Paul Thomas Farrell Jr., Esq.

Partner

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

Mr. Farrell is widely considered one of the premier trial lawyers in southern West Virginia with experience prosecuting medical malpractice cases, birth trauma cases and negligent credentialing cases.  Paul was named West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Member of the Year (2002) and is the Past President of the West Virginia Association for Justice (2011-2012).  He won a $10 million landmark medical malpractice trial verdict in Monongalia County in Riggs v. West Virginia Univ. Hospitals, Inc., 221 W.Va. 646, 656 S.E.2d 91 (2007) and affirmed on appeal a record $38 million nursing home case Manor Care, Inc. v. Douglas, 234 W. Va. 57, 763 S.E.2d 73 (2014).  He filed one of the first Transvaginal Mesh cases in the country which resulted in the consolidation of some 70,000 cases from all over the country in federal court in Charleston, WV, where he served on the MDL Executive Committee.  Mr. Farrell served as trial counsel in a $2 million dollar bellwether verdict in In re C.R. Bard, Inc., 810 F.3d 913, 917 (4th Cir. 2016) which was followed by an $18.5 million verdict in 4 consolidated cases in Campbell v. Boston Sci. Corp., No. 2:12-CV-08633, 2016 WL 5796906, at *19 (S.D.W. Va.  Oct. 3, 2016).

Paul volunteers (for $1 a year) to serve as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Cabell County to help prosecute drug-related crimes.  The Cabell County Commission is quoted in the Herald-Dispatch as saying, “I think it’s a great thing that Mr. Farrell is saving the taxpayers a lot of money by working for $1 a year.  How many good, qualified attorneys can you find that will work for $1.”  Paul volunteers because “Sometimes there are causes bigger than money.”  (herald-dispatch.com)

Areas Of Practice

Bars and Courts

  • West Virginia State Bar (1997) (#7443)
  • Ohio State Bar (1998) (#0070257)
  • Kentucky State Bar (2011) (#94164)

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

Professional Affiliations

  • West Virginia State Bar Association
  • West Virginia Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • AAJ Birth Trauma Litigation Group
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association

Representative Cases

Awards, Appointments and Recognitions

  • President, West Virginia Association for Justice (2011-2012)
  • Executive Committee, West Virginia Association for Justice (2004-2011)
  • West Virginia Continuing Legal Education Commission (2004 to present)
  • West Virginia University College of Law, Adjunct Professor of Appellate Advocacy (Fall 2003)
  • West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Member of the Year (2002)

Appellate Advocacy

  • West Virginia Mut. Ins. Co. v,. Adkins, 234 W. Va. 226, 764 S.E.2d 757 (2014) (presented)
  • Manor Care, Inc. v. Douglas, 234 W. Va. 57, 763 S.E.2d 73 (2014) (on brief)
  • Va. Empl. Mut. Ins. Co. v. Bunch Co., 231 W.Va. 321 745 S.E.2d 212 (2013) (presented)
  • MacDonald v. City Hosp., Inc., 227 W.Va. 707, 715 S.E.2d 405 (2011) (amicus)
  • Eastham v. City of Huntington, 222 W. Va. 661, 671 S.E.2d 666 (W.Va. 2008) (on brief)
  • Riggs v. West Virginia Univ. Hospitals, Inc., 221 W.Va. 646, 656 S.E.2d 91 (2007) (presented)
  • Strahin v. Sullivan, 220 W.Va. 329, 647 S.E.2d 765 (2007) (presented)
  • Howe v. Howe, 218 W. Va. 638, 625 S.E.2d 716 (W.Va. 2005) (presented)
  • 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)
  • Wampler Foods, Inc. v. Workers’ Comp., 216 W.Va. 129, 602 S.E.2d 805 (2004) (amicus)
  • Miralles v. Snoderly, 216 W.Va. 91, 602 S.E.2d 534 (2004) (on brief)
  • Barefield v. DPIC Cos., 215 W.Va. 544, 600 S.E.2d 256 (2004) (amicus)
  • State ex rel. Allstate Ins. Co. v. Madden, 215 W.Va. 705, 601 S.E.2d 25 (2004) (amicus)
  • 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)
  • State ex rel. Brison v. Kaufman, 213 W. Va. 624, 584 S.E.2d 480 (2003) (amicus)
  • Findley v. State Farm Mut. Ato. Ins. Co., 213 W. Va. 80, 576 S.E.2d 807 (2002) (presented)
  • Hawkins v. Ford Motor Company, 211 W.Va.487, 566 S.E.2d 624 (2002) (amicus)
  • Woodrum v. Johnson, 210 W.Va. 762, 559 S.E.2d 908 (2001) (amicus)
  • Miller v. Monongalia Cty. Bd. of Educ., 210 W. Va. 147, 556 S.E.2d 247 (2001) (presented)
  • 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)
  • Yates v. West Virginia Univ. Bd. of Trustees, 209 W.Va. 487, 549 S.E.2d 681 (2001) (amicus)
  • Mitchell v. Broadnax, 208 W.Va. 36, 537 S.E.2d 882 (2000) (amicus)
  • Stevens v. West Virginia Inst. of Tech., 207 W. Va. 370, 532 S.E.2d 639 (2000)
  • 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

  • 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 in West Virginia, Lorman Education Services, Charleston, West Virginia (May 17, 2006)
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation, National Business Institute, Charleston, West Virginia (June 27, 2006)
  • Assignment of First-Party Bad Faith Claims, WVCLE Mountaineer CLE Series, Insurance Law, Morgantown, West Virginia (November 10, 2006)
  • Constitutional Debates of Our Time: God, Life and the Government, WVCLE Litigation, Canaan Valley Lodge, Davis, West Virginia (January 20, 2007)
  • Hospital-Acquired Infections Litigation, Litigation at Sunrise, 2007 ATLA Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois (July 16, 2007)
  • Hospital Acquired Infections: Riggs v. WVUH Case Study, Ohio Association for Justice Medical   Malpractice Seminar, Columbus, Ohio (September 19, 2008)
  • Five Myths of the Medical Malpractice Debate, WVAJ Mid-Winter Seminar, Charleston, West      Virginia (February 11, 2010)
  • Did Justice Cardozo Get It Right?  A Critical Analysis of Palsgfraf and Proximate Cause, WVCLE Litigation, Canaan Valley Lodge, Davis, West Virginia (February 22, 2013)

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