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Jeff Foster brings more than 15 years’ experience to the firm and focuses his practice on employment law. His experience extends to construction litigation, personal injury defense, nursing home litigation and general litigation.

“Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to litigate almost every manner of employment claim in state and federal courts, for all manner of clients, from large, multinational corporations to individuals.  This has been invaluable experience and allows me to better counsel my clients.”

Jeff has assisted numerous clients in growing their businesses by assisting them in the efficient management of their employment policies and valued team members without unnecessary adverse actions that affect their business or their employees.

Jeff describes himself as first and foremost a husband and father. He enjoys the outdoors, including trail running, and cycling.  His family often travels West Virginia to visit its numerous parks and trail systems.

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law (2003)
    • Cum Laude
  • West Virginia University
    • Pursuing a Masters in Applied Social Research
    • Pursuing a Masters in Molecular Biology ABT
  • Concord College (1996)
    • Major: Biology
    • Minor: Chemistry

 

Court Admissions

  • West Virginia, 2003
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, 2003
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, 2009
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2010

Representative Cases

  • Represented employers and insurer in Radcliff v. El Paso Corp., 377 F. Supp.2d 558, 36 Employee Benefits Cas. 1285 (S.D. W. Va. 2005)

Community Involvement

  • Putnam County YMCA
    • Board Member
    • Past Chair
  • West Virginia Mountain Trail Runners
    • Volunteer
  • March of Dimes
  • West Virginia on the Move
    • Former Member of Board of Directors
  • Healthy Kids, Healthy West Virginia
    • Former member of the Planning Committee

 

Awards & Honors:

  • Listed, West Virginia Rising Stars (2011, 2012 and 2013)
  • 2011, 2012 and 2013 Rising Star
  • Associate Editor, University of Pittsburgh Journal of Law and Commerce, 2001-2002
  • Graduated cum laude, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • CALI Award, Litigation with the Federal Government
  • CALI Award, Real Estate, Regulation and the Environment
  • Received Semester Honors for Fall 2000 and Spring 2001
  • Dean’s Scholarship, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Writing & Speaking

  • Co-presenter, Lorman Education Services Seminar “Employment Law from A to Z in West Virginia,” Charleston, West Virginia, January 18, 2006
  • Co-presenter, Lorman Education Services Seminar “Employment Law from A to Z in West Virginia,” Morgantown, West Virginia, January 31, 2006
  • Co-presenter, Lorman Education Services Seminar “Employment-Related Records in West Virginia,” Charleston, West Virginia, July 13, 2006
  • Obligations Related to Employment Rights of Returning Service Personnel Under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, 30th Annual Mineral Law Conference