Wesley W. Metheney

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Morgantown, WV

Wilson, Frame & Metheney, PLLC
1000 Coombs Farm Dr.
Morgantown, WV 26508
Phone: 304-292-9429
Fax: 304-292-9427
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Wesley W. Metheney is an attorney serving clients in Morgantown, West Virginia. He focuses his practice entirely on personal injury, including medical malpractice, products liability claims and more. Mr. Metheney has lived his entire life in West Virginia and is passionate about seeking justice for his clients and helping the residents of his home state. In even the most complex of personal injury cases, Mr. Metheney can exercise his experience and knowledge to help clients seek the best possible outcomes. He is well known for his ability to successfully navigate any case from the first evaluation to trial or settlement.

Setting himself apart from others in his field, Wesley Metheney is one of only nine attorneys in the state of West Virginia who is certified by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification in the areas of Civil Trial Advocacy and Civil Pre-trial Practice Advocacy. In 2010, Mr. Metheney became a member of the National Trial Lawyers Association  and was selected as one of the organization’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of West Virginia. In recognition of  his excellent client reviews and outstanding record of success, Mr. Metheney has earned the  AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell.* This honor is a distinction given to attorneys who have achieved the highest ratings of professional excellence among their peers and clients. Mr. Metheney has also been selected as a Super Lawyer for eight straight years. In 2014 Mr. Metheney was selected as one of the Top Ten Lawyers in the State of West Virginia by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys.

Wesley Metheney is actively involved in various legal associations. He has been successful in resolving  several landmark cases on behalf of clients, including motor vehicle accident cases, medical malpractice  and wrongful death cases. When West Virginia residents suffer an injustice or seek financial compensation for injuries, they often turn to the assistance of Wesley Metheney.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 40%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Selections

