Hon. Michael John Aloi

United States Magistrate Judge
Northern District of West Virginia
U. S. Courthouse
500 West Pike Street
Clarksburg, WV 26302

Phone: 304-623-7170
Fax: 304-624-5866
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As of October 1, 2015, appointed and presently serving on the bench as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of West Virginia. Previously appointed as Judge of the Circuit Court, Sixteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Marion County, Fairmont, West Virginia.

Michael John Aloi is past President of the Association for Conflict Resolution beginning October 2009 and was past Co-Chairperson of the ACR Spirituality Section. He has been selected for inclusion in "The Best Lawyers in America" for ADR and is listed as one of only five lawyers in the state of West Virginia as a Super Lawyer in the field of ADR. He is the only lawyer in West Virginia to be a Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators.Michael is a Lecturer at the West Virginia University College of Law, where he is a Clinical Law Program Supervisor. He also teaches Negotiation in the West Virginia Wesleyan College MBA Program. He has mediated over 2,000 cases and has trained mediators in West Virginia for over twenty years. Michael lectures nationally on the topic of a more holistic approach to conflict resolution. During his year as State Bar President he encouraged lawyers to find "Balance" in personal and professional life and emphasized a more holistic and humane approach to the practice of law.

Types of Cases Mediated

  • Banking
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Family (other)
  • General Mediation
  • Harassment
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Religious / Church
  • Special Education
  • Torts
  • Workplace

MEMBER: 2008



Mr. Aloi is engaged in the general practice of law with particular emphasis on areas of personal injury, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Mr. Aloi is a Past-President of the West Virginia State Bar (2002-2003), Past-President of the Marion County Bar Association. In 2001, he was named as Member of the Year by the West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and in 1997 he was named as Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by the WVU College of Law Appalachian Center for Law and Public Service. He is a present member of the Board of Governors for the WV Trial Lawyers. He serves as an adjunct professor at the WVU College of Law and the West Virginia Wesleyan College MBA program.


West Virginia Wesleyan College, 1980, B.A./Honors

West Virginia University College of Law, 1983, J.D./Honors

Practicing in West Virginia

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