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Mark Barney

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Hurricane, WV

Barney Law PLLC
3744 Teays Valley Road, Suite 204
Hurricane, WV 25526
Phone: 304-932-8775
Fax: 304-907-0885
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Licensed in West Virginia Since: 2006
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%), Criminal Defense (40%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of Barney Law PLLC, Mark Barney divides his practice among personal injury and wrongful death litigation, criminal defense, and employment law. His firm is located in Hurricane, Putnam County, West Virginia, and he represents clients throughout the state. 

Mr. Barney majored in both psychology and sociology at West Virginia University and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2000. After obtaining a Master of Arts in sociology from the same institution in 2003, he enrolled at West Virginia University College of Law, being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2006. After graduation, Mr. Barney was a clerk for a judge in the 29th Judicial District of West Virginia.  Thereafter, he served as an Administrative Law Judge with the West Virginia Public Employees Grievance Board before entering private practice.  Admitted to practice in West Virginia, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. 

Mr. Barney represents people who have been harmed due to the negligence of other parties in cases involving automobile crashes, premises liability, and coal mine and other workplace accidents.  He has successfully obtained significant amounts of compensation on their behalf through settlements that he has negotiated out of court as well as through jury awards at the conclusion of trials.  Mr. Barney’s criminal defense clients are people who are facing misdemeanor or felony charges, ranging from driving under the influence to domestic violence to homicide, and his employment law client base is made up of people who have been the victims of wrongful termination and wage theft. He has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell in recognition of his successful professional track record.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 40%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022

About Mark Barney

First Admitted: 2006, West Virginia

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals

Educational Background

  • West Virginia University, B.A., Psychology and Sociology, 2000
  • West Virginia University, Master of Arts, Sociology, 2003


  • Lead Counsel Rated, The Lead Counsel Review Board (employment and personal injury), 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers (West Virginia), The National Trial Lawyers, 2017
  • AV Preeminent Lawyer Rating , Martindale-Hubbell, 2013

Industry Groups

  • West Virginia Association For Justice; West Virginia Employment Lawyer's Association
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Office Location for Mark Barney

3744 Teays Valley Road
Suite 204
Hurricane, WV 25526

Phone: 304-932-8775

Fax: 304-907-0885

Last Updated: 1/13/2022

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