Harley O. Wagner



Harley O. Wagner is the owner and CEO of The Wagner Law Firm, a statewide, exclusive DUI defense practice based out of Martinsburg, WV. He has handled over 1,800 DUI cases in 40 WV counties in the past 16+ years. He is a trained Administer and Instructor on Standardized Field Sobriety testing; a trained EC/IR II secondary chemical breath test operator; trained in Drug Recognition Evalution (DRE); a Sustaining lifetime member of the National College for DUI Defense, where he currently serves on the faculty; Charter member of the National DUI Defense Lawyers Association, where he currently serves as a Board of Director; Co-Founder of the West Virginia DUI Defense Lawyers Assocation; Author of West Virginia DUI Defense, The Law and Practice (Laywers & Judges publishing); a national lecturer on DUI defense and a DUI committee member for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has attended over 60 national DUI Defense and Trial Skills training seminars and has amassed over 700 hours of DUI Defense training. He annually attends two to three nationwide DUI defense training seminars, continually striving to be the finest trained, finest educated DUI defense attorney he possibly can be. Harley also has 12 years of general criminal defense experience, including four life sentence jury trials, and is a former assistant state prosecutor.

Fees: Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types: Cash, Check, Credit card

Contact info
The Wagner Law Firm55 Meridian Pkwy – Suite 102
Martinsburg, WV, 25404

Office (304) 553-0779
Fax (304) 901-7410

License
State Status Acquired Updated
WV Authorized to practice law 1997 07/14/2016
PA Active 1996 04/02/2016

Awards
Award name Grantor Date granted
Best DUI Attorney The Journal Newspaper 2015
West Virginia Super Lawyer 2015 Virginia/West Virginia Super Lawyers 2015
Best DUI Attorney The Journal Newspaper 2014
“10 Best” in WV American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys 2014
Top 100 Trial Lawyers Trial Lawyers Association 2014
West Virginia Super Lawyer 2014 Virginia/West Virginia Super Lawyers 2014
Appointed as Faculty Member to NCDD National College for DUI Defense 2013
“Best Attorney” – Annual Readership Poll The Journal Tri-State Newspaper 2013
“Best Attorney” – Annual Readership Poll The Journal Tri-State Newspaper 2012
West Virginia Super Lawyer 2012 Super Lawyers 2012
Certificate of Teaching – Cross Examination Techniques Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Annual DUI Seminar) 2012
Certificate of Appreciation – Lecturer Advanced DUI Seminar Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2011
“Best Attorney” Harley O. Wagner The Journal newspaper reader’s choice: Best of the Best 2011
Certificate of Teaching – Field Sobriety Administration Course Robert F. LaPier & Associates 2011
“Best Attorney” Harley O. Wagner The Journal Newspaper Reader’s Choice, Best of the Best 2010
Certificate of Appreciation – Instructor / Summer Program National College for DUI Defense 2010
Certificate of Appreciation – Speaker / Winter Program National College for DUI Defense 2010
DUI Committee – National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2009
“Best Attorney” (co-shared w/ fmr. partner) The (Martinsburg) Journal Newspaper (tri-state readership poll) 2009
Sustaining Lifetime Membership (for excellence in DUI Defense) National College for DUI Defense 2009
“Best Attorney” (co-shared w/ fmr. partner) The (Martinsburg) Journal Newspaper (tri-state readership poll) 2008
Certificate of Teaching – Field Sobriety Administration Course Robert F. LaPier & Associates 2008
Top Instructor – Standardized Field Sobriety Instructor Course Robert F. LaPier & Associates 2004
West Virginia State Delegate National College for DUI Defense 2003
Acceptance of Membership National College for DUI Defense 2001
Acceptance of Membership National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 1997

Work experience
Title Company name Duration
Owner/CEO The Wagner Law Firm 2010 – Present
Partner Mills & Wagner (*exclusively handled all DUI work) 2003 – 2010
Associate Mills & Associates (*exclusively handled DUI work 01′ forward) 1999 – 2003
Assistant Prosecutor Harrison County, WV Prosecutors Office 1997 – 1999
Support Attorney Martin & Seibert 1996 – 1997
Law Clerk Bowles Rice 1996 – 1996

