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The Farrell Building
914 Fifth Avenue
Huntington, West Virginia 25701-2004Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 304-522-9100
Fax: 304-522-9162
E-Mail: mjf@farrell3.com
www.farrell3.com
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 6457, Huntington, WV 25772-6457
Established: 1995

Practice Areas
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Class Actions
  • Health Care
  • Business Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith
  • Employment Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Education Law
  • Toxic Torts
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Tort Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Criminal Law
  • Fidelity and Surety
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Automobile Litigation
  • Disciplinary Board Representation
  • Privileges and Credentialing Disputes
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • False Claims Act (Qui Tam) Actions
  • Occupational Safety & Health
  • Mass Litigation Panel Litigation
  • Fraud & Abuse
  • Antitrust Litigation
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About Us
Situated in Huntington, West Virginia, we are a specialized team of lawyers that match and exceed performance capacity ordinarily found at a firm ten times our size.

We have the courtroom and case preparation experience that make our clients comfortable in complex and difficult cases. The Firm is staffed to respond to the rapidly changing conditions and challenges confronting corporate clients, insurers and professionals.

Farrell, White & Legg PLLC is committed to delivering legal representation and counseling to its clients based upon its core tenets of quality, experience, communication, professionalism and integrity. The Firm serves its clients, the judicial system and the communities in which its employees work and live through generations of experience and its commitment to its core tenets.
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Insurance Clients
ACE North American ClaimsAllstate Insurance Company
Argonaut Great Central Insurance CompanyBerkley Select, LLC
Brickstreet Mutual Insurance CompanyChartis
Colony Insurance Company/Colony SpecialtyCrum & Forster/First Mercury
General Star Management CompanyHartford Financial Products
The Medical Protective CompanyMotor Transport Underwriters, Inc.
Mt. Hawley Insurance CompanyMunicipal Mutual Insurance Company
National Guardian Retention Group, Inc.North River Insurance Company
OneBeacon Professional InsurancePhysicians Specialty Ltd Risk Retention Group
Rockwood Casualty Insurance CompanySun Life Assurance Company of Canada
Swiss ReTennessee Farmers Mutual Insurance Company
Western Litigation, Inc.West Virginia Mutual Insurance Company
Zurich American Insurance Company
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Personnel Information
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Michael J. Farrell
Huntington, WV
Admitted
  • West Virginia, 1974
  • Kentucky, 1989
Additional Biographical Details:
Ranked in Top 10 Best Lawyer in West Virginia by Super Lawyers; Band 1, 2016 Chambers USA; 2016, Best Lawyers; 2014 Lawyer of the Year Employment; 2012 Lawyer of the Year for "Bet the Company Litigation," West Virginia Super Lawyers; AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
Memberships:
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 1974
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Joseph M. Farrell, Jr.
Huntington, WV
Admitted
  • West Virginia, 1980
  • Kentucky, 2012
Additional Biographical Details:
Frequent CLE Lecturer regarding Medical Malpractice, Litigation and Trial Practice; Past President, Cabell County Board of Education; AV Rated Martindale-Hubbell
Memberships:
  • West Virginia State Bar (Board of Governors, 1987-1992 and 2007-2010)
Education:
  • West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 1979
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Tamela J. White
Huntington, WV
Years of Experience:23
Admitted
  • West Virginia, 1993
  • Ohio, 1994
  • Kentucky, 1999
Additional Biographical Details:
2016 Healthcare Litigation, Chambers USA; Products Liability; Medical Malpractice, Best Lawyers in America; AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell; West Virginia Super Lawyer 2010-Present
Memberships:
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Litigation Counsel of America
Education:
  • The Ohio State University, B.S.N., 1985
  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, J.D., 1993
  • Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health, M.P.H., 2011
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Charlotte A. Hoffman Norris
Huntington, WV
Admitted
  • West Virginia, 1990
  • Kentucky, 2015
Additional Biographical Details:
Employment Law-Management, Litigation-ERISA, Best Lawyers in America; BV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
Education:
  • Washington and Lee University, J.D., 1990
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Erik W. Legg
Huntington, WV
Admitted
  • West Virginia, 1998
  • Ohio, 2005
Additional Biographical Details:
2015 Healthcare Litigation, Chambers USA; Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, Best Lawyers in America; AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell; Personal Injury Defense - Products, West Virginia Super Lawyers
Education:
  • West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 1998
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Bernard S. Vallejos
Huntington, WV
Admitted
  • West Virginia, 2005
  • Kentucky, 2015
Additional Biographical Details:
2014 Young Lawyer of the Year, Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia; Rising Star, Personal Injury Defense - Products, West Virginia Super Lawyers; BV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell; 2016 Litigation: Commercial, Chambers USA
Education:
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 2005
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Associate Attorneys
Megan Farrell WoodyardSamantha Thomas-Bush
Erin ShaverBradley Dunkle

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