John Tinney and his Tinney Law Firm is one of the leading firms in the state of West Virginia. Their reputation in litigation is well known and respected among their peers. John Tinney is regarded as a leader in the legal community.
John H. Tinney
As one of the founding members of The Tinney Law Firm, John has over 34 years of courtroom experience. Following his 1969 graduation from the West Virginia University College of Law, John worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Sidney L. Christie, United States District Judge for the Southern District of West Virginia. After his clerkship, John entered into private practice and developed an extensive trial practice.
John has tried to verdict over 100 cases, including many that have garnered national attention. Among these victories has been the successful defense of the national accounting firm Ernst & Young in regard to the collapse of Blue Cross Blue Shield of WV and the exposure of a fraudulent government expert in a highly-publicized Superfund case.
John has also been active in his service to the profession. He was on the State Bar Board of Governors for several years and was the President of the West Virginia State Bar for 2001-2002. He presently serves on the Development Committee of the West Virginia University College of Law. However, the greatest thrill in his legal career is that both his sons, Jack and Jim, have followed him into the profession.
John H. Tinney, Jr
Jack Tinney is a founding member of The Tinney Law Firm in Charleston where he concentrates his practice in the areas of complex civil litigation, appellate advocacy, and criminal defense. Mr. Tinney graduated cum laude from Washington & Lee University and earned a J.D. from the Wake Forest University School of Law. He served as clerk for the Honorable Robert B. King of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia.
A founding member of The Tinney Law Firm, Jack grew up in Charleston, West Virginia and attended Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia. He graduated cum laude from Washington & Lee University in 1992 and Wake Forest University School of Law in 1995.
Jack began his career at a mid-sized Charleston law firm before clerking for the Honorable Robert B. King of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. After completing his clerkship, he spent two years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia. Jack returned to private practice in 2001 when he and his father decided to pursue their own litigation “boutique” law firm.
Jack’s practice is concentrated in the areas of complex civil litigation, appellate advocacy, and criminal defense. Jack lives in Charleston, West Virginia, with his wife and firm business manager, Melissa Tinney, and their two children.
James K. Tinney
Jim Tinney grew up in Charleston, West Virginia, and attended Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia. After spending time abroad in Nepal, Jim attended West Virginia University on a Presidential Scholarship. In 2002, Jim graduated from the University of Virginia Law School and was integral to the start-up of The Tinney Law Firm.
In 2003, Jim moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife, a medical resident at the University of Michigan Medical Center. Jim worked at the Ann Arbor office of Detroit firm Kitch, Drutchas, Wagner, DeNardis & Valitutti, where he handled numerous medical malpractice defense cases.
Jim is currently working for The Tinney Law Firm from Michigan while pursuing his MBA at the University of Michigan. Jim’s practice currently focuses on complex civil litigation, criminal defense, and assisting in firm management.
Tinney Law Firm
The Tinney Law Firm, PLLC is a litigation law firm located in Charleston, West Virginia. Our firm specializes in trials and appeals in state and federal courts throughout the state.
The Tinney Law Firm is, first and foremost, an aggressive litigation boutique. While many firms advertise multiple services or “one-stop shopping,” we choose to stick to what we love and what we do best: trying cases. Our firm has the capability and flexibility to litigate a wide range of interesting and challenging cases without running into the conflicts of interest that exist at larger firms.
In a legal environment where courtroom prowess is becoming a thing of the past, we stand apart from the other firms with our skills, experience, resources and reputation. Simply put, “Advocacy is our art.” Whether the case involves sophisticated corporate defense work or personal plaintiff issues, we bring our skills as advocates to the client and to the courthouse. Litigation is our chosen medium, and our results speak for themselves.
Tinney Law Firm
Bank One Center, 14th Floor
707 Virginia Street, East
Post Office Box 3752
Charleston, WV 25301
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John Tinney and The Tinney Law Firm Recognized in Client's Guide to America's Top Business Lawyers
In the 2004 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Clients Guide, both John Tinney and the firm received excellent ratings.
In General Commercial Litigation, the firm was ranked as one of the leading firms in the state, and was reported to have “extremely qualified and excellent trial lawyers”, a team that “knows the judges and the jurisdiction very well.”
John Tinney was singled out as one of the leading individuals in the field, a lawyer who “deserves his place at the top of the rankings” as a “leader in the legal community.”
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