Gerald M. Titus III
Member | Chair, Compliance, Privacy & Investigations Practice Group
Charleston, WV
office 304.340.3846
mobile 304.550.0317
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Mr. Titus’ practice areas include general civil litigation, trucking accidents, contract disputes, personal injury and product liability defense. Mr. Titus also practices in Marcellus & Utica Shale law.


  • Washington and Lee University, B.A., Politics and American History, 2000
  • Washington and Lee University, J.D., 2003


  • Defending local, national and global companies in all aspects of civil litigation in state and federal courts in West Virginia
  • Defending trucking companies, oilfield service companies and energy companies against wrongful death, catastrophic injury, workplace injury and other personal injury claims
  • Defending tortious interference and breach of contract claims relating to the construction of Marcellus Shale natural gas transportation pipelines and gathering systems
  • Defending engineers against professional negligence claims relating to commercial projects
  • Defending product liability claims against manufacturers of medical devices, wheelchairs, pain pumps, oxygen delivery systems, pharmaceuticals, firearms, automobiles, construction and manufacturing equipment, mining equipment and respiratory protection equipment
  • Negotiating favorable resolutions of disputes, including representing clients in formal mediation
  • Coordinating large-scale litigation with in-house corporate counsel and national counsel
  • Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, prosecuting violent federal crimes, including firearms offenses and bank robbery, 2007 – 2009
  • Represented the United States in the investigation, indictment, trial and appeal of violent criminal cases in federal court
Compliance, Privacy & Investigations Construction Law Consumer Finance Deliberate Intent Litigation Litigation Product Liability Litigation Shale Gas Law White Collar Criminal Defense & Compliance


  • Listed by West Virginia Super Lawyers as a Rising Star


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


  • American Inns of Court, Judge John A Field, Jr. Chapter: President, 2011-2012; Officer, 2009-2012; Member, 2005 - Present
  • Washington and Lee Alumni Association, Chapter Board of Directors: President, 2007-2009; Board Member, 2003 - Present


  • President, Executive Committee of the W&L Student Body, 2002 – 2003
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