Justin M. Raber

Justin M. Raber

Attorney
Location:
St. Marys, West Virginia
Phone:
304-699-1551
Fax:
304-684-9499
Email:
Justin M. Raber is a practicing attorney in Parkersburg and St. Marys, West Virginia, serving the community with hometown service while providing quality results.  Throughout his career, Raber has been an active member of the community, both within and outside of the legal profession. 

Justin earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from West Virginia University College of Law. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College, majoring in communication studies and political science.
In his legal profession, Justin advocates for children on a daily basis in child abuse and neglect proceedings and in family court proceedings, provides civil litigation, and real estate services throughout West Virginia. He also regularly provides representation to nonprofit (tax exempt) organization and businesses to meet their unique needs.

In addition to his law practice, Justin serves on the Board of Directors and various committees for the National PTA, where he continues to advocate ensuring every child’s potential is a reality.  Additionally, Justin serves on the Board of Directors for Artsbridge, an arts education nonprofit and Wood County Society, a nonprofit serving children and adults with disabilities.

Justin was honored as the 2013 National PTA Shirley Igo Advocate of the Year and has received numerous other awards, including the 2015 Wood County Society Celebration for Kids award, a National PTA Life Achievement Award and a West Virginia PTA and Wisconsin PTA Honorary Life Membership.

Areas of Practice

  • 25% Civil Litigation
  • 25% Domestic
  • 25% Real Estate
  • 25% Criminal

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia, 2015

Education

  • West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia
    • J.D. - 2015
  • West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, West Virginia
    • B.A. - 2008
    • Major: Communication Studies and Political Science

Published Works

  • Common Core Standards are Not a Common Horror, State Journal, November 7, 2014
  • Congress Must Act to Help Schools, West Virginia Gazette, October 25, 2012
  • Quotation: Year-Round and Traditional Schools Elicit Debate, Associated Press (National), July, 2012
  • West Virginia PTA Calls on Congressional Delegation To Put Children First, Huntington News, December 7, 2011

Honors and Awards

  • National PTA Shirley Igo Advocate of the Year Award
  • National PTA Life Achievement Award
  • National PTA State President Recognition
  • National PTA's Our Home, Our Future, Our Legacy Campaign, Donor – Founder's Circle
  • West Virginia PTA Honorary Life Membership
  • Wisconsin PTA Honorary Life Membership
  • Wood County Society Celebration for Kids Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National PTA, Alexandria, VA, Board of Directors
  • Artsbridge, Parkersburg, WV, Board of Directors
  • Wood County Society, Parkersburg, WV, Board of Directors

Past Employment Positions

  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg, Adjunct Professor of Law – Federal Income Taxation, 2016 - 2017
  • Carr Law Offices, PLLC, Director of Operations, 2008 - 2015
  • Senator John D. Rockefeller, IV, Intern; Staff Assistant, 2007 - 2008