James McQueen is a native of Williamson, Mingo County, W.Va. He earned his bachelor's degree in general engineering from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1967 to 1971, before earning his law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. He was admitted to practice in West Virginia in 1974 and to the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals that same year.
An AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell®, Mr. McQueen focuses his practice in diverse areas of civil litigation. He has extensive experience as a trial lawyer, having handled more than 200 jury trials to verdict, more than 35 appeals and numerous administrative hearings before state agencies. Mr. McQueen has frequently served as an expert witness in insurance bad faith and coverage cases, in legal ethics matters and in legal malpractice cases.
Personal injury and wrongful death litigation
Insurance coverage and bad faith litigation
The defense of professionals — malpractice and licensure
Sara E. Chapman joined McQueen Davis, PLLC, in August of 2017 as a law clerk. After graduating from Mitchell Hamline College of Law in May of 2018, Sara became an Associate Attorney with the firm. Sara grew up in the coalfields of Mingo County, and graduated from Marshall University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, and went on to obtain her Masters of Arts in English Education in 2011. At Marshall, Sara was president of Delta Zeta Sorority, and focused in many areas of community service. Sara taught English in public education for nine years, before attending law school to fulfil a lifelong dream.
At law school, Sara focused on courses to prepare her for civil litigation, and she earned an award for having the top grade in Mediation. Sara was a member of the ADR society, Criminal Law Society, Litigation Society, Family Law and Child Advocacy Society, and was a Hybrid Program Student Ambassador. Sara also interned in the Mingo County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and McQueen Davis, PLLC to gain essential advocacy experience.
As a former teacher, and a daughter of a coal miner and Registered Nurse, Sara always had an interest in protecting the rights of hard-working people. Sara primarily works on cases involving employment discrimination, Workers’ Compensation discrimination, wrongful and/or constructive discharge, insurance fraud, defamation, personal injury, and defense of professions.
Outside of the office, Sara enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and children, attending sporting events, dance recitals, traveling, and kayaking. She currently resides in Ashland, Kentucky.
Amanda Davis practices in the areas of automobile negligence, products liability, premises liability, insurance bad faith and general insurance claims or suits related to serious injury and wrongful death, large truck accidents and retail premises liability lawsuits. She also handles commercial and small business litigation, including contract disputes, lender liability, landlord/tenant disputes and collections. Since beginning her practice in 2003, Amanda has participated in complex jury trials in medical malpractice, insurance bad faith and large truck cases tried in both state and federal courts. She has also handled a large number of depositions and a significant motion practice in automobile and premises liability cases that have resolved through settlement negotiations or mediation.
Amanda is a native of Hamlin, Lincoln County, W.Va. She graduated from West Virginia State College (now West Virginia State University) in 2000 with an associate degree in Business Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. In May 2003, she received a Juris Doctor and a certificate of Concentration in Juvenile and Family Law from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio. During her undergraduate education, Amanda worked as a clerk in the office of the U.S. Attorney, and during law school as a full-time paralegal in a private law firm specializing in Social Security litigation. As a lawyer, she has successfully completed a week-long course in trial advocacy offered by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.
Amanda is an active member of the Hamlin Women's Club and currently resides in Milton, W.Va., with her husband, Jim McQueen, and their children, Max and Maggie.
Automobile and large truck accidents
Workers’ Compensation Discrimination
Deliberate Intent Litigation
Insurance bad faith and unfair claims settlement practices
West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and all Circuit Courts
U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
J.D., Capital University Law School, 2003 Certificate of Concentration in Juvenile and Family Law
B.A., Political Science, West Virginia State College, 2000
West Virginia State Bar
West Virginia Bar Association
American Bar Association
West Virginia Association for Justice
American Association for Justice
Cabell County Bar Association
Wayne County Bar Association