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Kratovil, James T

211 West Washington StreetCharles Town, WV 25414- 1531

Updated: 09/01/2015


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...

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Current Employment Position(s)

  • Sole Practitioner

Practice Areas

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


  • 70%


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

Classes and Seminars

  • Americans with Disabilities Act

Pro Bono Activities

  • Bankruptcy Seminars for Legal Aid of West Virginia

Past Positions

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


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


Offers Free Initial Consultation

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information


211 West Washington StreetCharles Town, WV 25414- 1531

Office Hours

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


  • 304-728-7720


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