"A native of Clarksburg, WV, Jeff received his undergraduate degree from Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory N.C. and his law degree from the West Virginia University College of Law. He began practicing law in Charleston in 1986 with the nationally known law firm of Preiser and Wilson, which later became Hunt and Wilson. Prior to joining Farmer, Cline and Campbell, Jeff was in solo practice for 16 years.
Jeff is the Past President of the West Virginia Association for Justice and was named Member of the Year in 1999. He is also the former editor of the Association's magazine "The Advocate". He is also the past President of the Lenoir-Rhyne Alumni Association and was the recipient of the Moretz Alumni Award for Service to the Alumni Association in 2006.
Jeff has been named one of the Top 100 Trial lawyers in West Virginia by The American Trial Lawyers Association and has been ranked as one of the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in West Virginia by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, recognizing those lawyers who have either a million dollar verdict or settlement. He was named an Emerging Business Leader to watch in USA Today in 2012.
He is the author of the best-selling book "Protect and Defend" and also authored "The West Virginia Automobile Accident and Injury Guide". He has also appeared as a contributor on the national internet radio show Money for Lunch to discuss issues related to injury victims and insurance companies.
Jeff's practice is concentrated in the areas of helping victims injured in car accidents, wrongful death victims and their families and other personal injury victims. He also does trial work.
Areas of Practice
Plaintiffs: Personal Injury
West Virginia, 1986
North Carolina, 2003
U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia, 1986
U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia, 1986
U.S. Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit, 1994
U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1991
West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia
J.D. - 1986
B.A. cum laude - 1983
Protect and Defend , (Number 1 Bestseller)
The West Virginia Automobile Accident and Injury Guide
Legal Liability: Guidelines for Coaches and Administrators, The Interscholastic, August, 1988
Referee a Growing Class of Lawsuit Defendants, The Interscholastic, November, 1990
Liability of Coaches, Administrators and School Boards for Sports Injuries, North Carolina High School Athletic Association Bulletin, Vol. XLII, No.1 , 1990
Honors and Awards
West Virginia Association for Justice Member of the Year
American Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Lawyers in West Virginia
The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in West Virginia
Who's Who in American Law
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, Top 10 Lawyers in West Virginia for Client Satisfaction
Named an Emerging Business Leader to Watch in USA Today
Professional Associations and Memberships
West Virginia State Bar
North Carolina State Bar
West Virginia Association for Justice
American Association for Justice
The National Trial Lawyers Association