Morgantown’s Teresa J. Dumire tells us what’s good in the neighborhood
Local Counsel with Teresa J. Dumire
Published in 2019 Virginia Super Lawyers magazine
on April 18, 2019
Updated on May 23, 2019
BEST PLACE TO TAKE A CLIENT
For entertainment: Milan Puskar Stadium for WVU football, WVU Coliseum for basketball or the Monongalia County Ballpark for a WV Black Bears game. For dinner: Stefano’s.
FAVORITE WATERING HOLE
The Wine Bar. Cozy and elegant atmosphere with excellent food and a full bar.
Woodburn Hall. It’s the second-oldest building on the WVU campus.
Stefano’s. Come for the food (with wonderful seasonal menu changes), but don’t leave without trying the lavender lemon drop martini.
FAVORITE CITY EVENT
Toss up: Both Kids Day and Chocolate Lovers’ Day are pretty awesome.
FAVORITE HISTORICAL RESIDENT
Morgantown attorney (and Monongalia County Court Clerk) Waitman T. Willey was instrumental to WV’s statehood. He was a Virginia senator when he proposed the West Virginia statehood bill in 1863, and saw to its passage and signing by President Lincoln.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOUR OFFICE (besides the people)
FAVORITE BREAKFAST SPOT
Blue Moose Café.
FAVORITE LUNCH SPOT
BEST PLACE TO REFLECT
BEST PLACE FOR PEOPLE WATCHING
The Blue Lot on game day.
FAVORITE PIZZA JOINT
FAVORITE LOCAL SHOP
Tough call: The Cupcakerie, The Elegant Alley Cat, Pinocchio’s, Pathfinder.
BEST CITY SPORTS MOMENT
Fiesta Bowl win versus Oklahoma in 2007; Orange Bowl beat-down against Clemson in 2012, WVU beats Kentucky in NCAA tournament to reach Final Four.
WORST CITY SPORTS MOMENT
WVU football loss to Pitt in 2007.
MOST FAMOUS RESIDENT
Don Knotts. Also, while not as well known, honorable mention to Ellie Mannette, “Father of the Steel Drum.” He lived in Morgantown for about 30 years and was a beloved teacher at WVU for 20 years. He just passed away last August, but his influence on the world of music (and anyone who has ever heard him play the steel drum) will never be forgotten.