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John H. Tinney Jr. 
Charleston, West Virginia,
phone 304-720-3310
fax 304-720-3315
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Admitted to practice in 1995, Jack Tinney worked in private practice for three years before serving as law clerk to the Honorable Robert B. King on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Following his clerkship, Jack joined the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. While an Assistant United States Attorney, he prosecuted a variety of cases and represented the United States before the Circuit Court of Appeals. At The Tinney Law Firm, Jack has continued to represent a variety of diverse clients in federal and state courts, including the defense of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia in constitutional challenges to the court's trial court rules and Judicial recusal proceedings.

Jack is a cum laude graduate of Washington & Lee University and Wake Forest University School of Law and a Barrister in the Judge John A. Field American Inn of Court.

Areas of Practice:
Business Litigation
General Civil Litigation
Federal Criminal Defense
Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith Litigation
Professional Liability
Product Liability
Bar Admissions:
West Virginia
U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia
U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, May, 1995
Honors: Recipient of the Bennett Liverman Scholarship

Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, 1992
Honors: Cum Laude
Major:  History

Representative Cases:
C & O Motors, Inc. v. General Motors Corp., 323 Fed. app. 193 (4th Cir 2009)
White v. American General Life. Ins. Co., 651 F. Supp. 2d 530 (S.D.W.Va. 2009)
Weirton Steel Corporation Liquidating Trust v. Zurich Specialities London Ltd. (N.D.W.Va. 2008)
Mid State Surety Corp. v. Thrasher Engineering, Inc., 575 F. Supp 2d 731 (S.D.W.Va. 2008)
State Exrel. Nationwide Mutual Ins. Co. v. Kaufman, 658 S.E.2d 728 (WV 2008)
Massey Energy Co. v. Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia (S.D.W.Va. 2007)
United States v. Sanders, 2006 WL 1222695 (4th Circuit 2006)
United States v. Sanders, 2004 WL 1908299 (4th Circuit 2004)
Norfolk Southern Railway Co. v. McGraw, et al, 2003 Wl 21958324 (4th Cir. 2003)
Representative Clients:
Ameribrom, Inc.
American Re-Insurance
Crowe Horwath, LLP
Emst & Young
Grant Thompson LLP
Hartford Financial Services Group
In Bev
Schering Plough, Inc.
Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
Teva Pharmaceuticals
Zurich Specialties London, Ltd.
Professional Associations and Memberships:
West Virginia State Bar, 1995 - Present

West Virginia Bar Association, 1995 - Present

American Bar Association, 1995 - Present

Kanawha County Bar Association, 1995 - Present

West Virginia Defense Trial Counsel

Defense Research Institute

Judge John A. Field American Inns of Court, 2002 - Present

Federal Bar Association

Past Employment Positions:
Southern District of West Virginia, Assistant United States Attorney, 2000 - 2002

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Hon. Robert B. King, Law Clerk, 1999 - 2000

Spilman, Thomas & Battle, PLLC, Associate Attorney, 1995 - 1998

5 Greenbrier Street
Charleston, WV 25311

PO Box 3752
Charleston, WV 25337-3752

Local: 304-881-0629
Toll free: 866-461-6546

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