Michael O. Callaghan

Michael O. Callaghan (Charleston, West Virginia)

Michael O. Callaghan

Attorney in Charleston, WV
Editor-in-Chief, West Virginia Law Review, 1989-1990. Law Clerk Chief Judge Charles H. Haden, II, United States District Court, Southern Dist. WV, Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1992-2001, Chief Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney's Office, 1997-2001; Cabinet Secretary, WV Dept. of Environmental Protection, 2001-2003; State Chairman, WV Democratic Party, 2003-2005; nominee for Congress, 2d Congressional District, 2006; Partner, The Tinney Law Firm, 2003-2007; Partner, Neely & Callaghan, 2007 to present.
304-343-6500
Client Rating N/A
Peer Rating 3.9 of 5

Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • White Collar Criminal Defense for Individuals and Corporations
  • Environmental Issues Both Regulatory and Litigation
  • General Tort Litigation for Plaintiffs
  • Commercial Litigation for Small Cap Corporations and Individuals
  • Coal Mine Disaster Litigation

Peer Reviews (59)

Peer Reviews (59)
BV Rated
3.9/5.0
Peer Rating
 
High Ethical Standard
Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense, Federal Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Litigation, Business Litigation, Plaintiffs Personal Injury, General Liability, Civil Litigation, General Practice, Administrative Law, Environmental Regulation, Environmental Law, Federal Criminal Law and Environmental Administrative Law
Areas of Practice
Legal Knowledge
Legal Knowledge
3.7/5
Analytical Capabilities
Analytical Capabilities
3.8/5
Judgment
Judgment
3.6/5
Communication Ability
Communication Ability
4.1/5
Legal Experience
Legal Experience
3.9/5
Peer Reviews (59)
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 03/20/16
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
I have co-counseled with Mike on two separate matters. Both times, I was thoroughly impressed with the depth of his knowledge and understanding of the law, his exceptional judgment, and his ability to win opposing counsel to our side. As an out-of-town guy showing up in Charleston, I had a huge advantage with Mike on my side. Will gladly take any opportunity to work with him again.
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 03/13/16
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 03/11/16
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 03/04/16
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Mike is a great trial Lawyer who takes difficult cases and resolves them. His environmental law experience is helpful in these difficult times
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 03/03/16
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 06/12/12
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 Other Law Firm Position on 04/05/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Other Law Firm Position on 04/05/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 04/05/10
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 03/29/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 03/28/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
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 Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
3/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 03/28/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Topnotch litigator. Would be one of my choices if I needed a litigator. Very capable. Well qualified.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 04/05/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 03/29/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 03/28/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 03/28/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 03/23/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
3/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Of Counsel on 03/22/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 03/21/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
3/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
3/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
3.8/5.0 Posted by a Member on 05/25/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
3.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 05/25/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
2/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
3/5
3.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 04/06/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
2/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
4/5
3.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 04/05/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
2/5
Communication Ability
2/5
Legal Experience
3/5
3.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 03/28/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
2/5
Judgment
2/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
4/5
3.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 03/22/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
3/5
3.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
3/5
3.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
3/5
3.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
3/5
3.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
3.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
3/5
3.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
2/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
3/5
3.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
3/5
3.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
2/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
3/5
3.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
3/5
2.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 03/28/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
1/5
Analytical Capabilities
2/5
Judgment
1/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
2/5
2.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
2/5
Analytical Capabilities
2/5
Judgment
2/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
2/5
2.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
2/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
1/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
3/5
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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Position
Member
Admission Details
Admitted in 1990, West Virginia, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
1990, U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
Law School Attended
West Virginia University
Class of 1990
J.D.
University Attended
University of Virginia
Class of 1985
B.S.

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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Neely & Callaghan
159 Summers St., Ste. 310,
Charleston, WV 25301-2134
U.S.A.
Phone
304-343-6500
Office Information
Office Information
Michael O. Callaghan
Member
Neely & Callaghan
159 Summers St., Ste. 310,
Charleston, WV 25301-2134

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