John R. Teare, Jr.

John R. Teare, Jr. (Charleston, West Virginia)

John R. Teare, Jr.

Attorney in Charleston, WV
Mr. Teare's primary practice is litigation defense, including handling matters for The Battle Group - Spilman's high level litigation practice group.

Awards and Distinctions

•Nominated by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for Litigation - Labor & Employment

Other

•Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, Board of Governors
•Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, Past Chair of Employment Law Group
•West Virginia Sheriffs' Association, General Counsel
•West Virginia Chief''s of Police Association, General Counsel
•West Virginia Housing Institute, General Counsel
•Leadership West Virginia, Lifetime Member, Class of 2004
•Presenter for National Business Institute and Sterling Educational Services on law enforcement liability and employment law topics, including recent national teleconference
•Legal presenter for meetings of the WVHI, West Virginia Sheriffs' Association, West Virginia Chiefs of Police Association, Municipal League and West Virginia Association of Counties
•Instructor for 6th Regional Police Academy, 1996
•Executive Board and General Counsel, Buckskin Council, BSA
•Past District Chairman and Assistant Scoutmaster, currently Mountain Rifle District Advancement Chairman
•Certified law enforcement in-service instructor for Charleston Police Department and regular speaker for Citizen Police Academy and Neighborhood Assistance Officer classes
•Civil Service Commissioner, City of Charleston

Publications

Righting a Wrong in West Virginia - The Residential Construction Right to Cure
5/18/2015

304.340.3813
Client Rating N/A
Peer Rating 4.4 of 5

Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Litigation
  • Law Enforcement Law

Peer Reviews (11)

Peer Reviews (11)
BV Rated
4.4/5.0
Peer Rating
 
High Ethical Standard
Government Tort Liability, Litigation, Civil Litigation, Police Labor Law, Personal Injury, Labor and Employment and Administrative Law
Areas of Practice
Legal Knowledge
Legal Knowledge
4.5/5
Analytical Capabilities
Analytical Capabilities
4.4/5
Judgment
Judgment
4.4/5
Communication Ability
Communication Ability
4.3/5
Legal Experience
Legal Experience
4.4/5
Peer Reviews (11)
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Other Law Firm Position on 01/14/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
John has been extremely successful over a long period of time in representing law enforcement officers (policemen, deputy sheriffs, etc.). He is a former police officer himself. He is one of the top 2 or 3, if not the top, lawyer in this area in WV.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 01/06/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Great lawyer, well respected in the legal community.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 12/30/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 12/29/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 12/23/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.6/5.0 Posted by a Other Law Firm Position on 01/14/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
John is an excellent litigator with whom I have worked on a number of matters, receiving outstanding results in each case for which I used him as a litigator. He has tried cases, and he has excellent practical knowledge of the courtroom and courthouse, judges and jurors, and knows the ropes. I like him as a lawyer and as an individual.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.4/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 12/19/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 12/29/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
3.8/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 01/05/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
4/5
3.6/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 12/29/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
John is a good lawyer. He provides good, sound advice to his clients and to his colleagues.
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
4/5
3.2/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 01/14/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
2/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
3/5
*Individual reviews provided before 2009 are not displayed

Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Position
Counsel
Admission Details
Admitted in 1990, West Virginia
West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Law School Attended
T.C. Williams School of Law
Class of 1990
J.D.
University Attended
Dover Police Academy
Class of 1977
State Certification
with Highest Academic Average

Wilmington College
Class of 1987
B.S. in Criminal Justice
summa cum laude
Birth Information
Born in 1954
1954
Representative Cases
Representative Experience: Extensive experience serving as first chair in jury trials; Vast experience representing the manufactured housing industry, law enforcement management, and the defense of law enforcement liability and employment issues; Numerous appeals cases, civil and criminal bench trials, extraordinary and injunctive proceedings and extensive motions practice; Current General Counsel for the West Virginia Housing Institute, Inc.

Community Contributions

Community Contributions
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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
Spilman Center, 300 Kanawha Boulevard, East, P.O. Box 273,
Charleston, WV 25321-0273
U.S.A.
Phone
304.340.3813
Office Information
Office Information
John R. Teare, Jr.
Counsel
Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
Spilman Center, 300 Kanawha Boulevard, East, P.O. Box 273,
Charleston, WV 25321-0273

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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC (Charleston, West Virginia)