Gregory B. Chiartas

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Partner
Location:
Charleston, West Virginia
Phone:
304-881-0634
866-539-4690 (Toll Free)
Fax:
304-344-9401
Email:

Gregory B. Chiartas is a partner in the Charleston, West Virginia law firm of Freeman & Chiartas. He has been counsel in numerous million or multi-million dollar settlements or verdicts.

Mr. Chiartas was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 24, 1959. He is married to Denise (Moore) Chiartas and they have two sons, Tyler and Elliott.

To find out more about our firm and how we can assist you, please contact us at the address or telephone numbers listed or click here to go to our firm website www.freemanandchiartas.com.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability Law
  • Insurance
  • Premises Liability
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents - Including Car, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Litigation Support - Including Risk Avoidance, Risk Assessment and Management
  • Small Business Litigation - Including Prosecution and Defense
  • Litigation Defense - Motor Vehicle Consumer Transactions; Contract Disputes

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1986

Education

  • West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 1983
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1980
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: History
    • Major: Economics

Published Works

  • Non-Testifying Expert, Trial Magazine, July, 1984
  • Nursing and Depositions: A Key to Establishing Hospital Liability, WVTLA Advocate, Winter, 1985
  • Nursing Malpractice: Common Areas of Nursing Liability, WVTLA Advocate, Fall, 1986

Classes/Seminars

  • Guest Speaker, "Personal Injury Law", It's Free and It's Legal Radio Talk Show, Charleston, WV, 1988
  • Guest Lecturer, "Law as a Profession: Code of Ethics, Effectively Choosing a Lawyer, Peoples' Law School, Charleston, WV, 1988
  • Moderator and Lecturer, "Consumer Rights and Remedies", Peoples Law School, Charleston, WV, 1989
  • Guest Lecturer, "Trial Preparation for Paralegals", WVTLA, mid-Winter Convention, Charleston, WV, 1990
  • Lecturer, "Determining and Proving Damages in West Virginia", National Business Institute, Charleston, WV, August 12, 1991
  • Lecturer, "Trial Advocacy in West Virginia", National Business Institute, South Charleston, WV, October 29, 1992
  • Lecturer, "Locating, Choosing and Utilizing Experts in the Products Liability Case", West Virginia Continuing Legal Education, Charleston, WV, May 8, 1993
  • Lecturer, "Initial Considerations", WVTLA Annual Seminar and Convention, Charles, WV, June 4, 1994
  • Panelist, "Settling Insurance Claims in West Virginia", Professional Education Systems, Inc., Charleston, WV, June 7, 1996
  • Lecturer, "Handling Legal Malpractice Claims in West Virginia", National Business Institute, Charleston, WV, April 20, 1999
  • Guest Lecturer, "Common Areas of Nursing Malpractice", West Virginia Nursing Association, Charleston, WV, 1987

Honors and Awards

  • American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (Scholastic Merit), 1977 - 1980
  • Joseph J. Rapport Award (Scholastic Excellence), 1980
  • Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1979 - 1980
  • Who's Who in the Law, 1993 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • West Virginia Bar Association, Member
  • West Virginia State Bar, Member
  • West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • WVU Lugar Trial Team, Member, 1982 - 1983
  • University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association, Life Member
  • WVU Alumni Association, Member
  • Marshall University Thunder Club, Member
  • Marshall University Charleston Quarterback Club, Member
  • Big Green Scholarship Foundation, Member
  • Capital City and Tri-Cities Harley Owners Group, Member
  • Bible Center Church, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Hunt & Wilson, Attorneys at Law, Partner, 1988 - 1991
  • Hunt & Wilson (Formerly Preiser & Wilson), Attorneys at Law, Associate Attorney, 1983 - 1987
  • Hunt & Wilson, General Litigation Division, Section Leader, 1986 - 1991

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, Board of Directors, West Virginia Special Olympics, 1991 - 1993
  • Ski Instructor, West Virginia Special Olympics Winter Games, 1988 - 1993
  • West Virginia State Bar, Lawyer Referral Service, 1985 - 1989
  • Marshall University Big Green Scholarship Foundation, 1991 - Present
  • Marshall University Quarterback Club of Charleston, 2001 - Present

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Sigma Alpha
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Iota Epsilon Tau