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The Sutter Law Firm

Meet the Team

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John Sutter


Mr. Sutter takes pride in representing the poor, the powerless and the downtrodden. He has been an advocate for fairness and justice for over 30 years.

Licensed to practice law in West Virginia, Maryland and Kentucky, John is proud to be a Vietnam Veteran and a member of the American Association for Justice and Member of the Board of Governors of the West Virginia Association for Justice.

Mr. Sutter represented several hundred Vietnam Veterans in the Agent Orange Lawsuit in the early 1980's. He has tried to verdict many water contamination, toxic exposure and other serious injury claims. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Most importantly, Mr. Sutter believes in representing all of his current clients both respectfully and aggressively to win their case. He is truly for the people.

Robert H. Miller, II


Robert “Bob” Miller earned a Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, from East Tennessee State University in 1977. In 1982, Bob received his Juris Doctor degree from Campbell University School of Law. Upon graduation, he received the Safran Moot Court Award. In 1990, Bob earned a Masters of Law degree from the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s School. Bob was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar in 1982, and then joined the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps (“JAGC”). While practicing law in the Army, Bob tried over one hundred and fifty cases in Federal Courts, Army Courts-Martial and Administrative Elimination Boards.

After leaving active duty in 1991, Bob remained in the U.S. Army Reserve. His assignments included duty in garrison support units in Salem, Virginia, and Chattanooga, Tennessee. In 2011, Bob retired from the Army Reserve with the rank of Colonel.

Since moving to West Virginia in 1993, Bob has represented both plaintiffs and defendants. He currently represents only plaintiffs and claimants in personal injury claims, including medical malpractice cases, asbestos related claims, other toxic torts, car and truck accidents, work place accidents, employment related claims, and social security disability claims. His reported cases include: Painter v. Peavey, 192, W. Va. 189, 451 S. E. 2d 755 (1994), Brown v. Gobble, 196 W. Va. 559, 474 S. E. 2d 489 (1996), Jones v. Wolf, 203 W. Va. 613, 509 S. E. 2d 894 (1998), and, Bailey v. North American Refractories Company, 95 S. W. 3d 868 (Ky. 2001).

Harriet Sutter


Harriet has worked for The Sutter Law Firm for over 20 years. She is the firm Administrator and oversees human resources, the business aspect of the firm, building acquisitions and maintenance, insurance & compliance regulations.  

She has a degree in accounting and an MBA in finance.

She has been involved in numerous civic volunteer activities including cancer awareness, helping the environment, the West Virginia Symphony and feeding the hungry. Outside of the office, she enjoys art, walking, reading & spending time with her family.


Debbie Rowe

Deborah Rowe

Litigation Paralegal

Debbie is a paralegal in Sutter Law’s litigation department. She has more than 20 years of legal experience in the areas of complex personal injury, environmental and construction litigation. She is experienced in all phases of litigation including electronic document control, analysis, and production, database management, drafting discovery requests and responses, assisting with mediation and providing trial support.

Debbie received her Paralegal Certificate in 1990. She worked for a short time at Columbia Natural Resources as a paralegal before coming to Sutter Law.
In her spare time, Debbie enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, photography and giving back to her community.


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Lane Legg

Litigation Paralegal

Lane Legg has been a paralegal with The Sutter Law Firm since 1992. She has mainly worked in asbestos litigation and has been the primary paralegal on over 1,500 asbestos cases in West Virginia and Kentucky for most of her time with the firm and has participated in numerous trials throughout her career. Over the years, Lane has also worked on personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability and criminal defense cases.

Lane grew up in St. Albans, West Virginia and graduated from St. Albans High School where she played basketball and ran track. Lane graduated with honors from West Virginia State College with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and also played basketball for the Yellow Jackets.

In their spare time, Lane and her husband, Brett, enjoy traveling, playing golf, watching sports and spending time with their families.


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Traci Casto

Litigation Paralegal

Traci Casto has worked as a paralegal for The Sutter Law Firm since 1995. She has concentrated on cases involving asbestos exposure and personal injury including automobile accident, medical malpractice and slip and fall cases. She is the sole paralegal responsible for social security cases and recently veteran's administration claims.

Traci graduated from South Charleston High School in 1992 and received an Associate of Arts Degree from the University of Charleston in 1994.

Traci enjoys spending time with her family and attending sporting events.


Mark Newcome

Mark Newcome

File Clerk

Mark Newcome has over 25 years of file clerk experience with the Federal Government and law firms in Charleston, West Virginia. Mark can be found on the golf course in his spare time.





The Sutter Law Firm, PLLC in Charleston West Virginia provides representation for people seeking compensation in personal injury, wrongful death, auto accident, medical malpractice and Asbestosis / Mesothelioma cases. We handle cases in Huntington, Parkersburg, Morgantown, Wheeling, Weirton, Fairmont, Beckley, Martinsburg, Clarksburg and throughout West Virginia. All Content by: . Follow us on Google+

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