Attorney J. Timothy DiPiero is known for his formidable experience and trial skills. As a member at DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC, the extraordinary breadth of his professional experiences and high-level legal skills are a valuable asset to the firm’s clients. Because of the passion and caring he shows for his clients, Mr. DiPiero is highly sought by clients seeking representation in both personal injury and criminal matters. He is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest rating, is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, and is named to the West Virginia SuperLawyers® in two separate categories, “Personal Injury Plaintiff” and “Criminal Law.”
Mr. DiPiero served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia prior to going into private practice. Before joining the firm, he was a partner in DiTrapano & Jackson. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1971, and then earned his law degree at West Virginia University College of Law. He served as a clerk for Hon. Charles H. Haden, II, during the period that Judge Haden was serving as the Chief Justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Following this service to the Supreme Court, he clerked for Judge Haden after his appointment as a U.S. District Judge, serving in the Northern and Southern Districts in West Virginia.
During the June 2018 60th Annual Conference and Seminar, J. Timothy DiPiero was honored with the Stanley E. Preiser West Virginia Association for Justice Member of the Year Award. This award was given to Tim not only based upon his years of providing excellent representation to clients in civil and criminal matters, but in particular based upon his efforts to take positive actions to improve his community and to help others in need. This award is the highest award given out by the West Virginia Association for Justice.
As an educator, Mr. DiPiero was a visiting professor for the American College of Rome, Italy, and is sometimes called upon to present lectures at legal seminars.
- Personal Injury
- Medical Malpractice
- Criminal Law
For several years, Mr. DiPiero represented professional athletes as a certified contract adviser for the National Football Players Association.
- J.D., West Virginia University College of Law, 1975
- Associate Editor, West Virginia University Law Review
- B.A., English, University of Notre Dame, 1971
- West Virginia State Bar
- U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia
- U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia
- U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
- West Virginia State Bar
- American Association for Justice
- West Virginia Association for Justice
An active member of his community, Mr. DiPiero for many years, served as a coach for youth football, basketball, and baseball. He is involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and has been on the Board of Directors for the FCA Chapter for Southern West Virginia for many years. Mr. DiPiero is an avid sportsman and relaxes by playing basketball, golf, bocce and pickle ball. He is involved in playing basketball in the U.S. Senior Olympics and other national and international senior basketball tournaments. He also volunteers at the Mountain Mission Soup Kitchen.
Mr. DiPiero and his wife, Cheryl, have three children: Danielle, Joey and Luca Dante.