Brandon M. Hartman
Charleston, WV
office 304.720.4091
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Mr. Hartman’s practice includes public utility law, intellectual property law and real estate law.


  • Concord University, B.S., Biology, cum laude, 2015
  • West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 2018


  • Assisting with all aspects of West Virginia Public Service Commission certificate cases for municipal utility clients, including preparing certificates of convenience and necessity and preparing title reports for properties subject to utility easements
  • Assisting in intellectual property matters, including preparing and prosecuting trademark applications, researching patents and examining patentability of proposed inventions
  • Assisting in real property matters, including preparing lease agreements, right-of-way agreements, easement agreements, and purchase and sale agreements
  • Performing oil and gas title examinations and drafting corresponding title opinions
  • Assisting in closing of large transaction for a cemetery and funeral home, navigating regulatory approvals for operation of client’s business
  • Teaching Assistant, Legal Research, Reasoning, and Writing Course, West Virginia University College of Law, 2016 - 2018
  • Title Abstractor, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, 2012 - 2015

Intellectual Property Real Estate Technology Utility Law


  • CALI Award, Intellectual Property, Copyright Law


  • West Virginia State Bar


  • Culture of Excellence Committee, 2016
  • Alpha Chi National Honors Society
  • Blue Key Honors Society

Publications & Presentations

  • Executive Publications Editor, West Virginia Law Review, Vol. 120
  • Associate Editor, West Virginia Law Review, Vol. 119
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