Joseph M. Farrell, Jr.

Joseph M. Farrell, Jr.: Attorney with Farrell, White & Legg PLLC
  • Member at Farrell, White & Legg PLLC (9 Attorneys)
  • The Farrell Building, 914 Fifth Avenue, P.O. Box 6457, Huntington, WV 25772-6457
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  • Joseph M. Farrell, Jr. is a Member of Farrell, White & Legg, PLLC in Huntington, WV . The focus of Joe's practice is civil and criminal litigation, as well as all forms of alternative dispute resolution.
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    4.6/5.0 (33)
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Joe joined his brothers, Michael and Paul, as a Member of the Firm in 1996. He brought with him the perspective of a plaintiff’s attorney, which proved a tremendous strength for defending the Firm’s clients in many pro-plaintiff venues in West Virginia. For the past fifteen years, his practice has been focused on defending clients in civil litigation.

He began practicing law in 1980 and has gained extensive experience as lead counsel in complex civil and criminal trials. His appellate practice has included appearances before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, as well as the United States Circuit Courts of Appeal for both the Fourth and Sixth Circuits. His trial experience qualified him to become a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates in 1996.

The majority of the cases Joe has tried to verdict since 1985 have been personal injury, medical malpractice or employment-related claims. The Best Lawyers in America has recognized him in its publication in the Labor and Employment Law and Medical Malpractice Law specialties.

Joe’s vast experience as counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants make him the ideal mediator. He has completed the West Virginia State Bar Mediator Course.

Joe has been active in local and state bar activities and has served as President of the Cabell County Bar, Chairman of the Young Lawyer's Section of the West Virginia State Bar, the West Virginia State Bar Board of Governors (two terms) and the West Virginia Bar Foundation.

He has been active in his community, frequently assuming leadership roles. He was elected to the Cabell County Board of Education three times and served as President of the Board of Education for eight of his twelve years in office.

Throughout his career, Joe has presented lectures and seminars regarding medical malpractice, litigation and trial practice. He has served on the faculty of Marshall University, teaching Criminal Procedure and Legal Research and Writing.

Joe is available for civil and criminal litigation, as well as all forms of alternative dispute resolution. He is licensed in West Virginia and Kentucky.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Health Care Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Product Liability Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Mediation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(304) 522-9100; (304) 781-1810  Phone
(304) 522-9162  Fax
University Attended:
Xavier University, A.B., 1974
Law School Attended:
West Virginia College of Law, J.D., 1980
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia; U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 2012, Kentucky; 1980, West Virginia
West Virginia State Bar Foundation (Board Member, 2003—2007); West Virginia State Bar (Member: Long Range Planning Committee; District Grievance Committee; Board of Governors, 1987, 1989-1992, 2007-2010; Chairman, Young Lawyers Section, 1987-1988); Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia (Member, 1995—); Cabell County (President, 1988-1989) and American Bar Associations; American Board of Trial Advocates (1996—).
Birth Information:
Huntington, West Virginia, October 7, 1952
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 4.6/5.0 (33 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 01/02/15 in Civil Litigation

    Joe is an excellent lawyer with very high ethical standards. He is a pleasure to work with on a case as well.

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 12/31/14 in Civil Litigation

    A very good and experienced defense attorney.

    A very good and experienced defense attorney. Read less

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Huntington, West Virginia

  • Huntington, WV
    The Farrell Building , 914 Fifth Avenue , P.O. Box 6457
    Huntington, WV 25772-6457

    (304) 522-9100; (304) 781-1810 Phone

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