John H. Skaggs

John H. Skaggs

Lawyer

Fax 304-344-3684

About

John Skaggs has been practicing law for nearly 40 years in the primary areas of workers’ compensation and toxic torts and practices in state, federal, and administrative courts. Born and raised in Charleston, West Virginia, he remained in the region to serve his community after graduating from the West Virginia University College of Law. Before joining the firm, John was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of West Virginia.

John represents people injured by asbestos, lead, carbon disulfide, trichloroethylene, polychlorinated biphenyls, isocyanates, defective equipment, coal dust, and other substances, and helps clients who have suffered injuries to their legs, arms, backs, pelvises, and skulls or contracted serious diseases such as peripheral neuropathy, asbestosis, silicosis, mesothelioma, occupational asthma, occupational bronchitis, pleural disease, liver cancer, bladder cancer, adenocarcinoma, sarcoma, and squamous cell lung cancer. He also represents clients whose properties have been contaminated by dioxin, coal dust, and fines and fluff generated by mechanical car and appliance shredders, or who endure noise pollution from trucking and recycling activities.

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit 
  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia

Education

Areas of Practice

  • Asbestos
  • Environmental Contamination
  • Toxic Torts
  • Property Damage from Blasting
  • Property Damage from Flooding

Memberships

  • Injury Board
  • West Virginia Association for Justice
member Injury Board

Honors

  • Notable Peer Rated for Strong Ethical Standards – Martindale-Hubbell
  • America's Most Honored Professionals, Top 5% (2018-2019)
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 10 Best Law Firm for Client Satisfaction in Personal Injury (2019-2020)

About

John Skaggs has been practicing law for nearly 40 years in the primary areas of workers’ compensation and toxic torts and practices in state, federal, and administrative courts. Born and raised in Charleston, West Virginia, he remained in the region to serve his community after graduating from the West Virginia University College of Law. Before joining the firm, John was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of West Virginia.

John represents people injured by asbestos, lead, carbon disulfide, trichloroethylene, polychlorinated biphenyls, isocyanates, defective equipment, coal dust, and other substances, and helps clients who have suffered injuries to their legs, arms, backs, pelvises, and skulls or contracted serious diseases such as peripheral neuropathy, asbestosis, silicosis, mesothelioma, occupational asthma, occupational bronchitis, pleural disease, liver cancer, bladder cancer, adenocarcinoma, sarcoma, and squamous cell lung cancer. He also represents clients whose properties have been contaminated by dioxin, coal dust, and fines and fluff generated by mechanical car and appliance shredders, or who endure noise pollution from trucking and recycling activities.

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit 
  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia

Education

Areas of Practice

  • Asbestos
  • Environmental Contamination
  • Toxic Torts
  • Property Damage from Blasting
  • Property Damage from Flooding

Memberships

  • Injury Board
  • West Virginia Association for Justice
member Injury Board

Honors

  • Notable Peer Rated for Strong Ethical Standards – Martindale-Hubbell
  • America's Most Honored Professionals, Top 5% (2018-2019)
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 10 Best Law Firm for Client Satisfaction in Personal Injury (2019-2020)