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Ryan J. Umina

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Morgantown, WV

Umina Legal
133 Greenbag Road
Morgantown, WV 26501
Phone: 304-838-8024
Fax: 304-506-4929
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in West Virginia Since: 2016
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Business/Corporate, Civil Rights, Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Attorney Profile

Ryan J. Umina established his law firm, Umina Legal, with a vision to diligently advocate for the rights and best interests of the residents of Morgantown, West Virginia. Licensed to practice in all the state courts of West Virginia since 2016, he has also appeared before the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia. He centers his practice around:

  • Serious personal injury
  • Medical malpractice
  • Criminal defense
  • Business law
  • Civil law

Mr. Umina attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and philosophy in 2011. Later, in 2016, he received his Juris Doctor degree from West Virginia University. As an outstanding law student, he took part in several moot court competitions and was inducted into the Order of the Barristers. 

A former U.S. Navy aviation boatswain's mate handler, Mr. Umina served at a few renowned West Virginia law firms before starting his own practice. As a student attorney, he interned at the West Virginia 16th Judicial Circuit. He is a recipient of the 2016 Lugar Cup and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award.

Mr. Umina stays active in his legal community by maintaining memberships in professional organizations such as the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. He also volunteers to provide pro bono services to underprivileged and underrepresented groups. He functioned as the Monongalia County Fiduciary Commissioner and was among the board of directors of West Virginia Public Theatre.

A skilled attorney, Mr. Umina has been honored with several awards and accolades over the course of his career. He was selected for inclusion in the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys Top 10 Under 40 list in 2019, and, for two years in a row, the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys included him on its 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction list.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Civil Rights
  • 10%Criminal Defense
  • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Focus Areas

Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Business Organizations, Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination, Discrimination, Criminal Law, Sex Offenses, DUI/DWI


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022

About Ryan J. Umina

First Admitted: 2016, West Virginia

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member
  • Monongalia County Fiduciary Commissioner 
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Member
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia
  • West Virginia

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board of Directors - West Virginia Public Theatre 
  • Monongalia County Fiduciary Commissioner

Educational Background

  • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., Honors: magna cum laude, Honors: Certificate in Leadership, 2011

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • This three-part presentation discussed the history, rise, and decline of jury trials in the American legal system. The first portion focusing on the historical evolution of the dispute resolution process in past societies and civilizations. In its second part, the enshrining of the jury in State and Federal Constitutions was discussed along with the rights of citizens that were derived therefrom. Lastly, the de-evolution of the American civil jury trial through ever-changing legislative tort reform, common law, and arbitration was examined., Speaker, The American Civil Jury Trial - History and Current Status, West Virginia University College of Law - Continuing Legal Education, Litigation, 2018
  • “Protecting Your Canna-Business,” Strategic Cannabis Conference, WVU College of Law, March, 2019


  • Named Top 10 Under 40 Attorney for West Virginia, Top 10 Under 40 Attorney, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (NAOPIA), 2019
  • Named "10 Best" Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in West Virginia, "10 Best" Attorneys - Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2018
  • Named "10 Best" Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in West Virginia, "10 Best" Attorneys - Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2019

Industry Groups

  • Criminal Defense
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Office Location for Ryan J. Umina

133 Greenbag Road
Morgantown, WV 26501

Phone: 304-838-8024

Fax: 304-506-4929

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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