McNeer, Highland, McMunn and Varner, L.C. has been providing legal representation throughout the State of West Virginia since its inception in 1913. Not only has the firm met the needs of its diverse clientele but the firm continues to exceed expectations in all aspects of our legal representation.

Our firm is a full-service law firm with talented attorneys focused on all areas of law. For over 100 years, McNeer, Highland, McMunn and Varner, L.C. has been serving the legal needs of West Virginians. With this strong history of exceptional legal work, the firm continues to maintain a competitive edge in the legal market. Our cadre of impressive legal minds is able to keep us on the cutting edge of the law. The firm currently, as well as historically, continues to maintain an AV Preeminent ® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the nation’s most important independent attorney rating group.

We have expanded our legal services over the years to meet the demands of our clientele and are able to service our clients in and throughout the State of West Virginia, as well as Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Ohio. Currently, the firm has three West Virginia law offices strategically located throughout the state, including the Clarksburg office, which continues to be the firm’s central location and in Parkersburg and Kingwood..

It is important for us to provide the highest quality of legal representation to our clients. We also want to serve our communities so that we have better places in which to live and work. McNeer, Highland, McMunn and Varner built its reputation on trust, service and relationships in an ever-changing world. These values continue to be the cornerstone of the firm as we enter our second century of service.

Our Principal Legal Practice Areas

Insurance Law
If you are being sued over an issue involving insurance coverage, you require a strong team of insurance defense attorneys.
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Criminal Defense Matters
Today’s criminal defense legal environment involves a highly complex web of laws. If you are arrested, charged with a crime, are under investigation, or are faced with possible indictment, you need to contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible to represent you.
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Appellate practice is a highly complex area of the law. Our attorneys engage in all aspects of appellate practice, successfully handling appeals in both state and federal courts, and in civil and criminal matters.
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Civil Litigation
This area can include the following: Civil litigation, commercial litigation, product liability, professional liability, personal injury, bad faith/extra-contractual liability, environmental and construction defects.
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Real Estate Law
We cover all aspects of real estate law including residential, commercial, and oil and gas.
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Commercial Law
Some examples of the areas of commercial law in which we represent clients include: Bankruptcy and secured transactions.
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Family Law / Domestic Relations
Marital dissolutions typically involve issues of: Property division, child custody, support and visitation. We are also available for representation in: Adoptions, paternity cases, domestic violence, protective orders, premarital and living-together arrangements, and other aspects of domestic relations.
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Memberships & Associations

“McNeer, Highland, McMunn & Varner LC is well-known for meeting the challenges of its clientele in a very straightforward manner while maintaining a close attorney-client relationship. The attorneys on staff provide dedication to detail and professionalism to each client in a variety of practice areas. We are large enough to handle all your legal needs, and small enough to care.”

– James N. Riley (Director/President)