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About DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC

DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC is a well-known and respected law firm with offices in Charleston, West Virginia. Our attorneys have been providing legal services for working men and women and their families for more than forty years.

Our lawyers have both depth and breadth of legal experience. Our diverse backgrounds and unique talents enable DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC to handle each client’s case with insight, understanding, and preparedness. In addition to having many years of representing injured people, our lawyers have considerable experience defending civil and criminal cases and in administrative proceedings and arbitrations. We have lawyers who have worked as an assistant United States’ Attorney, and lawyers who have held prestigious judicial clerkships, working closely with judges in the federal Court of Appeals and United States District Courts, as well as with the Supreme Court of West Virginia.

The firm of DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC (formerly known as DiTrapano Barrett DiPiero McGinley & Simmons (often referred to as DBD Law), and prior to that known as DiTrapano Barrett & DiPiero) has a long history in West Virginia. One of founding members of the firm, Rudolph “Rudy” DiTrapano, began practicing in 1951 in Cabin Creek, West Virginia. Even though Rudy DiTrapano has passed away, our firm and its clients are fortunate that he passed on his tremendous legal experience and knowledge to all the firm’s present members.

Tim DiPiero joined Rudy DiTrapano at the firm of DiTrapano & Jackson in 1983 after years of working as an assistant U.S. Attorney, and tried many criminal and civil cases with Rudy DiTrapano. Lonnie Simmons likewise joined the firm of DiTrapano & Jackson in 1988 And worked many cases with Rudy DiTrapano. Sean McGinley joined DiTrapano & Jackson in 1995, and worked on many complex commercial and personal injury cases with Rudy DiTrapano. After the present firm was formed in 1998 (known then as DiTrapano Barrett & DiPiero), Rob Bastress joined the firm and also worked on many cases with Rudy DiTrapano. Joshua Barrett, one of the founding members of the firm along with Rudy DiTrapano and Tim DiPiero, became of counsel to the firm in 2012.

In 2013, the firm changed its name to DiTrapano Barrett DiPiero McGinley & Simmons and was known by that name until 2018, when the firm changed its name to DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC. Through the years, while the firms that Rudolph DiTrapano helped found may have changed names, the quality of representation of our clients has remained consistently high, with the firm annually being named as one of the “Best Law Firms” in West Virginia, and each of the firm’s present members annually honored by being chosen by other West Virginia lawyers as one of the few top “Best Lawyers” and “Super Lawyers” in West Virginia.

Our law firm also is active in public affairs. We have represented West Virginia state agencies for more than twenty years and have been involved in high-profile public cases. We represented the state treasurer’s office in a fraudulent investment advice case that recovered tens of millions of dollars for the state. We helped recover more than $60 million on behalf of the state workers’ compensation fund from mining companies who were using contract miners and ran up huge unpaid debts. We have represented the state’s biggest newspaper and two former West Virginia governors. Rudy DiTrapano was state chair of the West Virginia Democratic Party. Our firm has been involved in a wide variety of civic and charitable endeavors and pro bono representation.

The firm is proud of the reputation we have built over the years. We are dedicated to remaining one of the most successful law firms in West Virginia in our practice areas and in providing the highest quality of legal representation to our clients.

If you or a loved one has been injured there is no time to waste. You need an experienced West Virginia attorney working on your behalf immediately. At Charleston’s DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC, we represent victims throughout West Virginia in personal injury, medical malpractice, and trucking accident cases. Contact us today for a free consultation and evaluation of your claim.


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