§33-4-18. Representation of unlicensed insurers prohibited; liability; exceptions.
(a) No person in West Virginia shall in any manner, directly or indirectly, represent or assist any insurer not then duly licensed to transact insurance in West Virginia, in the soliciting, procuring, placing or maintenance of any insurance coverage upon or with relation to any subject of insurance resident, located, or to be performed in West Virginia, or inspect or examine any risk or collect or receive any premium on behalf of such insurer.

(b) Any person transacting insurance in violation of this section shall be personally liable to the insured for the performance of any contract between the insured and the insurer resulting from such transactions.

(c) This section shall not apply to reinsurance procured in accordance with this chapter, to excess line insurance procured pursuant to the provisions of article twelve of this chapter, to transactions exempt under the provisions of section one of article three of this chapter, or to professional services of an adjuster or attorney-at-law.