Natalie C. Schaefer

Natalie C. Schaefer: Attorney with Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer, PLLC
  • Member at Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer, PLLC (22 Attorneys)
  • The Virginia Center, 1411 Virginia Street, E., Suite 200, P.O. Box 3953, Charleston, WV 25339
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  • Ms. Schaefer practices civil litigation defense in the areas of insurance law, governmental entity defense, and construction law.
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    4.5/5.0 (25)
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Biography

Natalie C. Schaefer has focused primarily on defense litigation, including catastrophic loss and wrongful death, as well as the defense of clients involved in construction, engineering, and architecture. Ms. Schaefer has also defended energy clients in accident investigation and litigation, as well as defense of companies in suit under the workers compensation immunity exception (A deliberate intention /exception), among others. She has also defended liability claims involving civil rights, public entities and government agencies.

An Order of the and Order of Barristers graduate of the West Virginia College of Law, she was the 2002 Lugar Trial Association Invitational Competition winner and also served as Executive Board Member for the West Virginia University Law Review.

Author: "The Unusual Suspects: Unlikely Players in the Product Liability Arena," Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia; "Administrative Preclusion: Litigation Ammunition?" Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia. Seminars: Useful Discovery for Trial, Institute for Paralegal Education, June 2010; Navigating the Ethics of the Tripartite Relationship, Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia Annual Meeting, June 2009. 2010
Technology in Litigation, For the Defense, DRI, September 2012
Speak Psychology, For the Defense, DRI, October 2014

West Virginia Super Lawyer Rising Star
AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Rated

Areas of Practice (18)

  • Federal Civil Practice
  • Construction Law
  • Architectural Law
  • Construction Accidents
  • Construction Claims
  • Construction Defects
  • Construction Equipment Liability
  • Construction Insurance Defense
  • Construction Litigation
  • Construction Safety
  • Contractors Liability
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Defense Litigation
  • Federal Civil Litigation
  • Federal Litigation
  • Trial Practice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
304-345-1400  Phone
www.shumanlaw.com
University Attended:
West Virginia University, B.A., Political Science, 1999
Law School Attended:
West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif; Order of Barristers, 2002
Year of First admission:
2002
Admission:
U.S. District Court, Northern District Court; Supreme Court of the United States of America; 2002, U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia; Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals; 2002, West Virginia
Memberships:
West Virginia Bar Association; American Bar Association; Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia; Defense Research Institute
Birth Information:
May 4, 1977
ISLN:
916942746

Peer Reviews

  • 4.5/5.0 (25 reviews)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.5/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.6/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.5/5.0
  • Communication

    4.6/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.3/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Member on 10/16/13 in Civil Litigation

    Natalie is a superb lawyer who has demonstrated skills and abilities beyond her years. She practices in a manner where her ethical approach is above question.

    Natalie is a superb lawyer who has demonstrated skills and abilities beyond her years. She practices in a manner where her ethical approach is above question. Read less

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  • 4.8/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 10/16/13 in Civil Litigation

    Natalie is tough, smart and pragmatic. She does an excellent job walking that fine line between advocacy and obstinance.

    Natalie is tough, smart and pragmatic. She does an excellent job walking that fine line between advocacy and obstinance. Read less

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Charleston, West Virginia

  • Charleston, WV
    The Virginia Center , 1411 Virginia Street, E., Suite 200 , P.O. Box 3953
    Charleston, WV 25339

    304-345-1400 Phone

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