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W. Jesse Forbes - Charleston, WV

1118 Kanawha Blvd. E. Charleston, WV 25301

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Updated: 07/15/2020

Charleston Civil Lawyer

About W. Jesse Forbes

Practice Areas

  • Civil
  • Criminal

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney at Law


Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia

Other Affiliations

  • Charleston Municipal Planning Commission Commissioner
  • West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board
  • Kanawha County Mental Hygiene Commissioner
  • Kanawha County Deputy Sheriff's Civil Service Commission Commissioner
  • West Virginia State Bar Elder Law Committee (Chair)
  • West Virginia State Bar Criminal Law Committee
  • Kanawha County Community Corrections Board (Member)
  • West Virginia State Bar (Member)
  • American Association for Justice (Member)
  • Criminal Law Section, American Association for Justice (Member)
  • West Virginia Association for Justice (Board Member)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member)
  • United States Supreme Court Historical Society


  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina
  • West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia

Past Positions

  • West Virginia’s 5th Judicial Circuit, Judicial Law Clerk
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, Law Clerk
  • United States International Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., Law Clerk
  • West Virginia Circuit Court Judge, Law Clerk

Pro Bono Activities

  • Public Justice Foundation, Member
  • Guardian Ad Litem



  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Generation Next, Top 40 Under 40, West Virginia State Journal


Office Information


1118 Kanawha Blvd. E. Charleston, WV 25301

Accepts Credit Cards


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