|JAMES C. WEST, JR.
On December 23, 2016, James C. “Jay” West, Jr. passed away in Bridgeport surrounded by his family.
Jay was well known and well respected throughout the state during his very successful 56 year career as a lawyer. After receiving his undergraduate and law degress fom West Virginia University, Jay served a clerkship with Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Herbert Boreman and then practiced law in Clarksburg for the rest of his life. He was a diehard sports fan for his WVU Mountaineers.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Nina, his daughter, Claudia Bentley, and her husband, Norwood, and two grandsons Samuel and Berkeley. Claudia, Norwood and Berkeley are attorneys.
Jay was a WV Bar Foundation Fellow and held many important positions, including President of the WV Bar Association and the WV Trial Lawyers Association, as well as Board member for the Salvation Army and the Burnside Foundation. He was elected as a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and was heavily involved in Rotary International.
In his memory, the family requested donations to the James C. West, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund at the WVU College of Law.
All honor to his name.