Farrell, White & Legg PLLC

  • Established in 1995
  • Firm Size 10
  • Peer Reviews

    4.6/5.0 (112)
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About this firm

Farrell, White & Legg PLLC was established as a boutique litigation firm which specialized in high risk and complex litigation.

The original concept of a boutique litigation firm, representing a select group of clients, became unrealistic with the increasing demand for representation from new clients and the proliferation of mass litigation. West Virginia became the magnet for mass litigation, including Fen-Phen (when the firm was appointed defense liaison counsel for one of the defendant classes), hearing loss cases, and other drug product claims.

Because of its growth, the firm (or "FWL") has been able to provide representation to its clients involved in class actions and mass litigations pending in West Virginia. These experiences with the West Virginia Mass Litigation Panel, statewide class actions, and federal multi-district litigation establish FWL as the preeminent defense counsel in West Virginia for complex mass litigation.

The Firm's products liability practice is intertwined with its health care and medical malpractice defense practices. To meet the medical issues which arise, FWL is staffed with a cadre of experienced litigators and nurse paralegals who can dissect voluminous and complex medical records and identify the facts which will support both standard of care and causation defenses for our clients. Years of trying medical malpractice cases on a statewide basis has honed the medical detective skills of the FWL team.

As proud as the Firm is of its attorneys' successes in the courtroom, it is equally proud of the counseling it is able to provide its clients to keep them out of the courtroom. The cost of litigation for individuals and corporations can be far more than merely attorneys' fees and court costs. Risk management general advisory for clients is a cornerstone of FWL's practice. The Firm also assumes a proactive role educating professionals and non-professionals about evolving aspects of the law and how to navigate through the complexities of state and federal regulations. FWL attorneys regularly make presentations and publish articles on changes in the law and defense practice as part of meeting their professional responsibility to their colleagues, the courts, and clients.

Areas of Practice (88)

Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:

  • Product Liability
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Class Actions
  • Healthcare Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Employment Law
  • Disciplinary Board Representation
  • Mediation
  • Credentialing Disputes
  • Hipaa Compliance
  • False Claims Act
  • Qui Tam Actions
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Education Law
  • Toxic Torts
  • Appellate Practice
  • General Tort Liability Claim
  • Occupational Safety And Health
  • Criminal Defense
  • Mass Panel Litigation
  • Fidelity And Surety
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Fraud
  • Abuse
  • Automobile Litigation
  • Anti-Trust Litigation
  • Products Liability Defense
  • Health Law
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Dental Malpractice Defense
  • Drug and Medical Device Defense
  • Defense Litigation
  • Class Actions Defense
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Health Care Privacy
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Health Care Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice Defense
  • Insurance Coverage Defense
  • Insurance Bad Faith Defense
  • Extra Contractual Insurance Defense
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Defense
  • Professional Discipline
  • Medical Staff Credentialing
  • Qui Tam Litigation
  • Toxic Tort Defense
  • Mass Torts
  • Tort Liability
  • Architects and Engineers Malpractice
  • Premises Liability Defense
  • Workers Compensation Defense
  • OSHA
  • Fidelity and Surety
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Antitrust
  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • Criminal Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Fraud
  • Assault and Battery
  • Automobile Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Defamation
  • Engineering Products Liability
  • Construction Liability
  • Construction Accidents
  • Pharmacists Liability
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Homicide
  • Manslaughter
  • Antitrust Class Actions
  • Negligence Defense
  • Surety Law
  • Surety Defense
  • Theft

People (10)

Product Liability, Bad Faith, Professional Liability, Appellate Practice, Class Action, Commercial Litigation, Health Ca ...

Peer Reviews
5.0/5.0

Personal Injury Litigation, Health Care Litigation, Employment Litigation, Criminal Defense, Product Liability Litigatio ...

Peer Reviews
4.6/5.0 (33) Reviews

Health Law, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability, Toxic Torts, Employment Law, Business Law

Peer Reviews
4.4/5.0 (38) Reviews

Product Liability, Medical Malpractice, Employment Law, Class Actions, Health Care Law, Business Litigation, Toxic Tort, ...

Peer Reviews
4.5/5.0 (28) Reviews

Medical Malpractice, Products Liability, Employment Law, Mass Torts

Peer Reviews
4.3/5.0 (13) Reviews

Products Liability Defense, Medical Malpractice Defense, Environmental Litigation, Personal Injury Defense

Peer Reviews
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Medical Malpractice Defense, Healthcare Law, Employment Law, Products Liability

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Medical Malpractice Defense, Products Liability Defense, Employment Law

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Complex Commercial Litigation, Products Liability Defense, Medical Malpractice Defense

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No Reviews

Medical Malpractice Defense, Health Care Litigation, Products Liability

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Peer Reviews

  • 4.6/5.0 (112 reviews)
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.6/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.5/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.5/5.0
  • Communication

    4.6/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.6/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Review for Bernard S. Vallejos by a Partner on 06/05/15 in Litigation

    Bernard is an excellent attorney, with attributes that are all too rare with young attorneys

    Bernard is an excellent attorney, with attributes that are all too rare with young attorneys Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Review for Erik W. Legg by a Managing Partner on 03/02/15 in Products Liability

    I worked closely with Erik on a mass tort products liability matter involving literally thousands of cases. He is an outstanding lawyer in all respects. There is no question about his ethics either. He is the real deal.

    I worked closely with Erik on a mass tort products liability matter involving literally thousands of cases. He is an outstanding lawyer in all respects. There is no question about his ethics either. He is the real deal. Read less

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Bar Registry

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Labor and Employment Law

  • Legal Malpractice

  • Medical Malpractice

  • Product Liability Law

  • Professional Liability

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