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Flood Recovery Legal Hotline


A hotline for flood victims dealing with legal issues is available:  1-877-331-4259. Help is available for problems related to filing claims, recovering lost legal documents, landlords and rental housing repairs, and more.  Legal information related to natural disasters is also available here. 


Beware of Scam

Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV) has been notified that other websites and phone numbers are claiming to be LAWV and offering legal services if you pay them a fee. LAWV provides FREE legal services.  We will never ask for your credit card information. If you have given your credit/debit card number to one of these website or phone numbers, please contact your credit card company or bank to dispute the charges. You could also file a complaint with the West Virginia Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-368-8808. 

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Adrienne Worthy
Executive Director

Standing For Justice

Every day, people wake up and find themselves with nowhere to turn. Sometimes it’s a mother and child. Sometimes a senior, a veteran, or a woman trying to escape abuse. What they need is an advocate to guide them through the civil legal justice system.

That’s what we do at Legal Aid of West Virginia: we stand with vulnerable people and assist them as they seek justice for themselves on critical matters affecting their families, their health, their safety, and their economic security.

Think of the last words of our Pledge of Allegiance: “...and justice for all.” That principle drives our work. Together, with the support of generous donors, volunteers, and community supporters, we fight to keep that promise.

 

 Volunteer Spotlight

James T. Kratovil Law Offices, PLLC 

Donor Spotlight

Warner Law Offices, PLLC 

James T. Kratovil Bobby Warner Esq.

James T. Kratovil 

Charles Town attorney James T. Kratovil’s thriving law practice keeps him busy, yet still he finds time to provide volunteer legal help for Legal Aid of West Virginia’s clients.  For over 40 years, he has been taking cases and leading pro se bankruptcy clinics for people who would otherwise be struggling to navigate the legal system alone.  Linda Bain, Pro Bono Coordinator in Legal Aid’s Martinsburg office says, “Jim is someone I can always count on to be there to help our clients.  He’s a skilled lawyer, generous with his time, and an all-around great person.  We are lucky to have such a dedicated volunteer.”

A practicing lawyer since 1976, Jim has played numerous legal roles – magistrate, prosecutor, and solo practitioner – and has seen firsthand how difficult justice can be to achieve for those who do not have an advocate by their side.  “The law is incredibly complex, and when vulnerable people don’t have an attorney to assist them, the playing field simply isn’t level.  I volunteer for Legal Aid because I believe for a legal system to be just, it must be fair.”

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Bobby Warner Esq. 

Since 2000, Bobby Warner has been advocating for victims of negligence, neglect, and malpractice.  Over the years, Warner Law Offices has litigated thousands of cases, yet he knows there are still thousands more people out there who are forced to go it alone in court without competent legal assistance.

“Growing up, I was taught the value of working hard,” says Bobby.  “I was also taught that with success comes responsibility.  I’m proud of the work my firm does on behalf of vulnerable people, but I also understand that it’s not enough just to get justice for your clients – as a lawyer, I believe we have a duty to ensure our courts are fair and that all people have equal access to them.  That’s why I support Legal Aid.  They help reach the people we can’t.”

Indeed, Bobby’s consistent generosity has put him in the very top tier of Legal Aid donors, alongside some of West Virginia’s very largest firms.  Says Legal Aid Executive Director Adrienne Worthy, “Bobby and his team of attorneys have a very large footprint when it comes to local philanthropy.  We truly appreciate the example they set in their generous support of Legal Aid of West Virginia.” 

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