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    Charles Johns concentrates his practice in trial work with a focus on professional liability and energy litigation. He has extensive trial experience in both state and federal courts. He has tried cases throughout the state of West Virginia and also Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. He also argues cases before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. He regularly defends doctors, nurses, hospitals, nursing homes, and long term care facilities.  

    Memberships & Awards

    Peer Review Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
    The Best Lawyers in America®
    Best Lawyers® 2020 Lawyer of the Year, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
    Best Lawyers® 2018 Lawyer of the Year, Professional Malpractice Law
    Super Lawyers® 2012-2014, 2017-2020
    West Virginia Hospital Association

    Key Experience

    Defended multiple cases alleging injury and/or death underground
    Defended and tried trespass actions
    Represented a national trucking company at trial in a case where its driver tipped his tractor trailer onto a car crushing it and trapping one of the occupants in the vehicle. Liability conceded and defended on damages. Punitive damages were claimed based on spoliation of evidence and alleged improper industry practices. No punitives awarded.