Wesley A. Shumway
Charleston, WV
office 304.720.3412
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Mr. Shumway’s primary area of practice is litigation.


  • Defending employers in litigation related to Federal Black Lung claims
  • Briefing appeals before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • Assisting in all phases of pre-trial litigation, including drafting pleadings, drafting dispositive and evidentiary motions, conducting discovery, participating in pre-trial motions hearings, and conducting trial preparation
  • Summer Associate, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, 2018
  • AmeriCorps JD Legal Intern, Kids in Need of Defense, 2017
  • Legal Assistant, Hamstead, Williams & Shook, PLLC, 2014 - 2015


  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • West Virginia University, B.A., Political Science, Spanish, magna cum laude, 2013
  • The Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law, cum laude, 2019
  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, LL.M., summa cum laude, Immigration & Citizenship Law, 2022

Federal Black Lung Litigation Workers' Compensation


  • CALI Award for the highest grade in Legal Writing, Constitutional Law, Energy Law, International Law, and Asylum Law
  • Woolsack Honor Society Publications & Presentations
  • Comments Editor, Penn State Law Review, 2018 - 2019


  • West Virginia State Bar



  • Former Recruitment & Fundraising Chair, Latin Law Student Association, The Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law



  • Proficient in Spanish
Spilman Expands Litigation Team with New Hire