J. Scott Tharp
, a native West Virginian, is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College and West Virginia University College of Law and served in the United States Army. He has served as president of the Marion County Bar Association, and on the Board of Governors of the West Virginia State Bar. He has been an officer of the West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and served as State Committeeman of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He is a member of the West Virginia Bar Association and the American Bar Association, and is a Fellow of the West Virginia State Bar Foundation. He is active in his church and in community activities. During his legal career Mr. Tharp has been involved in virtually every facet of the practice of law, including personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, labor law, real estate, probate, and municipal law. His practice currently is focused on real estate, probate, and estate administration.