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Gary W. Rich

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Phone: (304) 924-7001
Fax: (304) 924-7008

212 High St Suite 223
Morgantown, West Virginia 26505

Gary W. Rich is a West Virginia attorney with over 35 years of legal, corporate and government experience. Mr. Rich's legal experience includes general personal injury, medical malpractice, and environmental litigation. He has represented persons with injuries resulting from accidents, harmful drugs, and defective medical devices. He has provided legal counsel to hundreds of West Virginians suffering from health problems associated with exposure to asbestos, arsenic, benzene, beryllium, cadmium, lead, mercury, and zinc.

Mr. Rich has initiated multiple class action lawsuits, all of which have had favorable outcomes for his West Virginia clients. Most notably, one such case resulted in a $381 million jury verdict against E.I. DuPont de Nemours. This was one of the largest verdicts in the nation during the year 2007.

In addition to practicing law, Mr. Rich has extensive international experience. He has led teams in developing and negotiating contracts valued at more than of $1 billion for engineering and construction work in Europe, the Middle East, and Japan.

While living and working overseas, Mr. Rich organized, supervised and participated in complex international investigations. His duties as a Corporate Security Specialist entailed dealing with fraud, conflicts of interest, malfeasance, and other sensitive issues.

Mr. Rich’s international experience includes government service. As a US Diplomat he was posted to the American Embassy in Germany, where his work took him throughout the former Soviet Union. Mr. Rich often interfaced with such key US government agencies as Treasury, Labor, Commerce, and the FBI.

Education

J.D., West Virginia University, College of Law

BSBA, West Virginia University, College of Business & Economics
Honors: Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting Honorary) & Benedum Scholar

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court -Northern West Virginia
U.S. District Court -Southern West Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals- Fourth Circuit
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

The West Virginia State Bar Association