Chelsea V. Prince
(304) 598-8174
Office: Morgantown
J.D. West Virginia University
B.A. West Virginia University
Licensure: WV
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Chelsea Prince’s least favorite phrase is “that’s the way we’ve always done it.” Chelsea is known by her clients, colleagues, and opposing counsel as someone who breaks the mold, always looking beyond the facts of the case to creatively and ethically defend her clients. Chelsea represents hospitals, employed physicians, and health systems in litigation involving allegations of medical malpractice. Chelsea is the lawyer you want on your team when your situation is stressful, uncertain, or intimidating. Whether it is the client’s first experience with litigation or not, Chelsea understands that the rigors of litigation can be daunting, and she prioritizes effective communication to make certain that her clients are informed about all aspects of their case, including creative solutions to end the litigation.

At the root of Chelsea’s practice is a deep-seated need to help clients through what is likely the toughest time they will ever face.  The combination of a kind heart and a creative, razor sharp mind gives Chelsea the winning  recipe for her clients’ success.

Chelsea is an avid learner and is always building her arsenal to improve her medical knowledge, litigation strategy, and communication skills.  In her free time, Chelsea enjoys reading police procedurals and hiking with her husband and their two dogs, Rosie and Annie.    

Work Experience

2010 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2009-2010 Summer Associate, Steptoe & Johnson
2009-2010 Tutor, WVU College of Law
2008 West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
2007-2008 Graduate Assistant, WVU Student Organization Services

Key Experience

Pre-suit defense of a wrongful death claim alleging improper management of an abdominal aneurysm, which resulted in the claimant’s counsel abandoning the claim after explanation of the medicine underlying the treatment
Secured early dismissal of claims of improper management of a psychiatric patient under the requirements of the Medical Professional Liability Act, which was affirmed on appeal by the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
Defended a pro se prisoner complaint involving medical care rendered to a federal inmate, which was dismissed

Memberships & Awards

Member, West Virginia Law Review, Volume 112 No. 1-3, 2009-2010
Notes and Articles Editor, West Virginia Law Review
Best Student Note, "Not Your Mother's Remedy: A Civil Action Response to the Westboro Baptist Church's Military Funeral Demonstrations" 2009-2010
Notes and Articles Selection Editor, West Virginia Law Review
CALI Award - Appellate Advocacy
CALI Award - Legal Research and Writing
CALI Award - Constitutional Law I and II
CALI Award - Business Organizations
CALI Award - Federal Courts
CALI Award - Wealth Transfers
CALI Award - Child Protection and The Law
Order of the Coif
Undergraduate, summa cum laude, West Virginia University