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Anthony Majestro

405 Capitol Street, Suite P-1200, P.O. Box 3081
Charleston WV 25301
(214) 440-3902

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Powell & Majestro P.L.L.C.

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Charleston, West Virginia Litigators Fight for Your Rights Nationwide

WV consumer debt, general litigation, complex litigation, and maritime attorneys

Powell & Majestro P.L.L.C. is not your average law firm.  James C. Powell and Anthony J. Majestro, the founding members of the firm, have more than 50 years of combined legal experience.  We practice in both federal and West Virginia state courts.  We believe in thoroughly analyzing and researching the issue in every case we accept, and find cutting-edge legal theories where appropriate. 

Fighting for your rights nationwide

Our attorneys are tough litigators. We do not back down from confrontations with the other party or their insurance.  At all times, our attorneys keep your best interests in mind.  While our personal injury practice is located in West Virginia, our attorneys are sought-after litigators who travel nationwide to represent clients in complex litigation. Our attorneys offer practical legal advice in all types of personal injury litigation and investigation, including—

New approaches, successful solutions in litigation

Our firm does not accept the idea that cases must be litigated in the same way that they were in the past.  Instead, the firm develops innovative ideas and new solutions for your case. In the fight for favorable resolution, we investigate concepts of liability that often have not even occurred to other attorneys to use.

Cutting-edge.  Hard-working.  Client-focused.

What other firms see as problems, we see as challenges.  We work hard to formulate unique legal strategies for your case.  Call our Charleston, WV lawyers today, toll free, at (800) 290.ATTY (2889) or contact Powell & Majestro P.L.L.C. online to schedule an initial consultation.

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A tradition of professional excellence

Powell & Majestro P.L.L.C. believes that success in the legal profession requires investigative skill, professional ability, and trial insight.  Our attorneys prepare carefully for trial, gathering the necessary evidence and thinking through the legal strategies to be employed at negotiations or trial. Learn more about their litigation capabilities by reviewing our professional biographies:

Our partners have a nationwide track record of success in complex personal injury litigation.  We take pride in our reputation for dedication to the practice of law, service to clients, and professionalism in the legal field.

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What other firms see as problems, we see as challenges.  We work hard to formulate unique legal strategies for your case.  Call our Charleston, WV lawyers today, toll free, at (800) 290.ATTY (2889) or contact Powell & Majestro P.L.L.C. online to schedule an initial consultation.


Anthony J. Majestro, Attorney at Law

Email address: Anthony J. Majestro | Phone: (304) 346.2889 or (800) 290.ATTY

Anthony J. Majestro has a proven record of litigating matters of great complexity nationwide, as well as in Palm Cities, West Virginia.  Mr. Majestro is currently the managing partner at Powell & Majestro P.L.L.C.  The firm handles complex litigation including the representation of individuals and others who are victims of consumer fraud or are injured by defective products. Mr. Majestro and the firm have extensive experience in representing those injured by defective drugs and medical devices. Mr. Majestro has successfully represented or is currently representing clients with injuries caused by Fen-Phen/Redux, Paxil, Baycol, Propulsid, Oxycontin, Rezulin, Vioxx, hormone replacement drugs, pedicle screws, and breast implants. In addition, Mr. Majestro leads the firm’s extensive consumer protection practice.

Areas of practice

Admitted to practice

  • West Virginia, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1989


  • American Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers—West Virginia


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Juris Doctorate, cum laude, 1989
    • Georgetown Law Journal, Senior Notes and Comments Editor, 1988–1989  
  • West Virginia University, BS in Economics, summa cum laude, 1986
    • Varsity debate team
    • Elected to Student Administration Board of Governors
    • Honors—Harry S. Truman Scholar

Professional memberships

  • Kanawha County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice

Reported cases

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James C. Powell, Attorney at Law

Email address: James C. Powell | Phone: (304) 346.2889 or (800) 290.ATTY

James C. Powell has been practicing law for almost 30 years.  His areas of practice include: 

Admitted to practice

  • State of West Virginia, 1981
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991


  • Outstanding Young Men of America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers—West Virginia
  • West Virginia Association for Justice
    • Member of the Year (2007)
    • President's Award (2008, 2010)
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Men of Achievement


  • West Virginia University College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1981
    • Senior Class President
    • M. E. Lugar Trial Association
    • Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
    • Harry S. Truman Scholar
  • West Virginia University College of Engineering, B.S.M.E., 1977
    • Dean's Honor List
    • Professional Status—Engineer in Training
    • Sigma Chi Fraternity


James C. Powell, Esq. attends many legal and non-legal seminars, conferences and presentations, both locally and nationally, to maintain his sharp litigation skills and to stay current.  Courses that he has attended include topics in:

  • Class action lawsuits
  • Pharmaceutical litigation
  • Trial tactics
  • Injury evaluations

Professional experiences

  • American Cyanamid, in Willow Island, West Virginia 1977 to 1978
  • Hardman and Powell, in Parkersburg, West Virginia 1981 to 1988
  • Hunt and Powell, L.C., in Charleston, West Virginia 1988 to 1992
  • Powell Law Offices, in Charleston, West Virginia 1992 to 2002
  • Powell & Majestro, P.L.L.C., in Charleston, West Virginia 2002 to Present

Professional memberships

  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Wood County Bar Association (Vice-President, 1983)


  • "Heavy Trucks are Unsafe for the Heavy Truck Drivers and the Public," The Advocate
  • "Seat Belts in West Virginia Courts," The West Virginia Lawyer
  • "The New Jury, They are Biased," The Advocate

Community activities      

  • JFK Society
  • 1982–1988 Parkersburg Police Civil Service Commissioner
  • 1982 and 1984 West Virginia House of Delegates Candidate
  • Roscoe Pound Institute

Reported cases

  • State v. Tanner, 175 W.Va. 264, 332 S.E.2d 277 (1985)
  • State v. Kelly, 175 W.Va. 337, 338 S.E.2d 405 (1985)
  • State v. Gale, 177 W.Va. 337, 352 S.E.2d 87 (1986)
  • State v. Deskins, 181 W.Va. 112, 380 S.E.2d 676 (1989)
  • Coffman v. Shafer, 186 W.Va. 381, 412 S.E.2d 782 (1991)
  • Dairyland Ins. Co. v. Voshel, 189 W.Va. 121, 428 S.E.2d 542 (1993)
  • Chancellor v. Shannon, 200 W.Va. 1, 488 S.E.2d 1 (1997)
  • Daily Mail v. Ranson, 200 W.Va. 5, 488 S.E.2d 5 (1997)
  • Powell v. Wood County, 209 W.Va. 639, 550 S.E.2d 617 (2001)
  • In re West Virginia Rezulin Litigation, 214 W.Va. 52, 585 S.E.2d 52 (2003)
  • State v. Merritt, 21_ W.Va. ___, 650 S.E.2d 240 (2007), 2007 WL 1201102

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