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Carl W. Shaffer

Carl joined Shaffer & Shaffer, PLLC, in the summer of 2018. His practice focuses on civil litigation in the areas of bad faith insurance claims handling and employment law. He also has experience litigating in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, and work-related accidents. Before joining Shaffer & Shaffer, Carl served for one year as a law clerk to the Honorable John T. Copenhaver, Jr., District Judge for the Southern District of West Virginia.

Carl graduated summa cum laude from West Virginia University in 2013 with a B.S. in chemical engineering. He then started law school and, while there, earned an M.B.A. from the University’s College of Business and Economics. Carl graduated from the West Virginia University College of Law in 2017. He was a member of the West Virginia Law Review, where he served on the editorial board and his student note on whether workers in the gig economy are employees or independent contractors was published. He was also a student-attorney in the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Law Clinic, which helps small business owners and start-ups begin their ventures on sound legal footing.

Carl is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, the Southern District of West Virginia, and the Northern District of West Virginia. Carl was born and raised in Madison, West Virginia, and now lives in Charleston with his wife, Lauren, and their dog, Luke.

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