William Galeota

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

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Van Voorhis Road 1085
Morgantown 26505 WV US

William E. Galeota devotes his practice to personal injury and commercial litigation, particularly medical professional and hospital liability, commercial disputes and fiduciary litigation. He has tried a wide variety of civil actions in state and federal district courts and argued cases at the appellate level.


  • Represented clients in a dispute over family corporation’s stock and holdings in land and minerals in western Maryland including prosecution of civil action seeking declaratory and other relief involving complex stock redemption, gifting and constructive fraud issues
  • Obtained defense verdict for orthopedic surgeon in jury trial of medical malpractice claim alleging lack of informed consent for total elbow arthroplasty
  • Successfully defended a limited liability company and its managing member in trial of a suit filed by business tenant claiming fire losses allegedly caused by failure to construct office/warehouse building with proper fire protection measures and failure to purchase insurance coverage on the tenant’s personal property
  • Represented a surgeon to defense verdict and complete exoneration in three successive jury trials and interim appeals of a wrongful death medical malpractice case over 8 years
  • Represents hospitals, physicians and other health care providers in health care professional liability and other litigation in state and federal courts
  • Regularly advises hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care providers on all levels of risk management and loss prevention concerns, as well as medical staff/peer review issues


  • J.D. West Virginia University
  • B.S. West Virginia University


  • Fellow, WV State Chair, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Past Member, Board of Governors, West Virginia State Bar
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Chair, American Heart Association Heart Walk, 2013


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Van Voorhis Road 1085
Morgantown 26505 WV US
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