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Carl Hostler, Associate

Carl Hostler, Associate, Defense attorney at Prim Law Firm in Hurricane West Virginia

Carl Hostler brings over 25 years of wide-ranging experience from representing individuals, pension funds, and labor organizations.    

In the last 10 years, his practice has centered on federal and state criminal defense for adults and juveniles.  Carl understands that every case is important and really works hard to put the client’s best foot forward in the system, as well as finding services to help clients and their families through addiction and other illnesses.

In addition, he is counsel to the WV State Pipe Trades, which represents thousands of welders, pipefitters and plumbers in the state.

Areas of Practice:

  • Federal and State Criminal Defense
  • Drug Crimes
  • Traffic Violations
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Domestic Violence
  • Social Security
  • Felonies

Bar Admissions:

  • West Virginia, 1989


  • West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., West Virginia, 1989
  • University of Maryland, B.A.- History, Maryland, 1984
  • peer rated
  • top 40 lawyers
  • avvo rated attorneys
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys

A super nice guy

Thank you for supporting the Cabell County Fair. A super nice guy that anyone could get to know!

— Cj Simpson

Helps those in need

Cares about his fellow man and helps those in need. Proud to be his father.

— Dale Prim

They are there for everyone.

They are very caring, understanding, and not out just to make big money. They are there for everyone. Also, they keep you informed of what’s going on at all times. I love them. If I ever need a lawyer again I will definitely be giving them a call.

— Emmalee Holmes

A wonderful supporter

A wonderful supporter of our Cabell county Fair. 🙂

— Denise Hughes Chapman


Thank you Brian Prim for being a true Philanthropist! Thank you and Carl Hostler for supporting the Putnam County Fair and all the 4-H participants! Your time in helping with the fair, offering your farm to the animals in the flood, and financial support are very much appreciated!

— Phenia Simmons

Honest and Caring

I’m not much of a political person but I am a good judge of character and Brian Prim is an honest and caring member of the Putnam Co community. Thank you Brian for supporting our youth! Now everyone vote for this man for WV State Senate

— Cindy Dilley Dean

Cares about people

The best lawyer in the area. Cares about people more than money.

— Dale Prim

Happy and Satisfied

Great Lawyers!!! Great People!!! Very Professional and courteous!!! Happy and Satisfied Thank You!!!

— Classic ROCK Videos Studios

Huge supporter of the youth

Brian is a huge supporter of the youth in our community. I have much appreciation for what he does and the stance he takes. I will always be a huge fan and supporter.

— Amy Simpson

There for me

Brian and his firm were there for me and my family in our darkest times. He has became a friend to my family and a great partner in the fight for mesothelioma in RODs Benefit for Meso Event held every 3rd Saturday in Eleanor!!!

— Missy Dorsey Bowles