Alexander Macia
Co-Chair, Deliberate Intent Practice Group | Co-Chair, Government Relations Practice Group | Co-Chair, OSHA & MSHA Practice Group | Member
Charleston, WV
office 304.340.3835
mobile 304.561.8273
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Mr. Macia's primary areas of practice are general litigation, administrative and government relations law, and mine safety.


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


  • Serving as lead counsel in litigation obtaining a preliminary injunction against the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services to provide adequate due process for a physician prior to revoking Medicare billing privileges
  • 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
  • Vice President, 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
Battle Group-Litigation Compliance, Privacy & Investigations Consumer Finance Deliberate Intent Litigation Government Contracts Government Relations Health Care Law Insurance Government Relations & Regulatory Litigation Nursing Homes OSHA & MSHA Public Policy Advocacy & Reform Technology Utility Law West Virginia Energy Users Group


  • Named the Best Lawyers® 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Government Relations in Charleston, W.Va.
  • Nominated by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Energy Regulatory Law and Government Relations
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Fulbright Scholar to Universitaet Bonn, Germany, 1985 - 1986


  • 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


  • Past President, West Virginia Bar Association
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Energy and Mineral Law Foundation
  • West Virginia Coal 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

Publications & Presentations

  • Speaker, "WV Medical Cannabis Act: An Overview for Physicians," WVU School of Medicine: Family Law Conference,  September 2018
  • Speaker, "The Medical Professional Disciplinary Process," WV Society for Rheumatologists Annual Meeting, August 2018
  • Speaker, "Senate Bill 273: The Opioid Reduction Act of 2018," WV State Medical Association Annual Meeting, August 2018
  • Speaker, "Ethics and Politics: An Oxymoron,” Public Relations Society of America, August 2016
  • Co-presenter, "Civil and Criminal Prosecutions under the Mine Act” WV Coal Mining Symposium, January 2016
  • Co-presenter, "Recent Developments in Record Keeping and Record Production Requirements," EMLF, September 2014
  • Presenter, "Stay Connected, but not in Trouble - Social Media and Business Etiquette," AIA West Virginia Chapter Meeting, May 2014
  • Co-presenter, "MSHA Update," WV Coal Association, January 2014
  • Presenter, "The Future of Coal," State Law Resource Group, Fall 2012
  • Presenter, "MSHA Right to Information under the Mine Act," September 2012
  • Co-presenter, "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act," WV Society for CPAs, June 2012
  • Presenter, "Mr. Main's Magical Toolbox," EMLF: 32nd Annual Institute, May 2011
  • Author, "Stand and Deliver: Compelling the Production of Private Medical Records in the Course of Part 50 Audits," EMLF Journal, 2011

Community Involvement

  • Mountaineer Autism Project Board of Directors


  • German and Spanish
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