John D. Wooton Sr.

John D. Wooton has been in the general practice of law in Beckley, West Virginia, for the past 39 years. Past member of WV State Board of Governors; Assistant Prosecuting Attorney (1977 to 1980); Municipal Judge (1980 to 1984); active practitioner of criminal defense and plaintiff's personal injury; selected as Super Lawyers of America.

He is a graduate of West Virginia University. He is the past President of the Raleigh County Bar Association, and one of the founders of the West Virginia Society for Criminal Justice; a past member of the Board of Governors for the West Virginia State Bar. Mr. Wooton is a member of the West Virginia State Bar, West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, and the National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is the Chairman of Raleigh County Solid Waste Authority (1989 to present); member of the Board of Directors of the Raleigh Co. Housing Authority (1980 to present); former member of Lake Stephens Board of Governors; former member of School Building Authority.

Areas of Practice

  • General Practice
  • Criminal Defense
  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, 1976
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1976


  • West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers of America

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • WV State Board of Governors, Past Member
  • Raleigh County Bar Association, Past President
  • West Virginia Society for Criminal Justice, Founder
  • West Virginia State Bar, Member
  • West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Raleigh County Solid Waste Authority, Chairman, 1989 - Present
  • Board of Directors, Raleigh Co. Housing Authority, Member, 1980 - Present
  • Lake Stephens Board of Governors, Former Member
  • School Building Authority, Former Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, 1977 - 1980
  • Municipal Judge, 1980 - 1984