U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
West Virginia University College of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence, Class of 2018
CALI Award, Trial Advocacy, Fall 2017
CALI Award, Appellate Advocacy, Spring 2017
Order of the Barristers, Inductee
Lugar Cup Trial Competition, Champion, Spring 2018
Baker Cup Moot Court Competition, Semi-Finalist, Spring 2017
Graduated in Top 33%
WVU Clinical Law Program, Student Attorney
National Moot Court Team
Ethics Council, Chief of the Ethics Council
West Virginia University
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, cum laude, Class of 2014
First-Team Academic All-Big 12, Baseball
NCAA D-I Academic All-American Nominee, Baseball
Four-Year Varsity Athlete, Baseball
Three-Year Varsity Letterman, Baseball
Madonna High School, Class of 2010
Two-Time State Wrestling Champion, 2009-2010
State Football Champion, 2009
State Baseball Champion, 2010
Student Body President, 2009-2010
Community & Memberships
West Virginia Association of Justice, Member, Spring 2019
Hancock County, W. Va. Bar Association, Vice President, Spring 2019
Rotary Club of Weirton, Member, Fall 2018
Paris Sportsmen’s Club, Member, Winter 2019
Maximillian F. Nogay is an attorney licensed to practice law in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia. Born and raised in the Ohio Valley, Max attended Madonna High School in Weirton, West Virginia. He led the Blue Dons to state championships in Football, Baseball, and Wrestling. After high school, Max attended West Virginia University on an academic scholarship. Max was a four-year member of the Mountaineer baseball team. He competed in the Big East and the Big 12, earning academic honors in both conferences.
Following in the footsteps of his brother and father, Max attended law school at the West Virginia University College of Law. He immediately thrived in the courtroom as a law student, and achieved CALI awards in Trial Advocacy and Appellate Advocacy for earning the highest grade in each class. Max won the College of Law’s in-house trial competition, the Lugar Cup, and competed at the national level on the Moot Court Team. Max was elected by his fellow students to serve as the Chief of the law school’s Ethics Council.
Despite his excellence in oral advocacy, Max is most proud of his service as a student-attorney with the College of Law’s Clinical Law Program. The Clinic Law Program provides, on average, more than 40,000 hours of pro bono legal aid each year. As a student-attorney, Max filed a civil lawsuit against a large corporation on behalf of a United States Navy veteran which resulted in a settlement, represented children as a Guardian Ad Litem, and advocated on behalf of victims of domestic violence and child abuse.
Outside of his academic commitments, Max was employed as a graduate assistant with the West Virginia University Athletic Equipment Department during law school. He also taught baseball lessons to young athletes in the Morgantown area. Max was recently inducted as a member of the Rotary Club of Weirton, West Virginia and the West Virginia Association for Justice. He was also voted Vice President of the Hancock County Bar Association.
Upon his admission to the West Virginia Bar, Max joined his father, Michael, as an associate attorney. He focuses his practice in civil and criminal litigation, regularly appearing in courtrooms on behalf of civil litigants and criminal defendants throughout West Virginia’s First Circuit and Western Pennsylvania. Max knows how to win and will strategically and passionately advocate for each and every one of his clients.