Stephen M. LaCagnin|
150 Clay Street
Morgantown, WV 26501
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Stephen M. LaCagnin is Of Counsel with the Firm practicing with the Litigation Practice Group. For more than 30 years, Mr. LaCagnin has defended businesses and their management from "mom and pop shops" to the nationally known Fortune 500s in state and federal courts. While his defense work in recent years has focused primarily on litigation involving the coal industry, Mr. LaCagnin continues to defend a diverse range of clients and matters including personal injury, labor and employment, wrongful death, products liability and aviation accidents.
Mr. LaCagnin has developed a rapport with juries in the north central West Virginia area where he is heavily involved in community service. Over the last 15 years, he has twice served as Campaign Chair and Board President of the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties, President of the Morgantown Rotary Club and spokesperson for the Tri‑County Well Region Initiative. He served as the Chairman of the Morgantown Chamber of Commerce Board, the Board of the Wellness Council of West Virginia and local hospital and hospice boards, the Morgantown Rotary Club Foundation Board and Your Community Foundation Board. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) and West Virginia Public Theatre Board. In April, 2002, 2003 and 2004, Mr. LaCagnin was named one of the most influential people in the North Central West Virginia area by the Dominion Post newspaper. The West Virginia Bar Foundation named him the 2004 Lawyer Citizen of the Year and honored him as a West Virginia Bar Foundation Fellow in 2011. In 2012, Mr. LaCagnin was honored by Benchmark Litigation for his work as lead counsel representing West Virginia University in the West Virginia "Case of the Year" against the Big East Conference. He received the Earl L. Core Award, the highest honor conferred by the Morgantown Chamber of Commerce. The honor is given to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding ability and success in a chosen field or in a community activity and is named for the late Earl Core, a long‑time faculty member and former chairman of the WVU Department of Biology.
Mr. LaCagnin received his Bachelor of Science in journalism degree in 1975 from West Virginia University. He thereafter attended the West Virginia University College of Law, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board, named to the Order of the Barristers and was a finalist in the prestigious "Baker's Cup" competition. He received his Juris Doctor in 1983.
Mr. LaCagnin has been admitted to practice before the West Virginia and North Carolina State Bars, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.