James A. Byrum, Jr.

Byrum, Jr., James A.

Of Counsel

Litigation, Bankruptcy, Real Estate, Tax & Estate Planning, Domestic Relations

Schrader, Byrd & Companion, PLLC
The Maxwell Centre
32-20th Street, Suite 500
Wheeling, WV 26003


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Professional Experience

Civil and criminal litigation, including class actions, bankruptcy and consumer litigation, real estate, domestic relations, wills and estates. Assistant Prosecuting Attorney and Special Prosecutor for Ohio County, West Virginia. Currently, Fiduciary Commissioner for Ohio County, West Virginia overseeing the administration of estates and adjudicating claims made against estates.


Cornell University, B.A. Government
West Virginia University College of Law, J.D.

Bar Admissions

West Virginia

Court Admissions

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
United Stated District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy, Real Estate, Tax & Estate Planning

Professional Honors

Fellow, National College of Advocacy

Professional Associations

American Bar Association
American Association of Justice
West Virginia Association of Justice
American Bankruptcy Institute
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

Military and Community Service

Lieutenant, United States Coast Guard Reserve, 1969-1979
Former President, West Virginia Legal Services Plan
Former Board Member, House of the Carpenter
Former Chairman, City of Wheeling Civil Service Commission

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Ray Byrd

Ray Byrd has been with the firm since 1970. He works on commercial, real estate, business organization, and estate planning matters as well as litigation. He was selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Corporate Law.

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