David Schles, Attorney at Law

David Schles, Attorney at Law

When you've been charged with a crime, time is of the essence. Protecting your rights today will help protect your options in the future.

Firm Overview

The Law Office of David Schles in Charleston, West Virginia, is dedicated to helping residents of West Virginia defend themselves against charges ranging from a simple misdemeanor to murder. I have 19 years experience working as a criminal defense attorney and will aggressively represent your case and defend your rights, both in and out of court.

My commitment to you:
At the Law Office of David Schles, I will provide personal representation of my clients. When you need a lawyer, you need a lawyer, not a secretary or a paralegal responding for an attorney who does not communicate directly with you. I will be personally available to keep you fully informed about all aspects of your case and involve you in all important decisions relating to your case.

Main Office

Main Office
815 Quarrier Street
Suite 306
Charleston, WV 25301



Criminal Defense

The law office of David Schles will represent your criminal defense legal matters.

My areas of practice and expertise include:
-Criminal Law
-Criminal Trials in State and Federal Court
-Appeals in State and Federal Courts
-Federal Criminal Cases
-State Criminal Cases in West Virginia
-Criminal Defense
-Grand Jury Practice
-Habeas Corpus
-Mail Fraud
-Money Laundering
-Post-Conviction Remedies
-Weapons Charges
-White Collar Crime
-White Collar Crime Defense
-White Collar Fraud
-Drug Cases, Internet and Computer Crimes

David Schles

David Schles, Attorney at Law

David Schles attended West Virginia University (B.A. Political Science and History, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa), George Washington University, and the West Virginia University College of Law (J.D., Order of the Coif, Order of Barristers, Managing Editor West Virginia Law Review, President Lugar Trial Association, National Trial Team, West Virginia Invitational Trial Competition Champion).

David Schles was admitted to the West Virginia State Bar and to the bars of the United States District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of West Virginia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the West Virginia State Bar White Collar Criminal Section and also the Criminal Justice Section, and holds membership in the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He also has extensive experience in trials and appeals in both state and federal courts and has handled hundreds of cases involving a wide range of matters as a criminal defense lawyer. He teaches seminars on criminal law in West Virginia and also attends seminars on criminal justice related topics.