David Holtzapfel

“I entered the profession of law in order to make a difference. After working as an insurance defense attorney for 6 years, I know how insurance companies operate. I will use that experience to help you even the playing field when dealing with insurance companies who are NOT looking out for your best interest. I am here for my clients … to work diligently on their case, to keep them well informed, to provide them with zealous representation, and to attain the best possible resolutions.”


- Doctor of Jurisprudence – West Virginia University College of Law (2006)
- Bachelor of Business Administration – Marshall University (1989)
     Major: Marketing
     Minor: Business Management

Law School Honors:

- Order of the Barristers
- Moot Court Board, Chief Justice 2005-2006
- M.E. Lugar Trial Association, National Team
- Appalachian Center for Law and Public Service Award
- Magistrate Mediation Coordinator for Monongalia County 2005-2006
- Alternative Dispute Resolution Society

Bar Admissions:

- West Virginia – 2007
- U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia – 2007
- U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia – 2008

Courses/Seminars Taught:

- Lawfully Managing Student Records without Violating Privacy Rights - National Business Institute, Charleston, West Virginia, January 13, 2012

Representative Cases:

- City of Saint Albans, et al. v. Botkins, 2011 W.Va. Lexis 333 (W.Va. 2011)

Personal Information:

David resides in Winfield, Putnam County, West Virginia with his wife Michelle and his three children, Brooke, Nicholas, and Jacob. In his spare time, David is a volunteer Coach for his kids’ Tee Ball, Coach Pitch, and Baseball teams for the Winfield Little League. David is also an avid fisherman, sports card collector, music lover, and a sports aficionado of everything Pittsburgh … Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates.

Community Service:

- Putnam County Planning Commission – Member
- Appointed by Putnam County Commission - Term from August 2012 – January 2015

Pro Bono Activities

- Kanawha County Magistrate Mediation Program
- West Virginia State Bar Lawyer Referral Service