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Charleston isn’t just the location of 2008’s World’s Strongest Man Competition; it’s also the capital of West Virginia and county seat of Kanawha County. Charleston is overrun with historical places to see and offers some of the best shopping in West Virginia.
Charleston is also a standout place to find a lawyer who is familiar with local circuit, municipal, magistrate, and family courts. Lawyers in Charleston are not limited to cases like chapter 7 bankruptcy, divorce, medical malpractice, personal injury, and estate administration; Charleston lawyers are qualified to consult you on any legal issue.
Recently in Charleston, former Miss West Virginia Allison Williams was awarded $7.2 million from a lawsuit stemming from a recently released porn film that claimed to feature the beauty queen. In an odd twist of events, the adult entertainment companies forced to pay the settlement have filed a countersuit in U.S. District Court in Charleston claiming defamation.
If you are thinking about filing a lawsuit in Charleston you will be visiting West Virginia’s only general jurisdictional trial court. The 13th Judicial Circuit Court is responsible for real property cases exceeding $300, family cases like divorce, misdemeanor, felony, juvenile, mental health, civil disputes, and probate matters. DUI charges along with other vehicular infractions can be heard at the Kanawha County Magistrate Court which also hears civil protection orders, preliminary misdemeanor hearings, some juvenile and mental health cases, and small claims that do not exceed $5,000.
LegalMatch pairs you with capable lawyers in Charleston and Kanawha County that will be able to help you resolve any legal issue. The LegalMatch website provides helpful research tools like blogs, an online law library, and newsletters all located within the Legal Center.
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