William E. Galeota
(304) 598-8109
Office: Morgantown
J.D. West Virginia University
B.S. West Virginia University
Licensure: WV
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Bill Galeota devotes his practice to personal injury and commercial litigation, particularly medical professional and hospital liability, commercial disputes and fiduciary litigation. He has tried a wide variety of civil actions in state and federal district courts and has argued cases at the appellate level.

Work Experience

1983 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Speaking Engagements

"Issues & Strategies for the MPLA Pre-suit Claim and Certificate of Merit Process," West Virginia Society for Healthcare Risk Management, May 2017

"How to Maintain (or Restore) Professionalism in Working Relationships," Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, March 2017

Key Experience

Represented clients in a dispute over family corporation's stock and holdings in land and minerals in western Maryland involving prosecution of civil action seeking declaratory and other relief and involving complex stock redemption, gifting and constructive fraud issues
Defended owners of a metal alloys industrial plant in a "deliberate intent" case involving the alleged wrongful death of a worker in a fire
Defended a limited liability company and its managing member in suit filed by business tenant claiming fire losses allegedly caused by failure to construct office/warehouse building with proper fire protection measures and failure to purchase insurance coverage on the tenant's personal property

Memberships & Awards

Fellow, West Virginia State Chair, American College of Trial Lawyers
Peer Review Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business
The Best Lawyers in America®
Best Lawyers® 2015 Morgantown, WV Health Care Law and Litigation Lawyer of the Year
Fellow, West Virginia Bar Foundation, 2013
Super Lawyers®
Outstanding Contribution Award, West Virginia Law Review
Past Member, Board of Governors, West Virginia State Bar
Defense Research Institute
Past President, Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
WVU College of Law Development Council
American Board of Trial Advocates