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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

John R. Teare, Jr.

John R. Teare, Jr.



  • Deliberate Intent Litigation
  • Chemical
  • Construction Law
  • Battle Group - Litigation

WSG Practice Industries


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

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

Battle Group - Litigation | Chemical | Construction Law | Deliberate Intent Litigation | Litigation | Litigation - The Battle Group | Product Liability Litigation | White Collar Criminal Def. & Compliance | White Collar Criminal Defense & Compliance

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.

  • Articles

    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

    WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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