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Martinsburg, WV 25401
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Charleston, WV 25301
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J.D., University of Arkansas (1986)

M.B.A., West Virginia University (1997)

B.S., West Virginia University (1983)

  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court
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Floyd McKinley Sayre


“Kin’s understanding of local government operations makes him a resource we choose not to be without.”
– Lisa Dooley, former Executive Director of the West Virginia Municipal League.
                 This comment appears on the U.S. News & World Report’s and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” website.

Floyd "Kin" Sayre concentrates his practice in the areas of tax, commercial and finance law, municipal law,  government relations, real estate, gaming and hospitality and small business development, representing businesses and individuals throughout the quad-state region.  Kin is also a certified public accountant. 

Kin has been recognized by his colleagues in West Virginia as Best Lawyers in America's Lawyer of the Year for Controversy and Litigation – Tax four times (2022, 2020, 2016, and 2012).  Kin also is recognized as a leader in matters before the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration and West Virginia Lottery Commission, including compliance and licensing.

Kin currently serves as the city attorney for Martinsburg, West Virginia, and is a member of the West Virginia Home Rule Board.  He is a former staff attorney for the West Virginia State Tax Department.

Professional Highlights

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Lead Faculty for the West Virginia Municipal League’s Municipal Judge Training

  • City Attorney, City of Martinsburg (2008-present)
  • Town Attorney, Town of Mabscott (1998-present)

  • Staff Attorney, West Virginia State Tax Department (2001-2006)

  • Member, West Virginia Ethics Commission (1996-1997)

  • City Attorney, City of Beckley (1989-1996)

  • Former Adjunct Faculty, Bluefield State College and Concord University

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America ® (Litigation & Controversy - Tax; Municipal Law; Tax Law) 2012-present
  • Named Best Lawyers'  Litigation & Controversy - Tax Lawyer of the Year for the northern West Virginia region (2022, 2020, 2016 and 2012)
  • West Virginia representative, Alliance of Alcohol Industry Attorneys & Consultants
  • West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • West Virginia Public Accountants Association
  • West Virginia Municipal Attorneys Association
  • West Virginia Municipal Judges Association
  • West Virginia State Bar (Real Estate, Zoning and Land Use Committee, 1999-present; Unlawful Practice Committee, 2002-2006)
  • National Association of Property Tax Attorneys
  • National Association of Compliance and Licensing Professionals
  • Young Lawyers Executive Committee (1993-1996)

  • C-CAP Loaves and Fishes (Board of Directors)
  • Eastern Panhandle Inland Port Coalition (Secretary/Treasurer, 2010-Present)

  • Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors, 2007-2010)