Edward  - W. - Rugeley

Edward W. Rugeley, III

  • Member
  • Chair, Recruiting
  • Chair, Asbestos Litigation Group
Charleston, W.Va.
304.340.3881 - office
304.541.0946 - mobile


  • Washington and Lee University, B.A., 1983
  • Washington and Lee University, J.D., 1986
  • West Virginia University, doctoral work in political sciences, 1993 - 1996


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Mr. Rugeley's primary areas of practice are litigation, deliberate intent, toxic tort, asbestos and product liability.

Representative Experience

  • Experience in complex toxic tort actions and mass consolidations
  • Experience in product liability defense in both the state and federal court systems
  • Successfully litigated cases to completion in both state and federal courts
  • Has acted as one of four defense liaison counsel for statewide asbestos litigation


  • Leadership West Virginia Class of 2003
  • Kanawha County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • American Judicature Society
  • Defense Research Institute


  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Nominated by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants



  • Assistant Professor of Political Science, Wheeling Jesuit University, 1996 - 2001
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