Greene, Ketchum, Farrell

Speaker Bio

Mr. Farrell is widely considered one of the premier trial lawyers in southern West Virginia with experience prosecuting medical malpractice cases, birth trauma cases and negligent credentialing cases. Paul was named West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Member of the Year (2002) and is the Past President of the West Virginia Association for Justice (2011-2012).

He won a $10 million landmark medical malpractice trial verdict in Monongalia County in Riggs v. West Virginia Univ. Hospitals, Inc., 221 W.Va. 646, 656 S.E.2d 91 (2007) and affirmed on appeal a record $38 million nursing home case Manor Care, Inc. v. Douglas, 234 W. Va. 57, 763 S.E.2d 73 (2014). He filed one of the first Transvaginal Mesh cases in the country which resulted in the consolidation of some 70,000 cases from all over the country in federal court in Charleston, WV, where he served on the MDL Executive Committee.

Mr. Farrell served as trial counsel in a $2 million dollar bellwether verdict in In re C.R. Bard, Inc., 810 F.3d 913, 917 (4th Cir. 2016) which was followed by an $18.5 million verdict in 4 consolidated cases in Campbell v. Boston Sci. Corp., No. 2:12-CV-08633, 2016 WL 5796906, at *19 (S.D.W. Va. Oct. 3, 2016).

Paul volunteers (for $1 a year) to serve as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Cabell County to help prosecute drug-related crimes. The Cabell County Commission is quoted in the Herald-Dispatch as saying, “I think it’s a great thing that Mr. Farrell is saving the taxpayers a lot of money by working for $1 a year. How many good, qualified attorneys can you find that will work for $1.” Paul volunteers because “Sometimes there are causes bigger than money.”