - 2003
  • West Virginia Law Institute, 2001 - 2003
  • Counsel to Transition Team of Governor Bob Wise, 2000 - 2001


  • Nominated by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for Government Relations
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Fulbright Scholar to Universitaet Bonn, Germany, 1985 - 1986


  • German and Spanish
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