WVC 38 - 2 - 38
§38-2-38. Enforcement of lien by executor, administrator or
The executor or administrator of any person entitled to a
lien under this article, or any assignee of the claim upon which
such lien is based, shall be entitled to such lien, and to the
right to perfect and enforce such lien, in the same manner and to
the same extent as the testator, intestate, or assignor could
have done, had he remained the owner of such claim.