On Thursday, March 23, 2023, the Supreme Court of Appeals of the State of West Virginia ruled on attorney James Paul McGibbon’s petition seeking to voluntarily resign as a member of the West Virginia State Bar.

The case is styled ‘In re Petition for Voluntary Resignation from the West Virginia State Bar of James Paul McGibbon,’ with Case #23-51.

McGibbon filed his petition on January 23, 2023, in accordance with Rule 3.26(a) of the  Rules of Lawyer Disciplinary Procedure. The Investigative Panel of the Lawyer Disciplinary Board asked the Court to accept McGibbon’s petition for voluntary resignation.

Accordingly, the Appeals Court upon its consideration of the matter granted McGibbon’s petition.

The order reads:

“It is ORDERED that the petitioner, James Paul McGibbon, has leave to voluntarily resign from the West Virginia State Bar. It is finally ordered that the petitioner shall comply with the client notification requirements of Rule 3.28 of the Rules of Lawyer Disciplinary Procedure, if applicable.”

Mr. McGibbon practiced in Charleston, prior to his resignation. He had been licensed in West Virginia.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.