Places to see (and be seen)
AKERS LAW OFFICES
PERSONAL INJURY -
BEST PLACE FOR PEOPLE WATCHING
My office. My windows overlook a busy downtown
street and I see lots of people I know walking by.
Sometimes I’ll text them when they’ve made a bad
FAVORITE COFFEE SHOP
Never had a cup in my life—scout’s honor.
FAVORITE PIZZA JOINT
Lola’s. Walking distance from our house, and we’ve
known the owners for a long time.
BEST CITY SPORTS MOMENT
I had a couple game-winning hits in church-league
softball. You may have heard about them.
GO-TO SPORTS VENUE
West Virginia University for football and basketball.
MOS T FAMOUS RESIDENT
Jennifer Garner. My wife went to high school with
her, and we’ve met a few times. She’s as nice as she
seems on TV.
BEST LOCAL FOLKLORE
Toss-up between John Henry and The Mothman,
both of whom have stories that originated not far
OUT-OF-TOWN GUESTS ARE IMPRESSED WITH
The friendly people. Come see us sometime.
I love the owners at Mi Cocina de Amor. They do a
lot for our community.
FAVORITE HISTORICAL FACT
In Kanawha County (a Native American name pronounced kuh-NAH-wuh), Daniel Boone was our first
legislator to the Virginia State Assembly in 1791.
FAVORITE CIT Y EVENT
Live on the Levee, an outdoor summer concert
series on our riverfront.
BEST PLACE TO GO AFTER A WIN
Wife and kids.
BEST PLACE TO GO AFTER A LOSS
Wife and kids.
FAVORITE COURTHOUSE PERK
My wife is a well-respected prosecutor. I get a lot of
deference because of her.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOUR OFFICE
(BESIDES THE PEOPLE)
My two dogs, who come to work with me every day.
Kanawha State Forest. Our kids have named a
bunch of the landmarks, and it’s a fun place for us
to spend time outdoors as a family.
GO-TO ARTS VENUE
The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences. It’s a gem.
Charleston’s JB Akers tells us
what’s good in the neighborhood