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Overview of the Legal Division

The Legal Division of the West Virginia Division of Highways was created in accordance with W. Va. Code § 17-2A-7, which allows the Commissioner of Highways to employ competent legal staff to provide ordinary legal services. The Legal Division provides the Commissioner and his staff with advice and representation before local, county, state, and federal courts, as well as administrative bodies.

In-house counsel function in the following areas: condemnation, In-house counsel function in the following areas: condemnation, contracts review and litigation, employment law, collection on behalf of the State, and litigation in various forums including state and federal courts, administrative bodies, and the Court of Claims. In addition, the Legal Division reviews, prepares, and advises the Commissioner regarding legal documents, statutes and regulations, as well as administrative policies and procedures. The Claims Section of the Legal Division conducts investigations of claims and potential claims for and against the Division of Highways and provides paralegal and related services.

Director - Jill C. Dunn
Contact info: Jill.C.Dunn@wv.gov
(304) 558-2823

How To Make A Request Under The Freedom Of Information Act

The West Virginia Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), W. Va. Code § 29B-1-1 et seq., governs all requests to the Division of Highways to copy or inspect public records. All such requests are routed to the Legal Division for disposition.

Please address all FOIA requests as follows:

Records Custodian
c/o Legal Division
West Virginia Department of Transportation/Division of Highways
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Building 5, Room 517
Charleston, West Virginia 25305
 
Ensure that your request (1) identifies, with reasonable specificity, the public records you seek; and (2) states whether you wish to inspect or to copy the records.
The Division may establish fees reasonably calculated to reimburse it for its actual cost in making reproductions of public records.

Links

WV Legislative Claims Commission
Workers Compensation
Human Rights
Grievance Board
DOT Fraud Hotline

Grievances

For more information on Grievances, click here.