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James T Kratovil

James T Kratovil

Sole Practitioner
Charles Town, West Virginia
A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Jim attended Point Park College and earned a BA in Political Science, Cum Laude. In 1976, he earned his J.D. from California Western School of Law. Jim then moved to central West Virginia where he provided legal counsel to clients as a solo practitioner for 15 years. Jim established himself as a prominent leader in legal community. He has served as an Assistant Prosecutor, became active on Disability law and mental health law. Jim has since moved his practice to Charles Town, WV in 1991 and is a sole practitioner serving his community. Jim lives in Charles Town, WV with his wife Bonnie who is a retired family court judge. Jim enjoys hiking, golf, biking, poker and reading and is a enthusiastic fan of the 6-time Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers.

Areas of Practice

  • 44% Criminal Law
  • 25% Bankruptcy
  • 10% Personal Injury
  • 10% Civil Litigation
  • 5% Consumer Protection
  • 4% Estates, Wills, Etc.
  • 1% Adoption

Litigation Percentage

  • 70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, 1976
  • Maryland, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia, 1976
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991


  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 1976
  • Point Park College, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    • B.A. cum laude
    • Major: Political Science


  • Americans with Disabilities Act

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • national Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

Past Employment Positions

  • Lewis County Prosecutor's Office, Assistant Prosecutor
  • Lewis County Magistrate, Magistrate Court Judge

Pro Bono Activities

  • Bankruptcy Seminars for Legal Aid of West Virginia

Office Location

James T. Kratovil Law Offices, PLLC
211 West Washington Street
Charles Town, WV 25414
Toll Free: 800-403-9762
Fax: 304-728-7720
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