Stephen R. Fanok


Having served as the fulltime city attorney for Morgantown for more than 25 years, Steve has extensive experience handling all varieties of municipal law matters. He has litigated a number of cases before circuit courts and the West Virginia Supreme Court, and he currently focuses his practice on providing guidance to municipalities and governmental entities, as well as developers and businesses, in connection with ordinances and regulations. His experience includes handling issues relating to real estate zoning and land use, municipal licensing/taxation, and building/construction permit matters.


  • West Virginia University College of Law  (J.D., 1981)
  • West Virginia University  (M.S., 1975)
    • Industrial Relations
  • West Virginia University  (B.S., 1974)
    • Business Administration

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia

Court Admissions

  • Northern District of West Virginia
  • Southern District of West Virginia