Patrick S. Cassidy
Mr. Cassidy is a 1966 graduate of Madonna High School Weirton, West Virginia, and obtained his B.A. degree in philosophy from Wheeling College in 1970. He received a Juris Doctor degree in 1973 from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
He is a principal and serves as President of the firm, where for more than 40 years he has represented employees, unions and other individuals in civil rights matters, employment claims, disability claims, and other issues related to their workplace or professional careers. Mr. Cassidy also represents employees and other individuals in workplace injury (toxic torts) and personal injury claims; and in disputes against insurance companies, banks, Health Plans, and Pension Funds.
Mr. Cassidy is licensed to practice law in both West Virginia and Ohio, and is a member of the West Virginia Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the West Virginia State Bar, the National and West Virginia Employment Law Associations, the Ohio County Bar Association, the Belmont County Bar Association, the American Bar Association Committee on International Labor Law, and the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee.
Mr. Cassidy and his firm have consistently received the highest peer evaluation from Martindale Hubbell (Av). He has been a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers since 1999.
Mr. Cassidy has also been active in community affairs, and served as Co-Chairman of the Wheeling National Heritage Area Commission and was the first Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Wheeling National Heritage Area Corporation and served in both capacities for a total of ten years during which time WNHAC designed and developed the Wheeling Artisan Center, the Robert C. Byrd Intermodal Transportation Center, and Wheeling’s Heritage Port. He has served on a number of other community boards. He is a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
He is also co-founder with his wife and President of the Wheeling Academy of Law and Science Foundation (www.walswheeling.com) of Wheeling, West Virginia. In those capacities, he has been involved in various educational presentations for lawyers and the public on many aspects of the law, has written extensively on issues of economic justice, and served as Visiting Professor at the Brest State University in Brest, Belarus, and the Immanuel Kant University in Kaliningrad, Russia, lecturing on issues of employment law and economic justice.
Mr. Cassidy also wrote, produced, and directed an original music drama (with music by collaborator Dr. Geoffrey Schoolar of Wheeling, West Virginia) entitled “The Good European,” which had its world premiere in Wheeling, West Virginia on August 25, 2000, and is based on the last day of the life of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.