Shari J. McPhail

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Solo Practitioner
Wheeling, West Virginia
Shari McPhail was born in the Ohio Valley. She lived in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and North Dakota before returning to Wheeling, West Virginia in 2003. Ms. McPhail is the proud mother of four sons.

Areas of Practice

  • 75% Family Law (Divorce, Child Support, Custody, Grandparent Rights, Etc.)
  • 25% Mediation
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Mediation & Collaborative Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Approved Family Law Mediator, Supreme Court of WV, 2010

Bar Admissions

  • North Dakota, 1998
  • West Virginia, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia, 2004


  • University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, North Dakota
    • J.D. - 1998
    • Honors: Moot Court Champion - 1997
    • Law Review: University of North Dakota Law Review, Associate Editor, 1996 - 1997
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • B.S. cum laude - 1994
    • Major: Early Childhood/Elementary Education

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Same-Sex Marriages: What Does It Mean In West Virginia? Co-Presenter, WVU College of Law Family Law Institute, 2014
  • An Evidence-Based Methodology for Effective Cross-Examination of Causation Witnesses National Association of Railroad, National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Tahoe, CA, 2010
  • E.Discovery Fundamentals for Attorneys, Academy of Law & Sciences, Wheeling, WV, 2008
  • E.Discovery Fundamentals for Paralegals, Academy of Law & Sciences, Wheeling, WV, 2008
  • Divorcing Parents: What Issues are they Facing?, Academy of Law & Sciences Wheeling, WV, 2007
  • Professor, Business Law, West Virginia Northern Community College, 2003
  • Building Blocks of Family Law, ND State Bar Association, Bismarck, ND , 2002
  • Keeping It All Under Control, North Dakota State Bar Association, Bismarck, ND, 2001 - 2002

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio County Bar Association, Member, 2004 - Present


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