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Edd McDevitt, Mediator, Charleston, West Virginia.

Edd McDevitt

Diplomate member
ADR Office of Edd McDevitt
232 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301
Tel: (304) 552-8120
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Recognized to West Virginia Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding, Med-Arb
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  • Practice Commenced1992
  • # of MEDS (as of 17/7/24)1500
  • # of ARBS (as of 17/7/24)300
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


In 2014, I withdrew from the firm of Bowles Rice LLP as a Senior Partner to provide full time neutral services as a mediator and arbitrator.  I am compliant with Rule 25.04 of the West Virginia Trial Court Rules.  My background includes over 40 years of alternative dispute resolution, encompassing mandatory and voluntary court-based and contract based arbitration and mediation involving injury, complex litigation, energy, construction, real property, employment, consumer, insurance, securities, financial and commercial disputes. 

The United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia appointed me as a member of its first panel of mediators, where I mediated a number of complex matters, including those involving serologist Fred Zain.  I also served as the primary West Virginia arbitrator in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission proceedings against Prudential Securities, where I rendered the first decision in the nation in that process.  I have mediated hundreds of cases and served as an arbitrator or attorney in more than 300 arbitration cases. 

Case Experience

  • Anti-Trust
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • International
  • Internet
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mining
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Venture Capital
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Wrongful Death


J.D., 1974 | Moot Court Board, research assistant in trade regulation and consumer protection law, academic advisor to pre-commerce students in College of Business.     

A.B., 1994 | Mountain (University Ranking Honorary), Student Resident Hall Assistant

A.A., 1967 | Member of first graduating class, taught business law, appointed Trustee by Mayor of Philadelphia (first alum to serve on Board)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • The West Virginia State Bar-member of ADR Committee

  • American Bar Association | Member of the Dispute Resolution (Co-Chair 2018, 2019 [Institute cancelled in 2020] 2021 and 2022 Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Training Institute, Co-Chair Mediation Committee 2019—present); Litigation and Business Law Sections, and various committees; while in active practice served as Liaison with the West Virginia Securities Division. 

  • Omohundra Institute of Early American History and Culture – member of the Associates

  • American College of Civil Trial Mediators-Fellow


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