The McNeer, Highland, McMunn and Varner, L.C. (“MHMV”) criminal law practice group is centered in our Elkins office. Attorney Steve Jory is considered one of the most preeminent white collar, criminal defense lawyers in West Virginia, having previously served as United States Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia. Mr. Jory is also the former chairman of the of the Committee of Legal Ethics/Lawyer Disciplinary Board. Harry Smith, III is also one of the preeminent federal criminal defense attorneys in West Virginia in Elkins, in addition to maintaining an active practice focusing on clients charged with crimes in West Virginia state courts. Both Harry and Steve are permanent members of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference.

Our criminal law practice group also handles work out of our Kingwood and Clarksburg offices allowing us to effectively cover almost the entire state of West Virginia. Our dedicated criminal defense attorneys work to provide our clients with an early case assessment, detailing the potential ramifications of plea agreements and jury trials. Our criminal defense team has significant trial experience taking complex and difficult criminal matters through trial.

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