Mountain State Justice Inc. is expanding its footprint by opening an office in Beckley.

With offices currently in Charleston and Clarksburg, Mountain State Justice opened its doors in 1996 to pursue impactful and significant litigation on behalf of low-income West Virginians. According to its official website, Mountain State Justice has since provided free legal services to thousands of individuals fighting to protect their families, homes, health, safety and livelihoods.

Officials announced the opening of the new office at 223 Prince St. to better serve residents of southern West Virginia. 

Co-director Jennifer S. Wagner said staff members are excited to become more accessible to even more West Virginians through the new office. 

“We are delighted to announce the opening of the new office as well as the additions of talented staff attorney Jed Nolan and paralegal Jackie Lane to our team,” Wagner said, “who are expanding our services to West Virginians facing foreclosure.”

Attorney Sam Petsonk is the second attorney staffing the Beckley office. 

“Jed’s focus is on protecting West Virginia consumers from unfair credit reporting and predatory lending,” a press release stated. “Sam, who joined Mountain State Justice in 2013, practices in the areas of worker’s rights and other public interest and class action matters.”

Nolan said he is proud to join the Mountain State Justice team and looks forward to providing free legal services to West Virginians facing foreclosure. 

“Many people do not know that they have legal rights that could save their homes from foreclosure, even if they fall behind on their mortgage payments,” Nolan said. “We’re here to help hold mortgage companies responsible if they violate the law.” 

According to the release, Mountain State Justice provides aggressive legal advocacy on behalf of low-income West Virginians in matters such as mortgage abuses, abusive debt collection, fraud and other consumer issues, special education, health care, civil rights and worker’s rights.

Residents can call 304-344-3144 or 800-319-7132 to see if they qualify for free legal assistance. 

Email: jnelson@register-herald.com; follow on Twitter @jnelsonRH 

Email: jnelson@register-herald.com; follow on Twitter @jnelsonRH

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