James F. Humphreys

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Charleston, WV

James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C.
 | 112 Capitol Street, 2nd Floor
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 304-347-5050
Fax: 304-347-5055
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Environmental (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney James F. Humphreys has been obtaining outstanding results for injured people and grieving families in West Virginia and other parts of the U.S. almost 40 years. His Charleston-based law firm, James F. Humphreys & Associates L.C., provides both legal counsel and compassionate support to its clients while fighting for the compensation they deserve. James F. Humphreys & Associates has represented nearly 15,000 clients in mass trials before West Virginia courts and has negotiated mass settlements, or participated in the negotiation of mass settlements, that exceed one-quarter billion dollars.

James F. Humphreys & Associates has extensive experience in cases that hold employers, corporations and manufacturers liable for negligence. The firm focuses on handling cases involving occupational injuries and diseases caused by exposure to asbestos (mesothelioma and lung cancer), railroad injuries (Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA) claims), injuries and deaths caused by defective medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs, and injuries and illnesses resulting from environmental pollution. James F. Humphreys & Associates’ strong track record of success in these and other matters is the direct result of thorough preparation, dedication and aggressive advocacy.

The attorneys at James F. Humphreys & Associates are licensed to practice in West Virginia, Ohio and Washington, D.C. and are affiliated with the American Association for Justice and West Virginia Association for Justice.

In 2009, James was recognized as one of West Virginia's Top 100 Trial Lawyers. He and his firm are one of the top 75 plaintiff firms in the country by a survey of defense law firms. He holds the prestigious AV rating from his peers, the highest award possible for legal skill and integrity.

James F. Humphreys previously served on the board of trustees for Brandeis University and the board of trustees of The George Washington University. He is also the founder of The Humphreys Center for Complex Litigation at the The George Washington University School of Law, as well as scholarships at George Washington University and West Virginia University.

Prior to starting his practice, James F. Humphreys served in the West Virginia House of Delegates as chairman of the Constitutional Revision Committee and in the West Virginia Senate as chair of the Judiciary Committee. He is also a two-time recipient of the West Virginia Association of Justice Legislator of Year Award

He was also formerly employed by United States Senator John Glenn in the United States Senate and Ralph Nader with consumer protection group Public Citizen and the civil rights organization Southern Regional Council.

James F. Humphreys earned his bachelor's degree from West Virginia University and his law degree from The George Washington University National Law Center. He also holds advanced degrees from both Princeton University and Ohio State University.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Class Action/Mass Torts (80%): Asbestos

Environmental (10%)

Personal Injury - General (10%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Brain Injury

Focus Areas

Asbestos, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Brain Injury

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2011

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About James Humphreys

Admitted: 1979, West Virginia

Professional Webpage: http://www.jfhumphreys.com/Attorneys/James-F-Humphreys.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • West Virginia Association of Justice Legislator of Year Award (twice)
  • West Virginia State University President’s Circle
  • George Washington University Benefactor Award
  • George Washington University Distinguished Alumni 
  • Dean’s Circle and Second Century Award Recipient, West Virginia State University
  • Philanthropist of the Year Award Recipient, Thomas Memorial Hospital Foundation
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers in West Virginia, 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia, 1979
  • West Virginia, 1979
  • Member, Law and Medicine Committee WV State Bar.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Former Board of Trustees, Brandeis University
  • Former Global Board, Washington National Opera
  • Former Board of Directors, Thomas Memorial Hospital Foundation
  • Former Chairman Board of Directors, Brain Injury Association of America
  • Board of Directors, Public Justice Foundation
  • Board of Advisors, George Washington University School of Law

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Member, WV Legislature 1983-1995, twice selected as Legislator of the Year.

Educational Background:

  • Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, M.P.A., 1972
  • Ohio State University, M.A., 1970
  • West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, A.B., 1969
Office Location for James F. Humphreys

112 Capitol Street
2nd Floor
Charleston, WV 25301

Phone: 304-347-5050

Fax: 304-347-5055

 

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Last Updated: 9/5/2018

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