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Bob’s Contact Information

304.230.6654 Tel
304.230.6610 Fx


Bob’s Secretary

Melissa Grimm


For more than 20 years, Bob James has been focused on litigation in the oil & gas industry, medical malpractice defense, professional negligence and employment law.

“I work hard for my clients, and that translates into positive results.” Bob is passionate about fighting for his clients’ rights. He has represented a diversified client base ranging from individual professionals to family-owned businesses, to Fortune 500 companies.

Bob also defends professionals through their Errors and Omissions (E&O) coverage – including insurance agents, brokers, realtors, appraisers, physicians, and others. In addition, he defends businesses against deliberate intent actions, accidents caused by employees, Title VII matters and more.

Bob is licensed to practice in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and he regularly represents clients before State and Federal Courts in each.

Outside of the courtroom, Bob serves on the Board of Boy Scouts for the Ohio River Valley Council and is on its Executive Committee and is a past president of his Rotary Club in Wheeling. He enjoys giving back to his community and helping young people – the future community leaders.

Practice Areas:

  • Labor/Employment/Deliberate Intent
  • Oil and Natural Gas Industry Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mass Tort and Asbestos



  • J.D., Duquesne University School of Law (1997)
  • B.A., University of Mount Union (formerly College)  (1994)


Court Admissions:

  • Ohio Supreme Court (and all State Courts)
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court (and all the Commonwealth Courts)
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals (and all the State Courts)
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit


Reported Cases:

  • Macek v. Jones, 222 W.Va. 702, 671 S.E.2d 707 (2008)


Professional Involvement:

  • Member of Ohio Valley Oil & Natural Gas Association
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • Ohio County (WV) Bar Association
  • Belmont County Bar Association


Community Involvement:

  • Boy Scouts of America, Ohio River Valley Counsel (Wheeling, WV); Board Member; Executive Committee Member; VP – Administration;
  • Wheeling Rotary Club _ Officer 2008- 2012; President 2011 – 2012

Writings & Publications: