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James T Kratovil - Charles Town, WV

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Updated 4/1/2014
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James T. Kratovil Law Offices, PLLC

211 West Washington Street
Charles Town, WV 25414-1531

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James T Kratovil Overview

A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Jim attended Point Park College and earned a BA in Political Science, Cum Laude. In 1976, he earned his J.D. from California Western School of Law. Jim then moved to central West Virginia where he provided legal counsel to clients as a solo practitioner for 15 years. Jim established himself as a prominent leader in legal community. He has served as an Assistant Prosecutor, became active on Disability law and mental health law. Jim has since moved his practice to Charles Town, WV in 1991 and is a sole practitioner serving his community. Jim lives in Charles Town, WV with his wife Bonnie who is a retired family court judge. Jim enjoys hiking, golf, biking, poker and reading and is a enthusiastic fan of the 6-time Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers.

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law 44%
  • Bankruptcy 25%
  • Personal Injury 10%
  • Civil Litigation 10%
  • Consumer Protection 5%
  • Estates, Wills, Etc. 4%
  • Adoption 1%


  • 70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Sole Practitioner

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, 1976
  • Maryland, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia, 1976
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991

Other Affiliations

  • national Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys


  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, 1976
  • Point Park College, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Honors: cum laude
    Major: Political Science

Past Positions

  • Lewis County Prosecutor's Office, Assistant Prosecutor
  • Lewis County Magistrate, Magistrate Court Judge

Pro Bono Activities

  • Bankruptcy Seminars for Legal Aid of West Virginia

Classes and Seminars

  • Americans with Disabilities Act
Office Information


211 West Washington Street
Charles Town, WV 25414-1531






Contact Us

Offers Free Initial Consultation


Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

9:00am-5:00pm M-F ; Sat by Appt


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