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Brad’s Contact Information

304.347.4237 Tel
304.345.0260 Fx


Brad’s Secretary

Tracie Johns


Bradley Schmalzer joined the firm in the summer of 2009 and concentrates his practice in the areas of Workplace Liability, Business and Product Litigation. Brad is also well-versed in the practice of administrative and regulatory law before state and federal government agencies.

A persuasive writer, his skill serves clients well in both the trial and appellate stages of litigation. He is well versed in Federal procedure, removal and discovery practice.

What makes him outstanding? “I enjoy and thrive upon the intellectual stimulation, problem-solving and competition inherent in the litigation process. I have a demonstrated track record of positive results, and my clients always come first. Nothing is more fulfilling than a hard-fought success.”

Practice Concentrations:

  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial/General Litigation
  • Transportation Litigation
  • Deliberate Intent
  • Product Litigation
  • Wine, Beer and Liquor Licensing
  • Federal and State Regulatory Matters
  • Medical Cannabis


  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law (2009)
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Political Science (2005)

Court Admissions:

  • West Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for Northern District of West Virginia

Reported Cases:

  • State ex rel. Ford Motor Co. v. Nibert, 773 S.E.2d 1 (W. Va. 2015).
  • Smith v. KWW Operations, LLC, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18827 (S.D.W. Va. 2011).
  • Estepp v. KWV Operations, LLC, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 111561 (S.D.W. Va. 2010).

Awards & Honors:

  • Executive Editor & Editorial Board Member, University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Volume 70 (2008-2009)
  • Environmental Law, Science & Policy Certificate Recipient, University of Pittsburgh School of Law (2009)
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Legal Analysis & Writing, University of Pittsburgh School of Law (2007)

Community Involvement:

  • Star USA Federal Credit Union
    • Member, Supervisory Committee
  • Kanawha State Forest Mountain Bike Festival, Founding Member
  • West Virginia Interscholastic Mountain Biking, Founding Member / Leadership Development Committee

Writing & Publications:

Teaching and Lecturing:

  • Navigating the Legal Landscape in West Virginia: 2017 Senate Bill 386 West Virginia Medical Cannabis Program (West Virginia State Medical Association, 2017 Healthcare Summit, August 25, 2017)
  • Select Legal Issues Presented by the Affordable Care Act ( West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants Business Industry & Government Conference, October 15, 2013)
  • Update Regarding West Virginia’s Revised Mine Safety Law, H.B. 4351 (Southern West Virginia Safety Directors’ Conference, May 4, 2012)