About Steele Law Office in Clarksburg, WV
Excellence in Conflict Resolution Mediation and Trial Law Practice
Representing ALL of West Virginia
Steele Law Office is a family firm, built by brothers Tom and Chuck Steele, licensed to practice law in both state and federal courts. We are passionate about protecting the rights of our clients with our more than 55 years of combined legal experience. As members of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and as advocates for our clients, we have vast mediation experience. We have collectively participated in well over 1,000 mediations, and tried well over 100 cases to verdict throughout West Virginia.
Meet Attorney Tom Steele: Trial Attorney and Mediator
Tom Steele is a 1988 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law. He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in West Virginia. Tom is an active member of the West Virginia State Bar and past President of the Harrison County Bar Association. Trial work involving a wide range of legal matters comprises the bulk of Tom’s practice. He has tried nearly 100 civil trials to verdict during the course of his career.
Tom has completed advanced mediation training, and has extensive experience mediating a range of legal matters throughout West Virginia. Having successfully mediated numerous cases, Tom is highly sought after for his conflict resolution skills. He has served as a lecturer for the West Virginia State Bar to train others in the most effective mediation methods and techniques for success. Tom is a proud member of the elite National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.
When he is not assisting West Virginia residents and businesses to address their legal concerns, basketball is Tom’s passion. For over 20 years, Tom has been involved in youth basketball as a coach and/or official for virtually all grade levels. For the past 12 years, he has been a WVSSAC-certified basketball official. He currently officiates middle and high school basketball games throughout West Virginia.
Tom and his wife, Jill, an elementary school principal, are actively involved in their church and community. They have four adult children and three grandchildren.
Meet Attorney Chuck Steele: Trial Attorney and Mediator
Chuck Steele is a 1992 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law. Following completion of his degree, he passed the state bar examinations for West Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Chuck began his legal career with the law firm of Cozen O’Conner in Charlotte, NC, before returning home to his beloved West Virginia. He is a current member of the West Virginia State Bar, and an inactive member of the North and South Carolina State Bars. Chuck is admitted to practice before all state and Federal Courts in West Virginia.
Chuck is a skilled trial lawyer. He has successfully tried nearly 100 civil trials to verdict, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. He has had significant experience in all aspects of litigation work, including large loss subrogation recovery. In addition, he is also an experienced professional mediator. He provides conflict resolution services on a regular basis and has lectured in conjunction with the West Virginia State Bar’s mediation training. He is also a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.
Chuck is a longtime member and current President of the Bridgeport High School Alumni Association, as well as an active member of the Bridgeport United Methodist Church. When he is not actively fighting for justice on behalf of his clients, he enjoys spending time with his two children.
Significant Appellate and Litigation Experience
Steele Law Office has a thorough understanding of the specifics involved in local, state, and federal civil litigation, appeals, and the jury trial system. Put our significant appellate experience to work for you. Some of our cases before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals include:
- Collins v. Allstate Insurance Company, 217 W.Va 652, 619 S.E.2d 165 (2005)
- Gum v. Dudley, 202 W.Va 477, 505 S.E.2d 391 (1997)
- Hadox v. Martin, 209 W.Va 180, 544 S.E.2d 395 (2001)
- Senkus v. Moore, 207 W.Va 659, 535 S.E.2d 724 (2000)
- Sorsby v. Turner, 201 W.Va 571, 499 S.E.2d 300 (1997)
- University Commons HOA v. Collegiate Homes et al., 230 W.Va 589, 741 S.E.2d 613 (2013)
- Darabi v. Moore (Memorandum Decision) September 19, 2004