Dennis J. McGlaughlin II
Wheeling, WV
office 304.230.6961
mobile 304.951.3270
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Mr. McGlaughlin’s primary areas of practice include wills, trusts, charitable gifts, estate planning, estate administration, and trust and estate litigation.


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


  • 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
  • Clerk for the Honorable James E. Seibert, United States Magistrate Judge, May 2008-January 2009
Litigation Private Client Services Wills, Estates & Trusts


  • Listed by West Virginia Super Lawyers as a Rising Star


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Ohio State Bar
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia


  • Ohio County Bar Association, 2010 - present
  • Belmont County Bar Association, 2019 - present
  • Leadership Wheeling Program, Wheeling Chamber of Commerce, 2011

Publications & Presentations

  • Author, "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
  • Upper Ohio Valley Sexual Assault Help Center Board of Directors, 2013 - present; past president
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