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Harvey D. Peyton - Nitro, WV

2801 First AvenueP.O. Box 216 Nitro, WV 25143 - 1602

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Updated: 10/11/2023

Nitro Courtroom Litigation Lawyer


Born in 1949 to the late Tom H. Peyton and Anne T. Peyton, Mr. Peyton is a lifelong resident of West Virginia

A native of St. Albans, West Virginia, Harvey D. Peyton was admitted to practice law in the State of West Virginia immediately upon graduation from the West Virginia University College of Law in 1974. After a one-year clerkship with Chief Judge Robert E. Maxwell of the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, Mr. Peyton began practicing in the law office of Andrew J. Goodwin with a concentration on insurance defense trial work. In 1977, Mr. Peyton began practicing in Nitro, West Virginia, representing a wide range of civil litigants. Currently, he concentrates his practice on plaintiffs’ civil and criminal defense trial work in the Circuit Courts of Kanawha, Putnam and Mason Counties of West Virginia, and in local federal district courts. He is a member of the Putnam County Bar Association, the West Virginia State Bar, the West Virginia Bar Association, the West Virginia Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice. He is a past president of the West Virginia Association for Justice (formerly the West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association) and the West Virginia Bar Association. During a career that has now spanned almost 50 years of active practice, Mr. Peyton has completed well over two hundred jury trials involving wrongful death, serious personal injury, business disputes, claims under the Federal Employers Liability Act and criminal matters ranging from burglary and robbery to first degree murder.

Mr. Peyton believes that one’s highest goal is to help others who may be less fortunate. With his latest gifts to WVU and other institutions, the value of Mr. Peyton’s charitable gifts has exceeded a million and a half dollars.

Mr. Peyton is married to the former Jennifer Bailey of Poca, West Virginia, a graduate of Marshall University. He is the father of three children, Tom, Sarah and George, two of whom studied at WVU and all three of whom graduated from Marshall University.

About Harvey D. Peyton

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney at Law

Practice Areas

  • Courtroom Litigation


Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia

Other Affiliations

  • WVU Mountaineer Athletic Club
  • WVU Alumni Association, Life Member
  • WVU Foundation Woodburn Circle Society
  • WVU College of Law Dean’s Partner
  • WVU College of Law Development Council
  • Past President, West Virginia Association for Justice (formerly the West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association)
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia State Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Past President, West Virginia Bar Association
  • Putnam County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Juliet Museum of Art Collectors Club, Past President
  • Huntington Museum of Art, Collections Committee Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Thomas H. Peyton Memorial Athletic Scholarship, WVU Athletic Endowment Fund
  • WVU College of Law Tom and Anne Peyton Merit Scholarship
  • Thomas Memorial Hospital Foundation – Surgical Waiting Room (2005)
  • Dumont Tri-County YMCA Capital Campaign
  • CAMC Foundation
  • Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences
  • Jericho House Shelter, St, Albans WV
  • Contributions of fine art to the Juliet Museum of Art at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, WV, WVU Museum of Art, the Huntington Museum of Art and Spelman College Museum of Fine Art
  • Christ’s Kitchen Food Program, St. Albans, WV
  • Special Olympics West Virginia
  • Donations for improvements, equipment and supplies to area schools
  • Donations of publications to area county libraries
  • Secret Santa Program
  • D.A.R.E. Program
  • Salvation Army
  • Literacy Volunteers
  • Union Mission
  • Breast Health Awareness
  • Kanawha Pastoral Counseling Center
  • Help One Student to Succeed Program
  • Buffalo High School Music Department
  • Nitro High School Boosters

Past Positions

  • Senior Law Clerk to Judge Robert Maxwell, U. S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, Elkins, W. Va.
  • City Attorney, City of St. Albans, West Virginia
  • City Attorney, Town of Buffalo, West Virginia
  • Municipal Judge, City of Nitro, West Virginia
  • Mental Hygiene Commissioner, Putnam County, West Virginia
  • Board of Directors, Nitro Development Authority


  • West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia, 1974
    Honors: Order of the Coif
    Law Review: Law Review, WVU College of Law, Articles Editor
  • West Virginia University, 1971


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Office Information


2801 First AvenueP.O. Box 216 Nitro, WV 25143 - 1602


  • 304-755-1255


Other Sources of Feedback About Harvey D. Peyton

Included on the 2021 West Virginia Super Lawyers list

Past Lists

  • 2020 West Virginia Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Harvey D. Peyton on Super Lawyers


  • Kathie C. Peyton Spirit of Volunteerism Award, 2004

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