Joseph A. (Jay) Ford
Charleston, WV
office 304.720.5650
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Mr. Ford’s primary practice is litigation, including employer liability, negligence, deliberate intent, product liability, employment discrimination, commercial litigation and business torts.


  • West Virginia University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2013
  • West Virginia University, J.D., 2016


  • Representing clients in a wide variety of civil actions pending in state and federal courts
  • Assiting in all phases of pre-trial litigation, including drafting pleadings, motions, and discovery, conducting and defending depositions and participating in hearings and mediations
  • Defending employers in employment litigation and in state and federal agency investigations or charges

Deliberate Intent Litigation Insurance Insurance Defense Labor & Employment Law Litigation Product Liability Litigation Toxic Tort Litigation


  • Order of the Coif
  • CALI Excellence Awards ­– Natural Resources, Bankruptcy, Sales & Secured Transactions, Contracts II
  • 2015 American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia


  • American Bar Association
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Publications & Presentations

  • Executive Research Editor, West Virginia Law Review, Vol. 118
Product Lines - Toxic Torts and Products Liability Insights: Issue 2, 2019 Product Lines - Toxic Torts and Products Liability Insights: Issue 1, 2019 Product Lines - Toxic Torts and Products Liability Insights: Issue 3, 2018 Product Lines - Issue 1, 2018 2017 and the West Virginia Legislature - The Year of the Employer SuperVision: Labor & Employment Law Insights, Issue 1 2017 2017 West Virginia Legislative Update for Employers Spilman Adds Talent to Two W.Va. Offices Hospital Dismissed Without Prejudice Spilman Negotiates Settlement of Complex Deliberate Intent & Workers' Comp Matters