JAMES W. ST CLAIR
Charleston, WV, April 1, 1935.
Moved to Huntington, WV 1937 and has lived there ever since.
Huntington W.V. Public Schools. Honors received:
Captain All-State High School Football Team
Governor of Mountaineer Boy’s State
Graduated with Honors from Huntington High
the University of Virginia on an athletic scholarship,
Earned 12 athletic letters in football,
wrestling and lacrosse
Outstanding football offensive lineman 1956
Member of Deans List
First team All-American Academic Football
Second in the Atlantic Coast Wrestling Championship
Graduated 1957 BA in History
the University of Virginia College of Law
Selected to represent the University in
the National Moot Court Competition
Graduated 1960 with a Juris Doctor Degree
in the practice of law in Huntington WV for 41 years,
Successfully managing a three man firm until retirement in January
to practice before:
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
U. S. Tax Court
U.S. District Courts
U.S. Bankruptcy Courts
West Virginia Supreme Court
West Virginia Circuit Courts
Virginia trial and appellate courts
to practice law in Virginia and West Virginia
of the Bar Associations of the States of West Virginia and
Virginia as well as the American Bar Association and
other Bar Associations.
in State and American Bar Associations
Member of the governing council American
Practice Management Section
Committee chair of numerous American Bar
President of Huntington Realty Corporation;
Town and Country Shopping Center Inc.
Former Director of: First Huntington National Bank; Central Realty;
C.J .Hughes Construction Company; J.B.L. Construction Company; General
Allied Oil and Gas Company (a company listed on the Vancouver B.C.
Stock Exchange) and other companies.
Lectured on numerous occasions on law practice management; trial practice; real estate law; commercial law and other subjects at:
WV Law School
State and Local Bar Associations
Overseas programs in:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Consulted as a volunteer on several occassions for approximately a month each time in the largest law office in Costa Rica
Traveled extensively, worldwide
Deacon, Elder and Sunday School Teacher First Presbyterian Church, Huntington, WV.
Past President of:
Tri River Council of Camp Fire Girls
Greater Huntington Parks and Recreation District
Cabell Wayne Historical Society
WV Board of Law Examiners
WV Trial Lawyers Association
Member of the Executive Council of the West Virginia Bar Association
Served as volunteer for the American Bar Association, CEELI Projects teaching in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and eleven months as Rule of Law Liaison in Sarajevo, the capitol of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Also taught commercial and real estate law as a volunteer member of the International Senior Lawyers Project in Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, South Africa, Zambia and Gaborone, Botswana.
retired from the active practice of law and working as the full
time President of Huntington Realty Corporation, primarily developing
commercial real estate in South Eastern United States
of four wonderful children; grandfather of nine handsome grandchildren.
Husband to Mickey, a super tolerant and patient wife for over fifty
Jim St. Clair was featured in a recent article in West Virginia Lawyer magazine. Click here to view the report.