15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021

Certificates and Credentials

About Wesley W. Metheney

Admitted: 1983, West Virginia

Professional Webpage: https://www.wfbmlaw.com/wesley-w-wes-metheney/

Representative Clients

  • Futten v. University of WV Board of Trustees and WVU Hospitals - wrongful death of twin infants, failure to diagnose fetal distress and negligent failure to perform emergency C-Sections
  • Henry v. Schwann's – negligent operation of delivery vehicle; failure to avoid collision, Driving at high rate of speed, multiple injuries
  • Spears v. Spears – appeal, child custody
  • Sonya Carl v. Piper Aviation Trust - inflight breakup of aircraft, wrongful death
  • Britton v. City of Clarksburg Board of Parks & Recreation – negligent design and placement of skateboard park and negligent operation of motor vehicle resulting in injuries to child riding skateboard on sidewalk after being struck by motor vehicle
  • Johnson, Lofton v. WVU Hospitals, et. al. – hospital negligence case; landmark exposure to AIDS case
  • Mayle v. Ahlstrom Pyropower, et. al. – defective design, manufacture and collapse of fly ash bin system resulting in severe burns and other injuries at electric generating plant.
  • Kuhn v. United States of America – Federal tort claim; premises liability; improper maintenance of post office by United States Post Office resulting in fall and severe injuries
  • Kose v. University of WV Board of Trustees and WVU Hospitals, et. al. – wrongful death, cancer case; negligent diagnosis of cancer and improper treatment
  • Prater v. B & O Railroad, et. al. – wrongful death, negligent operation of train – FELA case
  • State v. Frabutt - embezzlement
  • Snyder v. Weyrich and Reynolds Memorial Hospital – wrongful death, sinus surgery, brain perforation during surgery (Moundsville, WV)
  • Greulick v. Pocahontas County Board of Education – sexual abuse by teacher
  • State v. Haller - rape
  • In Re: Death of Baby Girl Myers – wrongful death of infant – failure to diagnose necrotizing gram pneumonitis
  • Slavensky v. Monongalia County EMS, et. al., - negligent operation of ambulance; severe injuries to health care worker
  • Robinson v. Randolph County Commission – wrongful death; jail suicide
  • Roby v. Kassis, M.D. – wrongful death, physician negligence, failure to diagnose and treat prostate cancer
  • Crooks v. Paul Thomas & Sons Trucking, et. al. – negligent operation of tractor trailer, chain reaction collision, multiple injuries
  • Erika Miller v. Mon County Board of Education - wrongful dismissal of case
  • Riggs v. WVU Hospitals, et. al., - hospital negligence; landmark infection case
  • Wolfe v. Bechtel, et al. – wrongful death, negligent design of coal silo at electrical generating plant
  • Friend v. Hampshire County Board of Education – employment/contract case; wrongful discharge of Superintendent of Schools
  • Bush v. University of WV Board of Trustees, WVU Hospitals, et. al. – wrongful death, cancer case, failure to diagnose cerebellum fossa tumor leading to herniated brain stem during surgery
  • Mayle v. Ahlstrom Pyropower, et al. - severe burns, deliberate intent case against employer
  • Mullenax v. State Farm - stacking of underinsured motorist coverage
  • Cady v. Jones and Monongalia General Hospital – hospital/physician negligence, spinal stenosis surgery, paralysis
  • Vance v. Monongalia County Board of Education - sexual abuse by a teacher
  • State v. Simms – murder
  • Murphy v. Womancare Ob-Gyn – wrongful death of infant - failure to diagnose diaphragmatic hernia in utero
  • Weaver v. Lanham – wrongful death of mother and spinal cord injuries and paralysis of three minor children; negligent operation of vehicle crossing center line
  • Sellaro v. Sellaro – alimony; equitable distribution
  • Cortes-Vargas v. Lotshaw – physician negligence during hysterectomy resulting in multiple injuries, hemorrhage and paralysis
  • Kines v. Larew Wrecker Service – negligent operation of commercial wrecker resulting in spinal injuries to third party driver
  • In Re: Metheney – right to bear arms – concealed weapon permit
  • Shroyer v. Boston Scientific – cardiac personal injury, negligent manufacture of cardiac cutting balloon
  • Vecchio v. Lumberport Public Service Sewer District and City of Lumberport – Residential damage - improper construction and maintenance of sewer lines resulting in sewage backup and property damage and loss of use of home and belongings
  • Geroda v. University of WV Board of Trustees, WVU Hospitals, et. al. – wrongful death, physician and hospital negligence, negligently performed carotid endarterectomy which ruptured resulting in death
  • Robert Phillips v. Moore Business - loss of toes on loading dock, deliberate intent
  • Bishop v. State Farm – stacking of underinsured motorist coverage
  • Pethtal v. Thompson and Fairmont General Hospital – wrongful death, emergency room, failure to diagnose subdural hemorrhage
  • Miller v. Monongalia County Board of Education – sexual abuse by a teacher
  • State v. Peddicord – arson
  • In Re: Death of Baby Boy Currence – wrongful death of infant, failure to provide proper Strep B testing (Davis Memorial Hospital)
  • McCormick v. Federal Express, et. al. – negligent operation of vehicle, driving left of center, injuries to multiple parties, including paralysis of five year old child
  • State v. Richter – wanton endangerment with firearm

Bar/Professional Activity

  • West Virginia, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Board Member, West Virginia Association for Justice (West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association), 1984 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • President, West Virginia Association for Justice (West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association), 1995 - 1996
  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • Sustaining Member, M Club, American Association of Justice - AAJ
  • Sustaining Member, West Virginia Association for Justice (West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association), 1985 - Present

Honors/Awards

  • Member of the Year, West Virginia Association for Justice (West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association), 1988
  • Best Advocate Award, Lugar Cup Trial Competition
  • Fellow, West Virginia Bar Foundation, 2008
  • Selected by the organization in a peer review analysis, Top Ten Lawyers in West Virginia, American Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2013
  • Founding Fellow, Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Order of Barristers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
  • President's Award, West Virginia Association for Justice (West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association), 2000
  • Best Advocate Award, Gourley Cup Trial Competition
  • Moot Court Board
  • Highest Rating from Martindale Hubbell, AV Preeminent

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Board Certified Civil PreTrial Practice Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Educational Background

  • West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, B.S., 1968
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Office Location for Wesley W. Metheney

1000 Coombs Farm Dr.
Morgantown, WV 26508

Phone: 304-292-9429

Fax: 304-292-9427

Last Updated: 11/6/2020

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