Joseph A. (Jay) Ford
Associate
Charleston, WV
office 304.720.5650
  • Overview
  • Services
  • Distinctions
  • Admissions
  • Memberships
  • Publications & Presentations
  • Resources
  • Results

Mr. Ford’s primary practice is general litigation, including class actions, commercial litigation and business torts, product liability, deliberate intent, and employment-related matters.

Education

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

Experience

  • Representing clients in numerous class action lawsuits, ranging from medical malpractice, fraud, and negligence claims to violations of the West Virginia Wage Payment & Collection Act
  • Representing employers and commercial clients in deliberate intent, fatality, and serious personal injury litigation
  • Representing health care clients in a wide variety of litigation
  • Representing commercial clients in litigation concerning breach of contract, tortious interference, express and implied indemnity, and declaratory judgments
  • Representing various state entities in litigation
  • Representing product manufacturers and suppliers in construction litigation
  • Representing employers and commercial clients in premises liability lawsuits
  • Representing corporations in matters involving derivative claims, disputed dissolutions, and corporate governance issues
  • Representing a state institution of higher learning in various matters involving claims made by students and staff members
  • Representing employers in litigation involving discrimination and harassment
  • Representing employers in developing employment policies, practices, and procedures
  • Representing plaintiffs in litigation involving a catastrophic explosion

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

Distinctions

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

Admissions

  • 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

Memberships

  • 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 3, 2019 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