Shari J. McPhail

Shari J. McPhail

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Biography

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.

Education

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

Admitted to Practice

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

Languages

  • English

Professional Associations

  • Ohio County Bar Association, Member, 2004 to Present
  • West Virginia Family Law Committee, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Solo Practitioner

Classes & Seminars

  • Troubleshooting Difficult WV Family Law Issues, Co-Presenter at Academy of Law & Sciences, Wheeling, WV, 2019 to 2019
  • Finding Hidden Assets and Income in Divorce Cases, WVCLE Family Law, Morgantown, WV, 2019 to 2019
  • 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 to 2010
  • E.Discovery Fundamentals for Attorneys, Academy of Law & Sciences, Wheeling, WV, 2008 to 2008
  • E.Discovery Fundamentals for Paralegals, Academy of Law & Sciences, Wheeling, WV, 2008 to 2008
  • Divorcing Parents: What Issues are they Facing?, Academy of Law & Sciences Wheeling, WV, 2007 to 2007
  • Professor, Business Law, West Virginia Northern Community College, 2003 to 2003
  • Building Blocks of Family Law, ND State Bar Association, Bismarck, ND , 2002 to 2002
  • Keeping It All Under Control, North Dakota State Bar Association, Bismarck, ND, 2001 to 2002

Certified Legal Specialties

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

Practice Areas

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

Bar Admission

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