Michael Edward Nogay
Tri-State Litigation Attorney
A Weirton, West Virginia native, Michael Edward Nogay has been practicing law for over 25 years. Mr. Nogay was selected for inclusion in the 2009 edition of Virginia and West Virginia Super Lawyers based upon his accomplishments as an attorney. He is admitted to the state bars of West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio and has tried jury trials in each of those states. He typically handles complex civil and criminal cases in Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall and Wetzel Counties in West Virginia; in Jefferson, Belmont and Columbiana Counties in Ohio; and in Washington, Beaver and Allegheny Counties in Pennsylvania. Mr. Nogay has also litigated oil and gas disputes on behalf of landowners, coal companies and oil and gas developers in federal and state courts. Michael has tried civil cases before juries in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Also, Mr. Nogay serves as a legal analyst for WTOV-9 television.
Mr. Nogay is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of West Virginia University in 1980, where he served as editor of the Daily Athenaeum and earned his undergraduate degree magna cum laude. He then earned his law degree from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where he was active in the Alderson Federal Legal Aid Program.
Mr. Nogay is a former elected member of the Hancock County (WV) Board of Education and was appointed by Governor Gaston Caperton as secretary of the first-ever West Virginia State Ethics Commission. He has served as a special prosecuting attorney in a felony murder case in Wheeling and has served as Special Counsel to the West Virginia State Bar Office of Disciplinary Counsel in matters involving lawyer ethics. Also, Mr. Nogay serves as a legal analyst for WTOV-9 television.
Mr. Nogay is very active in the community and served as head wrestling coach at Madonna High School. He published a book in 2008 for the Weirton Area Museum titled Holliday’s Cove Fort, as well as a more in-depth research novel on the forts and blockhouse of the Upper Ohio Valley during the Revolutionary War, titled Every Home a Fort, Every Man a Warrior. This latter publication received positive peer-review acclaim from the West Virginia University History Department, as well as a “History Hero” award from West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin.
Mr. Nogay concentrates on complex civil and criminal litigation, particularly jury trials.
He is the father of three children, who currently attend the University of Pittsburgh, Washington & Jefferson College and West Virginia University. Mr. Nogay is married to the former Robin Redd, also a Weirton native, and they recently celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary.