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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

John R. Teare, Jr.

John R. Teare, Jr.


Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
West Virginia, U.S.A.

tel: 304.340.3813
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Mr. Teare’s primary practice is litigation defense.


Bar Admissions


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


  • Dover Police Academy, State Certification, Highest Academic Average, 1977
  • Wilmington College, B.S., Criminal Justice, summa cum laude, 1987
  • T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1990
  • University of Virginia Trial Advocacy Institute, 1996
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Serving as first chair in jury trials
  • Representing the manufactured housing industry, law enforcement management, and the defense of law enforcement liability and employment issues
  • Serving on numerous appeals cases, civil and criminal bench trials, extraordinary and injunctive proceedings and extensive motions practice
  • Serving as the current General Counsel for the West Virginia Housing Institute, Inc.

  • Blogs

    Banking on This: Spilman Mortgage & Consumer Banking Report
    Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC 

    This blog addresses mortgage regulations and consumer lending issues impacting financial institutions and businesses from a legal perspective. Postings largely focus on the legal environment in North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, but often address issues of import to a...

    INGOTS: Raw Thoughts and Unpolished Ideas
    Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC 

    Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC is a full-service law firm offering a broad range of practices, spanning litigation and corporate law, for clients large and small. Founded in 1864, Spilman has offices in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. This blog is updated and maintained by...


    Publications & Presentations

    • Presenter for National Business Institute and Sterling Educational Services on law enforcement liability and employment law topics, including recent national teleconference
    • Legal presenter for meetings of the WVHI, West Virginia Sheriffs’ Association, West Virginia Chiefs of Police Association, Municipal League and West Virginia Association of Counties
    • Instructor for 6th Regional Police Academy, 1996
    • Certified law enforcement in-service instructor for Charleston Police Department and regular speaker for Citizen Police Academy and Neighborhood Assistance Officer classes

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