M. Andrew Brison
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M. Andrew Brison

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Practice Areas:

  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Personal Injury -- Defense/Plaintiff
  • Civil Rights
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Employment Law Employee/Employer

Bio

With over 29 years of litigation experience ranging from Judge, prosecutor, and trial counsel for a Fortune 100 insurance company, M. Andrew Brison’s skills and abilities are primarily focused on representing clients who have been sued in Federal and State courts throughout West Virginia. M. Andrew Brison provides litigation and appellate representation to a broad range of clients, including state agencies, municipalities, and political subdivisions who have been sued for violations of civil rights, which include excessive force, false imprisonment, false arrest, deliberate indifference, conditions of confinement, failure to act, cross-gender supervision, and other Federal and State constitutional and statutory claims. This unique background places him in a superior position to represent victims whose civil rights have been violated.

Additionally, having served as in-house trial counsel for a Fortune 100 insurance company, M. Andrew Brison continues to be retained by insurance companies to defend individuals and businesses who have been sued for numerous reasons such as: motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, property disputes, negligent construction claims, deliberate intent claims, wrongful discharge claims, and wrongful death claims. He also now engages in representation of victims who have been injured due to the negligence of someone else.

A 20+ year stage 4 cancer survivor, M. Andrew Brison has faced adversity and challenges, which has served to strengthen his resolve to overcome obstacles, to rise from the ashes, be better than he was.  He wants to utilize that resolve to help people who are struggling daily with their own burdens and misfortunes created through no fault of their own. 

M. Andrew Brison's history, experience, knowledge - and scars - that come from being on the front line, making tough calls, and overcoming challenges, truly provides his clients with an advocate who has their best interest at heart.   Put his experience to work for you. Contact M. Andrew Brison for a case assessment or to discuss your litigation needs.

Current Employment Position

  • Member/Owner, Law Office of M. Andrew Brison, PLLC

Past Positions

  • Anspach Meeks Ellenberger LLP, Partner , 2014 to 2019
  • Allen Kopet & Associate, PLLC, Managing Attorney, 2010 to 2014

Professional Associations

  • West Virginia State Bar, Member, 1991 to Present
  • Defense Research Institute, Member, 2005 to 2005
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, Member, Present

Classes & Seminars

  • The Ultimate Guide to Police Liability Claims, National Business Institute
  • Police Liability Claims From Start to Finish, National Business Institute, 2016 to 2016
  • Avoiding Claims of Spoliation of Evidence, West Virginia Regional Jail Leadership Conference, 2015 to 2015
  • Risk Avoidance in Cross Gender Supervision, West Virginia Regional Jail Leadership Conference, 2014 to 2014
  • Prison Rape Elimination Act, West Virginia Regional Jail Leadership Conference, 2013 to 2013

Representative Clients

  • Progressive Insurance Companies
  • AIG Insurance
  • Clay County Senior and Community Services, Inc.
  • West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority
  • West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

Education

  • West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia
    • J.D. - 1990
  • Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia
    • Masters of Science - 1987
  • Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1985
    • Major: Criminal Justice

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit