Justin M. Raber


St. Marys, West Virginia
Parkersburg, West Virginia

Phone: 304-684-9484

Fax: 304-684-9499

Email: Email Me

Justin M. Raber is a practicing attorney throughout the Mid Ohio Valley in West Virginia, servings families to meet all their legal needs.  Throughout his career, Raber has been an active member of the community, both within and outside of the legal profession.

Justin earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from West Virginia University College of Law. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College, majoring in communication studies and political science. Additionally, Justin has served as an adjunct professor at West Virginia University at Parkersburg

In his legal profession, Justin advocates for children on a daily basis in child abuse and neglect proceedings and in family court proceedings, represents parties in divorce and custody proceedings, provides civil litigation, criminal defense representation, and real estate services throughout West Virginia. He also regularly provides representation to nonprofit (tax exempt) organization and businesses to meet their unique needs.

In 2018, Justin was elected to the Wood County Board of Education, where he continues to serve the families and children in Wood County to ensure that all kids are first in Wood County Schools. Justin regularly provides unique perspectives to the education system of Wood County due to his legal and parental engagement background.

In addition to his law practice, Justin serves on the Board of Directors and various committees for the National PTA, where he continues to advocate ensuring every child’s potential is a reality.  Additionally, Justin serves on the Board of Directors as Treasurer for Artsbridge, an arts education nonprofit and as Secretary for Wood County Society, a nonprofit serving children and adults with disabilities.

Justin also was appointed in 2018 to serve as a Trustee of his alma mater, West Virginia Wesleyan College. As a proud member of the Wesleyan Orange Line, Justin serves Wesleyan to ensure that liberal arts institution is stronger than ever.

Justin was honored as the 2013 National PTA Shirley Igo Advocate of the Year and has received numerous other awards, including the 2015 Wood County Society Celebration for Kids award, a National PTA Life Achievement Award and a West Virginia PTA, Wisconsin PTA and Indiana PTA Honorary Life Memberships.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Domestic
  • Real Estate
  • Criminal
  • Family
  • Child Custody

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia, 2015


  • West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia
    • J.D. – 2015
  • West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, West Virginia
    • B.A. – 2008
    • Major: Communication Studies and Political Science

Published Works

  • Common Core Standards are Not a Common Horror, State Journal, November 7, 2014
  • Congress Must Act to Help Schools, West Virginia Gazette, October 25, 2012
  • Quotation: Year-Round and Traditional Schools Elicit Debate, Associated Press (National), July, 2012
  • West Virginia PTA Calls on Congressional Delegation To Put Children First, Huntington News, December 7, 2011

Honors and Awards

  • National PTA Shirley Igo Advocate of the Year Award
  • National PTA Life Achievement Award
  • National PTA State President Recognition
  • National PTA’s Our Home, Our Future, Our Legacy Campaign, Donor – Founder’s Circle
  • West Virginia PTA Honorary Life Membership
  • Wisconsin PTA Honorary Life Membership
  • Wood County Society Celebration for Kids Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National PTA, Alexandria, VA, Board of Directors
  • Artsbridge, Parkersburg, WV, Board of Directors
  • Wood County Society, Parkersburg, WV, Board of Directors

Past Employment Positions

  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg, Adjunct Professor of Law – Federal Income Taxation, 2016 – 2017
  • Carr Law Offices, PLLC, Director of Operations, 2008 – 2015
  • Senator John D. Rockefeller, IV, Intern; Staff Assistant, 2007 – 2008