On Monday, January 22, 2024, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued an order accepting the voluntary disbarment of attorney Xavier W. Staggs.

The case is entitled “Office of Lawyer Discipline Counsel v. Xavier W. Staggs,” with case no. 23-685.

According to the order, the Lawyer Disciplinary Counsel had filed a petition on December 1, 2023, requesting the court to accept the annulment of Staggs’ law license. Staggs had consented to disbarment in a formal affidavit filed under seal on December 4, 2023.

The court reviewed the petition on January 17, 2024, and decided to grant the request. As a result, Staggs’ license to practice law in West Virginia was annulled by voluntary consent pursuant to Rule 3.25 of the Rules of Lawyer Disciplinary Procedure.

While further details of the issues that led to Staggs’ disbarment were not disclosed in the court document, the West Virginia Supreme Court ruled to deny Staggs the ability to practice law going forward based on the petition and his consent to voluntary disbarment.

According to avvo.com, Mr. Staggs was a bankruptcy & debt attorney in Chesapeake, Ohio. He attended Ohio State University. He acquired his law license in West Virginia in 2008.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.