Amy Pigg Shafer
Attorney Amy Shafer is an Attorney/Owner of Shafer Law Offices, a law firm in Wheeling, WV. As a lawyer in Wheeling, West Virginia, attorney Shafer serves Ohio County, as well as clients throughout West Virginia.
Areas of Practice
- Criminal Defense
- Family Law
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Personal Injury
- Slip and Fall
- Wrongful Death
Admitted to Practice Law
- OH- 1996 WV- 1997
|:||Indiana University, Bloomington, IN|
|Law School||:||The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH|
- WV State Bar Ohio State Bar Ohio County, WV Bar Association
AMY PIGG SHAFER’S BIO Ms. Shafer is originally from southwestern Ohio. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana in 1993. She earned her law degree in 1996 from The Ohio State University where she was a member of The Ohio State Law Journal. She was admitted to practice law in Ohio in 1996 and in West Virginia in 1997. Ms. Shafer is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Ohio and West Virginia. Ms. Shafer began her legal career in Wheeling with the law firm of Phillips, Gardill, Kaiser & Altmeyer where she practiced general civil litigation, banking, and commercial law. She served as the municipal court judge for the City of Glen Dale, West Virginia from 1997 through 1998. Thereafter, Ms. Shafer joined the Wheeling office of the Pittsburgh based insurance defense firm of Burns, White & Hickton in 1998. Later, Ms. Shafer worked in Steubenville, Ohio at the Philadelphia based insurance defense firm of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin where she handled cases throughout West Virginia and eastern Ohio. In 2002, Ms. Shafer began her tenure as the senior attorney in the Wheeling Trial Division office of the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. While employed by the Nationwide Trial Division, Ms. Shafer represented Nationwide’s policyholders in automobile accidents, ATV accidents, homeowner’s claims, dog bites, and slip and falls. She also had occasion to represent Nationwide’s commercially insured policyholders, including restaurants, excavation companies, contractors, apartment buildings, and other businesses who were sued under their commercial policies for a myriad of reasons. While with Nationwide, Ms. Shafer handled cases up and down the Ohio River from New Cumberland to Parkersburg and up and down the I-79 corridor from Morgantown to Clarksburg. In her almost thirteen years of insurance defense practice, Ms. Shafer handled small property damage claims to cases that resolved for one million dollars. She has retained and deposed numerous liability and medical experts during her time as a defense attorney. Ms. Shafer successfully tried cases in the northern panhandle and in Morgantown, Fairmont, and Clarksburg. She has participated in hundreds of mediation sessions and has argued before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Ms. Shafer is a member of the West Virginia State Bar, the Ohio County Bar Association, and the Ohio State Bar Association. Ms. Shafer has lived in the Wheeling, West Virginia area since 1996. She has an elementary school age son who loves to play soccer and be outdoors. She attends The Vineyard Church and enjoys working in her yard, whitewater rafting, and an occasional motorcycle ride in her spare time. PERSONAL INJURY I most recently worked for a major insurance company and now I would be pleased to work for you in handling your personal injury claim. For almost nine years I was employed by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company in its Trial Division office in Wheeling, West Virginia. My job there was to defend Nationwide’s policyholders in automobile accidents, slip and falls, homeowner’s claims, and general commercial liability matters. Before working for Nationwide, I worked at several major insurance defense firms. I have worked cases through trial in the northern panhandle and up and down the I-79 corridor. I know how the insurance company will evaluate your case. I know the tactics and strategies they will attempt to use to reduce the amount they will pay on your claim or case. I know well many of the medical or liability experts they will use to defend against your case. Let me put my knowledge and experience to work for you. • AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS • DUI ACCIDENTS • ATV ACCIDENTS • PREMISES LIABILITY/SLIP & FALLS • DOG BITES • PROPERTY DAMAGE CLAIMS • PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS • MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS • WRONGFUL DEATH • CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS • WORKPLACE INJURIES • CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS • INSURANCE DISPUTES DOMESTIC RELATIONS As a single mom, I know the turmoil that comes with separation and divorce, shared parenting, and other domestic concerns. I have been through all the same emotions you are feeling – anger, sadness, frustration, financial worry. I know that it is sometimes hard to keep focus and to feel like you are moving toward a more positive situation. I know there are only a limited number of attorneys in town who will take a family court case. Come and see me and we can start working toward your new tomorrow. • Divorce • Property Division • Shared Parenting • Custody/Visitation • Domestic Violence Protection Orders CRIMINAL DEFENSE Sometimes being in the wrong place at the wrong time can get you in trouble. Sometimes bad luck seems to strike all at once and you find yourself with a DUI, misdemeanor charge, or other criminal law issue. These types of charges can affect your ability to get to work or to keep a job. Maybe you can represent yourself, but don’t you have a lot to lose? Don’t chance it. You need representation and I would be pleased to help get you back on the right track. • DUI • Misdemeanors • Drug related charges GENERAL PRACTICE I am also able to help you with general legal matters, including preparation of wills and deeds, review of Marcellus Shale gas leases, real estate matters, and the like.
Born: Hamilton, OH
Shafer Law Offices
The Board of Trade Building
Wheeling, West Virginia 26003
Shafer Law Offices was founded in 2011. Shafer Law Offices is located in Ohio County West Virginia.
Litigation, Personal injury, slip and fall, auto accident, motorcycle accident, ATV accident, wrongful death, insurance disputes, family law, divorce