Dennis  - J. - McGlaughlin

Dennis J. McGlaughlin, II

Senior Attorney
Wheeling, W.Va.
304.230.6961 - office
304.951.3270 - mobile


  • Ithaca College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2007
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 2010


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
Mr. McGlaughlin’s primary areas of practice include wills, trusts, charitable gifts, estate planning, estate administration, and trust and estate litigation.

Representative Experience

  • Counseling and advising clients regarding estate planning matters
  • Preparing estate planning documents including wills, living wills, medical powers of attorney, durable powers of attorney and various trust instruments
  • Counseling and advising clients regarding estate administration matters
  • Administrating large and small estates in West Virginia
  • Representing trust and estate beneficiaries and fiduciaries in litigation actions
  • Assisting in preparing appeals before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, Legal Research & Writing Teaching Assistant, International Law Student Association
  • Best Paper Award for New York Undergraduate Communication Conference
  • Ohio County Bar Association, Member 2010 – present


  • "Contemporary Catholic Rhetoric: Field Negotiations between the Archdiocese of Boston and Sacred Heart Parish, Lexington, MA,” Fourth Annual Conference for Undergraduate Research in Communication, Rochester Institute of Technology (2007)


  • Clerk for the Honorable James E. Seibert, United States Magistrate Judge, May 2008-January 2009
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