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Guy R. Bucci | H and L

214 Capitol St.
Charleston, WV 25301

Tel: (304) 346-5500
Direct: (304) 346-5500
Fax: (304) 346-5515
Email: gbucci@handl.com

Guy R. Bucci devotes his practice to serious and catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases and to commercial and insurance disputes. His body of work and experience includes verdicts and settlements in a wide array of cases against mining, construction and manufacturing industries, as well as representing clients against careless drivers and reckless truck companies, and manufacturers of unsafe products and harmful chemicals. His range of experience also includes representing clients in cases against hospitals and physicians and others whose unsafe conduct and hazardous activities caused serious personal injury or death. Representative cases include the Upper Big Branch explosion mine disaster, the Willow Island cooling tower collapse, an aluminum manufacturing plant explosion and even the West Virginia University litigation involving the Big East Conference to clear the path to secure the invitation to join the Big 12 Conference for athletics and academics. He has been appointed as Special Assistant Attorney General, representing the State of West Virginia to obtain substantial recoveries in consumer protection and anti-trust cases. Mr. Bucci provides representation throughout the State of West Virginia and with resident lawyers in Pennsylvania and Virginia.

His professional career includes service as President of the West Virginia Association for Justice and membership on its Board of Governors, the Visiting Committee of the West Virginia University College of Law, Member and Committee Co-Chair for the Mining and Oil Field Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice, Trustee and Chairman of the Legal Committee of the West Virginia Investment Management Board, as well as a member of local civic and charitable organizations. He is a long-time supporter of West Virginia University and the West Virginia University College of Law, where he is a Dean’s Partner and contributes to College of Law benefit funds. He has been an invited speaker to legal groups and an invited lecturer at the West Virginia University College of Law. He holds the highest peer-reviewed rating of AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.

On the personal side, he is married with four adult children, six grandchildren, six dogs and one cat. He is still trying to break 80 on the golf course.

In his undergraduate years, he competed as a Division I baseball player, was a fraternity officer, and was inspired by his American History studies to become a lawyer.

After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in English literature major with a history minor at the University of Pittsburgh in 1967, Mr. Bucci went on to earn his Juris Doctor at the West Virginia University College of Law in 1970. While in law school, he was a member of the prestigious National Moot Court team and the Moot Court Board. He received the American Jurisprudence Award for Administrative Law. Admitted to practice law in the State of West Virginia and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court, he first was counsel to the State Tax Commissioner, was Legislative Counsel and served as an Assistant Attorney General and a Special Assistant Attorney General. His practice includes a number of landmark opinions by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, which helped ensure justice for his clients.

Beginning in late 2015, and after founding the former Bucci & Ellis, Bucci & Chambers and Bucci, Bailey & Javins law firms, he started the Bucci Law Firm.

Over the years of his practice, Guy Bucci has provided help to West Virginia counsel and lawyers from many other states in accepting referrals and providing either lead counsel or local counsel services. Likewise, he has reached out to a vast network of colleagues and friends throughout the country to refer cases that required litigation in a different jurisdiction. Under both sides of the referral arrangements clients have been helped and professional colleagues have benefitted.