PERSONNEL FILE: Farrell, White & Legg partners named Super Lawyers
HUNTINGTON -- Four partners at Farrell, White & Legg PLLC have been selected as West Virginia Super Lawyers. Michael J. Farrell, Joseph M. Farrell Jr., Tamela J. White and Erik W. Legg were named West Virginia Super Lawyers in the 2011 edition of the publication. Their listings can be found at www.superlawyers.com. To be named a West Virginia Super Lawyer, a candidate must pass a stringent screening process that includes peer nominations, a blue ribbon panel review, and independent research on candidates. Michael Farrell is included under the practice area of Business Litigation; Joseph Farrell Jr. and Tamela White are included in the Medical Malpractice Personal Injury Defense practice area; and Erik Legg is included in the Products Personal Injury Defense practice area. Mike is the founding and managing member of the firm. He is a distinguished trial lawyer, author, lecturer, bar and educational leader. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been recognized by Chambers USA as an outstanding litigator. His current practice concentrates on complex litigation involving products liability, mass torts, commercial and employment litigation. Joe, a former plaintiff attorney, proved a strength for defending the firm's clients in many pro-plaintiff venues in West Virginia. The majority of the cases tried have been medical malpractice or employment-related claims. Joe's vast experience as counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants makes him the ideal mediator. Tammy is a senior litigator in the firm's medical malpractice and product liability litigation sections and she was the first female trial lawyer from West Virginia to be elected to the International Association of Defense Counsel. With a nursing degree from The Ohio State University, she had ten years of experience as a critical care and oncology nurse and hospital administrator before her distinguished legal career. Tammy recently completed a Masters in Public Health from the prestigious Johns Hopkins University. Erik is a member of the complex litigation team with primary responsibility for pharmaceutical and medical products liability, medical professional malpractice, workplace exposure and injury litigation, and employment discrimination and wrongful discharge claims. In that capacity, he has managed more than one hundred drug product liability cases. Situated in Huntington, Farrell, White & Legg PLLC provides a cadre of experienced trial lawyers who have the skill and creativity demanded to aggressively and successfully operate in the difficult litigation venues it serves in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio. FWL has ascended to the top rank of litigation firms in the region because its lawyers embrace the challenge of providing big firm quality at affordable rates. FWL has earned its reputation by successfully handling difficult and high risk cases as well as a variety of mass litigation matters.