Paul Thomas Farrell Jr.

Paul Thomas Farrell Jr.

Partner
Location:
Huntington, West Virginia
Phone:
304-521-4778
866-471-6482
Fax:
304-529-3284
Email:

Mr. Farrell is the 2002 “West Virginia Trial Lawyer of Year”  was recently elected as the President of the West Virginia Association for 2011-2012. The WVAJ is a professional organization of more than 500 trial lawyers throughout West Virginia whose mission includes protecting West Virginia families.  Paul Jr. is one of the most experienced medical malpractice trial lawyers in West Virginia.  He is also licensed in Ohio and Kentucky.  Paul Jr. is a member of the national AAJ Birth Trauma Litigation Group, frequently lectures on medical malpractice and has appeared before the West Virginia Supreme Court on important issues involving medical malpractice.  Paul Jr. is the son of the Honorable Paul T. Farrell, Cabell County Circuit Court Judge, and the former partner of West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Menis E. Ketchum.


Auto Accidents
Trucking / Coal Truck Accidents
Interstate Car & Truck Accidents
Personal Injury

Areas of Practice

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Trauma
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Workplace Injuries

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, 1997
  • Ohio, 1998

Education

  • West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1997
    • Law Review: West Virginia Law Review, Managing Editor, 1997
  • University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana
    • B.A. - 1994
    • Major: Government

Representative Cases

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Appellate Advocacy, West Virginia University College of Law, 2003
  • Statute of Limitations and Repose on Cases Involving Minors: Recent Developments, WVTLA Mid-Winter Seminar, Charleston, West Virginia, February 8, 2002
  • The Impact of Mitchell v. Broadnax on West Virginia Automobile Insurance Law, WVCLE Mountaineer CLE Series, Insurance Law, Morgantown, West Virginia, November 8, 2002
  • Panel: Insurance - Benefits Subrogation, Coverage Disputes, Declaratory Judgment Actions and Bad Faith, WVTLA Mid-Winter Seminar, Charleston, West Virginia, January 17, 2003
  • Liability of School Boards, School Officials, and School Employees Under the West Virginia Governmental Tort Claims And Insurance Reform Act, WVCLE Mountaineer CLE Series, Education Law, Morgantown, West Virginia, May 30, 2003
  • A Case Study: Effective Use of PowerPoint in a Complex Workplace Injury and Product Liability Mediation, WVTLA Summer Seminar, Charleston, West Virginia, June 5, 2003
  • Recent Trends in First-Party Bad Faith, Lorman Education Services, Charleston, West Virginia, May 14, 2004
  • Post Litigation Conduct Post Rose and Barefield, WVCLE Mountaineer CLE Series, Insurance Law, Morgantown, West Virginia, November 12, 2004
  • Combating Insurance Company Bad Faith without a Private Cause of Action, WVTLA Mid-Winter Seminar, Charleston, West Virginia, February 2, 2006
  • Insurance Bad Faith Claims, Lorman Education Services, Charleston, West Virginia, May 17, 2006
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation, National Business Institute, Charleston, West Virginia, June 27, 2006
  • Hospital Acquired Infections: Riggs v. WVUH Case Study, Ohio Association for Justice Medical Malpractice Seminar, Columbus Ohio, September 19, 2008
  • Nosocomial Infection Litigation, Litigation at Sunrise, 2007 American Association of Justice Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois, July 16, 2007
  • Constitutional Debates of Our Time: God, Life and the Government, WVCLE Mountaineer CLE Series, Litigation Seminar at Canaan Valley Lodge, Davis, West Virginia, January 20, 2007
  • Assignment of First-Party Bad Faith Claims, WVCLE Mountaineer CLE Series, Insurance Law, Morgantown, West Virginia, November 10, 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • West Virginia State Bar Association
  • West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • AAJ Birth Trauma Litigation Group
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Chair, Amicus Committee, 2001 - Present
  • West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Board Member, 2002 - Present
  • West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Committee, 2004 - Present
  • West Virginia Law Institute, Member, Governing Council of the Institute, 2004 - Present
  • West Virginia Continuing Legal Education Commission, 2004 - Present