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Vito Mussomeli practices in general civil law, including commercial and retail law, real estate law, creditor’s rights, bankruptcy, and workers' compensation.

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 Virginia.

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 law.

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.

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Location: Martinsburg
Admitted: West Virginia 1992, Pennsylvania 1999, Maryland 2002
Joined Firm: 2002
Tel:  304.260.3356
Fax: 304.267.0731
Hometown: Winchester, Virginia

Hofstra University (B.A. English 1966); West Virginia University College of Law (J.D. 1992)

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