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Employment and Labor Law

Insurance Law and Litigation

Professional Liability Defense

Toxic Tort


West Virginia University College of Law, J.D. (1999)

West Virginia University, B.A. (1996)

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Melissa M. Barr


2001 Main Street, Suite 501
Wheeling, WV 26003-2854
T: 800-285-6382
D: 304-233-1022
F: 888-811-7144

Melissa M. Barr is a shareholder of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. She concentrates her practice in the areas of insurance litigation, including coverage issues and bad faith, agency/broker liability, personal injury, employment law, commercial law, construction law, and toxic torts, with a particular emphasis in insurance defense.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Barr served as a law clerk to Judge Charles E. McCarty, Fifth Judicial Circuit; an assistant prosecutor for Jackson County, West Virginia; and State Farm claim litigation counsel.

Professional Accomplishments:

  • The Best Lawyers in America© since 2013:  Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • West Virginia Super Lawyers® 2013–2016
  • West Virginia Super Lawyers® Rising Stars 2009–2012

Speaking Engagements:

  • “Product Law:  What You Need to Know When a Claim is Filed Against Your Product” (Co-Presenter), Pennsylvania and West Virginia CLE, 11/13/2008

Admissions and Licenses:

  • West Virginia Bar Admission
  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia


  • Defense Research Institute
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • The West Virginia State Bar


  • J.D., West Virginia University College of Law (1999)
  • B.A., West Virginia University (1996), summa cum laude, International Relations and German; Phi Beta Kappa