John Artimez joins law firm

WHEELING – John Artimez has joined Wheeling-based Bordas & Bordas to assist with complex personal injury, insurance bad faith and medical negligence litigation.

Artimez brings more than 30 years of litigation experience to the firm.

A Moundsville native, Artimez graduated from John Marshall High School in 1974 and graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He enrolled at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, where he was a two-time winner of the American Jurisprudence Award and was selected to serve on the editorial board of the Emory Law Journal upon completion of his first year of law school. He returned to the Mountain State, however, to complete his legal studies at WVU.

Artimez began his legal career as a defense lawyer, and he soon was responsible for the handling of multi-million dollar lawsuits on behalf of his firm’s clients. In January 1990 he opened his own practice, focused on representing individuals who had been injured through the negligence of others or victimized insurance bad faith.

During his career Artimez has served as a court-appointed guardian ad litem for children who were the victims of abusive and neglectful parents. He also served as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Marshall County, where he was able to secure convictions and lengthy prison sentences for several sexual predators.