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Stephen P. New
Stephen New is a native of Gilbert, West Virginia, living and practicing law in Beckley. He is a 1990 graduate of Gilbert High School and 1994 graduate of Marshall University, B.A. Political Science.
Stephen is a 1998 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law, Order of the Barristers. While a student at the College of Law, Stephen was the Chief justice of the Moot Court Board and a member of the Lugar Trial Association. Stephen participated in WVU’s Baker Cup Tournament and represented WVU at Vanderbilt University’s first amendment Moot Court Tournament in March 1998. Stephen was the top ranked Lugar trial advocate and represented WVU in the ATLA National Trial Advocacy Tournament. Stephen was one of the first 10 Judicial Law Clerks employed by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and clerked for the Raleigh County Circuit Judges. In August 1999, Stephen joined Pamela A. Lambert’s law practice in Gilbert until leaving to start his own office in May 2004.
Stephen concentrates his practice primarily in personal injury, wrongful death and employment discrimination. He has tried 44 cases to jury verdict primarily motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, employment discrimination and environmental/toxic tort. Stephen has made seven appearances before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Stephen is licensed in all courts in West Virginia. He is licensed before the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the American Association of Justice and the West Virginia Association of Justice, serving as a member of the Executive Committee and on its Board of Directors. Stephen is President-Elect of the West Virginia Association for Justice, and is slated to become President June 1, 2018. He has spoken in West Virginia on the topics of coal mining safety regulations, workers compensation law, and military law/USERRA.
The Law Office of Stephen New has represented individuals in a wide array of cases including prominent class actions, resulting in large sums of monetary compensation and peace of mind from holding responsible those who cause harm. Stephen was co lead counsel for the nursing students in the Mountain State University litigation. Stephen has been and is currently litigating mass environmental damage cases. Most recently, Stephen and Mandy are currently co lead counsel for the unfortunate patients of the Raleigh Heart Clinic. The cardiologist running the heart clinic caused approximately 150 to contract hepatitis B and C. Stephen will long be remembered for his victory at the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on behalf of his client Diana Dickerson who illegally had her widows benefits taken away by a workers compensation insurance carrier and later lost her home. Stephen took the case to the Supreme Court and was able to have Ms. Dickerson and other widows’ benefits restored to them.
Stephen retired as a Major with the West Virginia Army National Guard in May 2009. Stephen enlisted December 23, 1988. He completed Army ROTC at Marshall and was commissioned as an Armor officer. He has served at Ft. Knox, KY, Ft. Bliss, TX, Ft. Bragg, NC, Ft. Dix, NJ and elsewhere. Stephen retired as the Deputy Commander of Camp Dawson in Kingwood, West Virginia.
Stephen is married to his wife of 19 years, Amy and they have one daughter, Rebekah, who is 13. They enjoy concerts, boating, Marshall University sports, and are actively involved in Theatre West Virginia where Stephen serves as President of the Board. Stephen and his family are members of Faith Community Church and are actively involved with the youth. Of the many things Stephen and Amy are proud of, their firms’ philanthropy is at the top of the list. Since 2004, and resulting from one of Stephen’s real-life interactions with a client, Stephen and Amy have given away over 12,000 bicycle helmets to children and safety groups throughout West Virginia.
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury
- Construction Law
- Employment Law — Employee
- Social Security — Disability
- Nursing Home
- Insurance Law
- Motor Vehicle Accidents — Plaintiff
- Products Liability Law
- Medical Malpractice
- Workers’ Compensation Law
- Bad Faith Insurance
- Coal Mine Accidents
- West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia – 1998
- Marshall University
Raleigh Heart Clinic Litigation
If you or a loved one underwent cardiac stress testing at Raleigh Heart Clinic between March 1, 2012 and March 27, 2015, and you have tested positive for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C or HIV, please contact us at 304-362-7345.
Do You Live In Pineville? We’re Ready To Help People Exposed To Toxic Water.
Are you a resident of the Pineville area and/or customer of Pineville Municipal Water Company? The Law Office of Stephen P. New and Taylor & Hinkle Attorneys at Law have jointly filed a class action lawsuit against Pineville Municipal Water Company.