West Virginia Judiciary

Supreme Court of Appeals Argument Docket

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


West Virginia State University

James C. Wilson University Union, Room 134
Institute, West Virginia

Rule 20 argument - 10:00 a.m.


SER Olen L. York v. Office of Disciplinary Counsel and West Virginia Lawyer Disciplinary Board, No. 12-1410 - Olen L. York seeks a writ of prohibition presenting the question of whether the Office of Disciplinary Counsel and West Virginia Lawyer Disciplinary Board are without jurisdiction under federal preemption principles to prosecute an alledged violation of the Code of Proffessional Responsibility against a patent lawyer who is not of member of the West Virginia State Bar.


Rule 19 argument


State of West Virginia v. Charles Edward Bruffey, No. 12-0189 - Petitioner Charles Edward Bruffey appeals his conviction for robbery on evidentiary grounds.

State of West Virginia v. Clayton Rogers, No. 11-0621 - Petitioner appeals his conviction for first degree murder with a sentence of life without parole. He requests this Court reverse his conviction and order that his statement be suppressed and that this case be reversed and remanded for a new trial.

State of West Virginia v. Ronald Whetzel, Jr., No. 12-0254 - Petitioner appeals his transfer to adult jurisdiction and his sentence of forty years for first degree robbery.