Stephen P. New

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Beckley, WV

Stephen P. New Attorney at Law
 | 114 Main Street, PO Box 5516
Beckley, WV 25801
Phone: 304-250-6017
Fax: 304-250-6012
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (20%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

When people are injured in accidents, the effects may be devastating. Instead of focusing on their recoveries, they may be dealing with challenges such as mounting medical bills and lost wages. The founder of the law firm of Stephen P. New Attorney at Law, Mr. New provides dedicated personal injury representation to clients in Beckley, West Virginia, and throughout the state. Mr. New has experience handling an array of cases, from workers' compensation claims and auto accidents to products liability and employment discrimination matters.

Over the course of his career, Mr. New has dedicated himself to advocating on behalf of those who have been injured due to the intentional actions or negligence of others. He takes a hands-on approach to each case and offers his clients personalized guidance they can depend on. Mr. New believes in working closely with his clients, and he strives to help them achieve the best possible outcome for their situation.

Giving back to the community is a priority for Mr. New. He serves as president of the board of Theatre West Virginia. Additionally, Mr. New has donated thousands of bike helmets to a number of organizations that distribute them free of charge to children throughout the state. He also serves as the current President of the West Virginia Association for Justice and has shared his knowledge and experience through speaking engagements with a number of legal organizations.

In 1994, Mr. New graduated from Marshall University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. He then went on to earn a Juris Doctor from the West Virginia University College of Law in 1998. For more than 20 years, Mr. New served in the West Virginia Army National Guard, retiring as a major.  He lives in Beckley with his wife Amy, and his daughter Rebekah.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (60%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents

Workers' Compensation (20%)

Employment Litigation (20%)

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents


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Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2018

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About Stephen New

Admitted: 1998, West Virginia

Professional Webpage:


  • President of the West Virginia Association for Justice, 2018
  • Cheif Justice of Moot Court, West Virginia College Of Law
  • Order of Barristers

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Winner - Dancing With the Stars - fundraiser for United Way of Southern West Virginia.  Stephen's group of 12 dancers raised over $200,000 for this wonderful charitable orgnaztion. , 2016
  • Participant in 2014 Hunks in Heels Fundraiser for the Women's Resource Center
  • Member of the Beckley Ralelgh County Chamber of Commerce
  • President of the Board of Theatre West  Virginia


  • Currently co-lead counsel for victims of Dr. Thair Bargouthi and Cardinal Health who contracted Hepatitis A and B for a physician improperly using nuclear medicine in nuclear stress testing.  Case is on going and currently before the WV Mass Litigation Panel, 2018
  • Co-lead counsel, Destany Pettry et al v. Mountain State University.  Large confidential settlement of class action against a university for fraud and detrimental reliance by nursing students and others who were defrauded and victims of university's misreprentations by university officials, ultimately leading to the demise and closure of the entirety of Mountain State University., 2014
  • Ooten v. Delbarton Mining/Massey
  • New v. Goldenchance Mining
  • Farrugia v. Baker

Educational Background:

  • Marshall University, B.A., Majors: Political Science, 1994

Industry Groups

  • American Assoc. Of Justice
  • West Virginia Assoc. Of Justice
  • Workers Injury Litigation Group
Office Location for Stephen P. New

114 Main Street
PO Box 5516
Beckley, WV 25801

Phone: 304-250-6017

Fax: 304-250-6012


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Last Updated: 9/5/2018

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