“Stephen

Stephen G. Jory is an attorney in the Elkins Office of McNeer, Highland, McMunn & Varner, L.C. He began his career as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Maxwell, Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia. Thereafter, Steve became an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, and served until 1977 when he was appointed as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia. Steve served in that position until 1981.

Since entering private practice, Steve has concentrated his career in the areas of white collar criminal defense and civil litigation. He is admitted to practice in West Virginia and has tried numerous cases in both state and federal courts. He is admitted as a member of the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Steve is a member and past chairman of the Committee on the Legal Ethics/Lawyer Disciplinary Board, having served from 1990-1996 and 2001-2009. He was a member of the Drafting Committee on the Standards of Professional Conduct and was recently appointed as Special Council for the West Virginia Ethics Commission.

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