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James’s Contact Information

304.624.5687 Tel
304.624.4006 Fx


James’s Secretary

Lori Price


Growing up, James Cann knew he wanted to be a lawyer one day like his grandfather and father. Today, James has been providing counsel for 40 years.

James practices in our Clarksburg office, counseling clients in a wide range of business matters. He has extensive experience in real estate, oil and gas, wills and estates, and corporate, business, and municipal law. In addition, he is one of the Mental Hygiene Commissioners in Harrison County.

“My goal in practice is to listen and to lead my clients through every step of the transaction process. I want to create a satisfying experience for my clients so they can get back to business.”

Outside of work, James enjoys spending time with his wife Sally, their three children and two grandchildren. When he’s not with family or cheering on the Mountaineers, you’ll find him training for his next marathon.

Practice Concentrations

  • Real Estate Titles & Closings
  • Coal, Oil & Gas and Mineral Title Examinations & Closings
  • Wills & Estates
  • Business Entity Formation & Maintenance


  • J.D., Cooley Law School (1980)
  • B.S., West Virginia University (1977)
    • Business Administration, Accounting
  • B.A., West Virginia University (1975)
    • Education, Language Arts

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States Claims Court

Professional Involvement

  • West Union Bank
    • Board of Directors

Community Involvement

  • All Saints Catholic Church
  • ARC Harrison County
    • Board of Directors
  • Columbian Club
  • Serra Club
  • Graduate and Alumnus of FBI Citizens Academy