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Paul Farrell

Paul Thomas Farrell, Jr.

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.

Practice Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents
Workplace Injuries
Coal Mine Accidents
Medical Malpractice
Birth Trauma/Cerebral Palsy
Insurance Bad Faith Litigation

Education

West Virginia University College of Law

Morgantown, West Virginia
Doctor of Jurisprudence
Class of 1997

University of Notre Dame

South Bend, Indiana
Government (B.A.)
Class of 1994

Bars and Courts

West Virginia State Bar (1997)
Ohio State Bar (1998)

Professional Affiliations

West Virginia State Bar Association
West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
ATLA Birth Trauma Litigation Group
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
American Bar Association
Ohio Bar Association

Awards, Appointments and Recognitions

Managing Editor of the West Virginia Law Review (1997)
West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Amicus Committee, Chair (2001 to present)
West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Board Member (2002 to present)
West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Committee (2004 to present)
West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Member of the Year (2002)
West Virginia University College of Law, Adjunct Professor of Appellate Advocacy (Fall 2003)
West Virginia Law Institute, Member of the Governing Council of the Institute (2004 to present)
West Virginia Continuing Legal Education Commission (2004 to present)

West Virginia Supreme Court Cases

Eastham v. City of Huntington, 222 W. Va. 661, 671 S.E.2d 666 (W.Va. 2008) (Benjamin, J. concurring)

Riggs v. West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc., 221 W.Va. 646, 656 S.E.2d 91 (W.Va. 2007) ( presented) (Davis, J. concurring) (Starcher, J. dissenting) (Albright, J. dissenting)

Strahin v. Sullivan, 220 W.Va. 329, 647 S.E.2d 765 (W.Va. 2007) ( presented) (Davis, J. concurring) (Benjamin, J. concurring) (Starcher, J. dissenting) (Albright, J. dissenting)

Howe v. Howe, 218 W. Va. 638, 625 S.E.2d 716 (W.Va. 2005) ( presented) (Davis, J. concurring) (Starcher, J. dissenting) (Albright, J. dissenting)

Swiger v. UGI/AmeriGas, Inc., 216 W.Va. 756, 613 S.E.2d 904 (2005) ( amicus)

Boggs v. Camden-Clark Memorial Hosp. Corp., 216 W.Va. 656, 609 S.E.2d 917 (2004) ( amicus) (Maynard, J dissenting)

Wampler Foods, Inc. v. Workers' Comp., 216 W.Va. 129, 602 S.E.2d 805 (2004) ( amicus) (Davis, J concurring)

Miralles v. Snoderly, 216 W.Va. 91, 602 S.E.2d 534 (2004)

Barefield v. DPIC Cos., 215 W.Va. 544, 600 S.E.2d 256 (2004) ( amicus) (Davis, J. concurring) (Maynard, J. concurring) (Albright, J concurring)

State ex rel. Allstate Ins. Co. v. Madden, 215 W.Va. 705, 601 S.E.2d 25 (2004) ( amicus) (Maynard, J. concurring) (McGraw, J. dissenting) (Albright, J. dissenting)

State v. $43,000.00 in Cashier's Checks, 214 W. Va. 650, 591 S.E.2d 208 (2003) ( presented)

Taylor v. Nationwide Mut. Ins. Co., 214 W. Va. 324, 589 S.E.2d 55 (2003) ( amicus)

State ex rel. Brooks v. Zakaib, 214 W. Va. 253, 588 S.E.2d 418 (2003) ( amicus) (Albright, J. concurring) (McGraw, J. dissenting)

State ex rel. Brison v. Kaufman, 213 W. Va. 624, 584 S.E.2d 480 (2003) ( amicus) (Davis, J. concurring)

Findley v. State Farm Mut. Ato. Ins. Co., 213 W. Va. 80, 576 S.E.2d 807 (2002) (presented) (McGraw, J. concurring) (Starcher, J. concurring)

Hawkins v. Ford Motor Company, 211 W.Va.487, 566 S.E.2d 624 (2002) ( amicus) (McGraw, J. concurring)

Woodrum v. Johnson, 210 W.Va. 762, 559 S.E.2d 908 (2001) ( amicus) (Albright, J. dissenting)

Miller v. Monongalia Cty. Bd. of Educ., 210 W. Va. 147, 556 S.E.2d 247 (2001) (presented) (Starcher, J. concurring)

State ex rel. Charles Town Hosp. v. Sanders, 210 W.Va. 118, 556 S.E.2d 85 (2001) ( amicus)

Estate of Robinson v. Randolph County. Comm'n, 209 W. Va. 505, 549 S.E.2d 699 (2001) (Starcher, J. concurring) (Albright, J. concurring)

Yates v. West Virginia Univ. Bd. of Trustees, 209 W.Va. 487, 549 S.E.2d 681 (2001) ( amicus) (Starcher, J. concurring)

Mitchell v. Broadnax, 208 W.Va. 36, 537 S.E.2d 882 (2000) ( amicus) (Starcher, J. concurring) (McGraw J. concurring) (Davis, J. concurring)

Stevens v. West Virginia Inst. of Tech., 207 W. Va. 370, 532 S.E.2d 639 (2000) (McGraw, J. concurring)

DeVane v. Kennedy, 205 W. Va. 519, 519 S.E.2d 622 (1999) ( amicus)

State v. Browning, 199 W. Va. 417, 485 S.E.2d 1 (1997) (presented)



Continuing Legal Education Seminar Presentations

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)

Insurance Coverage Litigation, National Business Institute, Charleston, West Virginia (June 27, 2006)

Insurance Bad Faith Claims in West Virginia, Lorman Education Services, Charleston, West Virginia (May 17, 2006)

Combating Insurance Company Bad Faith without a Private Cause of Action, WVTLA Mid-Winter Seminar, Charleston, West Virginia (February 2, 2006)

Post Litigation Conduct Post Rose and Barefield, WVCLE Mountaineer CLE Series, Insurance Law, Morgantown, West Virginia
(November 12, 2004)

Recent Trends in First-Party Bad Faith, Lorman Education Services, Charleston, West Virginia (May 14, 2004)

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)

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)

Panel: Insurance - Benefits Subrogation, Coverage Disputes, Declaratory Judgment Actions and Bad Faith, WVTLA Mid-Winter Seminar, Charleston, West Virginia (January 17, 2003)

The Impact of Mitchell v. Broadnax on West Virginia Automobile Insurance Law, WVCLE Mountaineer CLE Series, Insurance Law, Morgantown, West Virginia (November 8, 2002)

Statute of Limitations and Repose on Cases Involving Minors: Recent Developments, WVTLA Mid-Winter Seminar, Charleston, West Virginia (February 8, 2002)

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