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Van Nostrand, Montie
604 Point Mountian Road P.O. Box 247 Webster Springs, WV
Phone: (304) 847-2773
Fax: (304) 847-2729


Current Employment Position(s)

Managing Partner

Lawyer Overview

Montie Van Nostrand represents injured and disabled clients of all ages in the effort to obtain monthly Social Security Disability and/or Supplemental Security Income benefits and the medical care, which accompanies these awards. She is a former chairperson of the West Virginia State Bar Committee on Social Security. She is an author of a chapter on Social Security Disability Practice in the West Virginia State Bar Handbook for West Virginia Lawyers.

Montie Van Nostrand has appeared before more than a hundred different administrative law judges. She has practiced before the Offices of Hearings and Appeals of Charleston, West Virginia; Huntington, West Virginia; Morgantown, West Virginia; Pittsburgh, PA; Washington, DC; and Charlottesville, VA. She regularly files Social Security appeals in the United States District Courts of the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia. She is admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals of the Fourth Circuit and has practiced pro hac vice before the Court of Appeals of the Third Circuit.

Montie Van Nostrand represented the appellant in Coffman v. Bowen, 829 F. 2d 514 (4th Cir. 1987). She is a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants, Representatives (NOSSCR) and a former member of the board of directors representing the five states of the Fourth Circuit and the District of Columbia.

Montie Van Nostrand is a graduate of the West Virginia University School of Law and a member of the West Virginia State Bar. Her undergraduate degree was earned at Furman University.

Montie Van Nostrand is married to the famous West Virginia potter, Brian Van Nostrand. They are the parents of Lise-Marie Van Nostrand Shickert, M.A. of Louisville, Ky, and Bryson Van Nostrand, architect and proprietor of Lascaux MicroTheatre, of Buckhannon, WV.

Montie Van Nostrand is involved in public interest and environmental protection issues, outside of her practice of law. She is a member/supporter of the Sierra Club, World Wildlife Fund, Nature Conservancy, Union of Concerned Scientists, Natural Resources Defense Council, GreenPeace, EarthJustice, Interfaith Alliance, Citizens for Global Solutions, Fair Media Project, National Committee to Protect Social Security and Medicare, A.C.T., VOTE SMART, West Virginia Citizens Action Group, Co-op America, League of Women Voters, American Civil Liberties Union, Common Cause, Friends of West Virginia Public Radio, and World Link TV.

At the local level, Montie Van Nostrand and her family have been active in Put Children First, Inc. a non-profit organization dedicated to the children of Hacker Valley Grade School. She assists her community from time to time with pro bono legal projects involving country churches and cemeteries.

Areas of Practice

  • Social Security Disability
  • Supplemental Security Income

Representative Cases

West Practice Categories

Elder Law, Social Security -- Disability


Offers Free Initial Consultation


Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 1980
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1980

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants, Representatives (NOSSCR) (Sustaining Member)
  • West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
  • West Virginia State Bar (Member)
  • Union of Concerned Scientists (Member)
  • Natural Resources Defense Council (Member)

Honors and Awards

  • West Virginia State Bar, Workers Compensation Committee Chair, Subcommittee on Social Security, 1985 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives Board of Directors, 1990 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, Sierra Club
  • Member, World Wildlife Fund
  • Member, Nature Conservancy
  • Member, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Member, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Member, GreenPeace
  • Member, EarthJustice
  • Member, Interfaith Alliance
  • Member, Citizens for Global Solutions
  • Membr, Fair Media Project
  • Member, National Committee to Protect Social Security and Medicare, A.C.T.
  • Member, VOTE SMART
  • Member, West Virginia Citizens Action Group
  • Member, Co-op America
  • Member, League of Women Voters
  • Member, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Member, Common Cause
  • Member, Friends of West Virginia Public Radio and World Link TV


  • West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia, 1980
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina, 1965
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    Honors: cum laude

Published Works

  • Social Security Disability Claims, West Virginia Practice Handbook, 3rd Edition, The Michie Company Law Publishers, 1988


  • Hon. Robert Maxwell, United States District Judge
  • Hon. William Kidd, United States District Judge
  • Hon. David L. Core, United States Magistrate
  • Hon. Jerry Hogg, United States Magistrate