Mussomeli practices in general civil law, including commercial and
retail law, real estate law, creditor’s rights, bankruptcy, and
Prior to joining Martin & Seibert, he served in
a number of capacities, including Assistant Prosecutor in Berkeley
County, West Virginia; Appellate Counsel for the Public Defenders
in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia; litigator in the Harrisburg,
Pennsylvania office of the Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos; and
solo practitioner in a general law practice in Morgantown, West
He has appeared in cases involving criminal and
civil matters as diverse as property, felony and misdemeanor charges,
professional ethics, employment, contract, family law, and commercial
Before becoming an attorney,Mr.Mussomeli heldadministrative
and operational managerial positions with Bell Laboratories in the
old AT&T; system, as well as in publishing with Rodale Press in Emmaus,
Pennsylvania, and Springhouse Publishing, a nursing medical publisher
in Springhouse, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Mussomeli is a veteran of the United States
Army, having served as a Counterintelligence Officer in Vietnam.
After returning to the United States in 1969, he taught at the Intelligence
School at Ft. Holabird, Maryland, before leaving the Army to pursue
a business career.
Mr. Mussomeli has published on numerous topics,
including the probable cause hearing in West Virginia Mental Hygiene
law in The West Virginia Lawyer and a general discourse calling
for reform of legal training for lawyers in The Pennsylvania Lawyer.
He was appointed by the Chief Justice of the West Virginia Supreme
Court to serve on the West Virginia Commission on Mental Hygiene
Reform in 1999. In 1998 he taught courses in General Law and Evidence
in the paralegal program at Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, West
Virginia, and in 2003 he taught courses in American Legal History
and Criminal Law at Mountain State University in Martinsburg, West
Virginia. In 2005, he published “Advice to a New Attorney,” in both
the Pennsylvania Lawyer Magazine and the West Virginia Lawyer Magazine.
He is also a member of the West Virginia Bar’s Real Estate, Zoning
and Land Use Committee.
He is admitted to the United States District Courts
for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia and the
United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.