Education
School name Major Degree Graduated
DUI Defense Lawyers Association DUI/DWI DUIDLA Winter Program – Phoenix, AZ 2016
Roger Dodd Trial Skills Clinic Cross Examination Trial Skills Clinic 2016
National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI NCDD Winter Session – Orlando, FL 2015
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Advanced DUI Academy DUI/DWI Instructor/Faculty 2015
National DUI Defense Lawyers Association DUI/DWI DUIDLA Summer Program – Chicago, IL 2015
Harvard University Law School DUI/DWI NCDD Summer Session on the campus of Harvard Law School 2015
Forensic Chromatography: Principles of DUID II DUI/DWI Certificate of Completion (40 hrs) 2014
Lone Star DWI: Blood 101 (Austin, TX) DUI/DWI Certificate of Completion 2014
National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI NCDD Summer Session on the campus of Harvard Law School 2014
National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI NCDD Winter Session in San Diego, CA 2014
Forensic Drug Analysis – Axion Training Institute, Inc. DUI/DWI Certificate of Completion (40 hrs) 2014
National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI NCDD Summer Session on campus of Harvard Law School 2013
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Advanced DUI Academy DUI/DWI Instructor 2013
Joshua Karton Trial Skills Training Seminar DUI/DWI Trial Skills Training 2013
Advaqnced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) DUI/DWI Certificate of ARIDE Training Completion 2013
Drug Evaluation and Classifcation Program (DECP) DUI/DWI Drug Recognition Evaluation (DRE) 2013
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association Advanced DUI Seminar DUI/DWI Intoximeter EC/IR II Breath Testing 2012
Terrance McCarthy – Cross Examination Workshop (Tampa, FL) DUI/DWI Cross Examination Skills & Techniques 2012
National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI NCDD Summer Session on campus of Harvard Law School 2012
Terrance McCarthy – Cross Examination Workshop (Chicago, Illinois) DUI/DWI Cross Examination Skills & Techniques 2011
Forensic Chromatography: Theory and Practice. Dr. Lee Polite / Professor Harold McNair DUI/DWI Certificate of Completion (40 hour training course) 2011
National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI NCDD Summer Session conducted at the Harvard Law School 2011
Intoximeter EC/IR II Breath Test Training & Education Seminar (Williamsburg, VA) DUI/DWI Intoximeter EC/IR II Breath Test Training & Education 2010
Commuunicating Your Way to an Acquittal DUI/DWI National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2010
National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI NCDD Summer Session conducted at the Harvard Law School 2010
National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI Certificate of Completion – NCDD Winter Session 2010
EC/IR II Intoximeter Operator Breath Testing Course Blood Alcohol BreathTesting Qualfied EC/IR II Breath Test Operator 2009
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association / National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI Mastering Scientific Evidence in Complex DUI/DWI Cases 2009
National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI NCDD Summer Session conducted at the Harvard Law School 2008
National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI Certificate of Completion – NCDD Winter Session 2008
National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI NCDD Summer Session conducted at the Harvard Law School 2007
National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI Certificate of Completion – NCDD Winter Session 2007
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association / National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI Mastering Scientific Evidence in Complex DUI/DWI Cases 2007
National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI NCDD Summer Session conducted at the Harvard Law School 2006
Nationlal College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI Certificate of Completion – NCDD Winter Session 2006
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association / National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI Mastering Scientific Evidence in Complex DUI/DWI Cases 2006
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers / National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI DWI Means Defend Wtih Ingenuity – Skills That Win Cases 2006
National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI NCDD Summer Session conducted at the Harvard Law School 2005
National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI Certificate of Completion – NCDD Winter Session 2005
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association / National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI Mastering Scientific Evidence in Complex DUI/DWI Cases 2005
NHTSA Instructor Course – Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Standardized Field Sobriety Testing NHTSA Certified Instructor – Standardized Field Sobriety Testing 2004
NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Student Administration Course Standardized Field Sobriety Testing NHTSA Certified Standardized Field Sobriety Test Administer 2003
National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI NCDD Summer Session conducted at the Harvard Law School 2003
National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI Certicate of Completion – NCDD Winter Session 2003
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers / National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity – Skills That Win Cases 2002
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers / National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity 2001
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers / National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI Difficult DUI’s & Tragic Consquences 2000
Thomas M. Cooley Law School N/A JD – Juris Doctor 1995
West Virginia University Public Relations / Journalism Other – Bachelors 1990
National College for DUI Defense NCDD Summer Session on Campus of Harvard Law School DUI/DWI N/A
National College for DUI Defense N/A N/A N/A

Speaking engagements
Conference name Title Date
DUI Defense Lawyers Association – Winter Program McCarthy Style Cross Examination 2016
NCDD Winter Session – Orlando, FL 15 years of DUI Defense – Some Lessons Learned 2015
Advanced DUI Seminar – Columbus, OH Cross Examination 2015
Statewide West Virginia Public Defender Conference DUI Motion Practice / Breath Test Discovery 2013
Standardized Field Sobriety Student Administer Certification Program (co-presenter) Standardized Field Sobriety Testing – Student Administration Certification Program 2011
Advanced DUI Seminar Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2011
NCDD Summer Session conducted at the Harvard Law School Closing Argument Presentation 2010
2010 Winter Seminar Proper Client Interview Techniques 2010
2010 Summer Session conducted at the Harvard Law School Co-Instructor: Proper Opening, Closing and X-Exam Techniques 2010
NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Student Administer Course Proper administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing 2008
Standardized Field Sobriety Test Administration Proper administration of standardized field sobriety testing 2007
Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI cases DUI Mock Jury Trial 2007

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