Andrew Byrd

Warner Law Offices PLLC
227 Capitol St.
Charleston, WV 25301
(304) 345-6789
www.wvpersonalinjury.com


Andrew grew up in South Charleston, West Virginia. He was educated from kindergarten through high school in Kanawha County's public school system. Following graduation from South Charleston High School, Andrew attended West Virginia University, earning a bachelor's degree in accounting. He went on to attend West Virginia University's College of Law, earning his doctorate of jurisprudence. During law school, he served as Vice President of his class and was the Director of the VITA program, an income tax return assistance program. After graduating law school, Andrew returned to South Charleston to begin practicing law and to start a family-owned business in South Charleston where he works to improve residential development across the Kanawha Valley.

Andrew spent the first six (6) years of his legal career in the defense firms of Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe, PLLC and Mannion & Gray Co., L.P.A. During his tenure with these firms, Andrew gained significant civil litigation and courtroom experience in consumer law, employment law, governmental liability, personal injury, automobile collisions, workplace injuries, premises liability, medical malpractice, and product liability. Andrew also has considerable experience practicing before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Some of Andrew's representative cases before the West Virginia Supreme Court are Landis v. Hearthmark, 750 S.E.2d 280 (W.Va. 2013) and Ohio Power Company v. Pullman Power, LLC, 741 S.E.2d 830 (W.Va. 2013); and McClure v. City of Hurricane, 711 S.E.2d 552 (W.Va. 2010).

In March 2016, Andrew was invited as a charter member by Distinguished Justice Advocates, an honor extended to less than half of 1% of practicing attorneys in the United States

Andrew currently resides in South Charleston, West Virginia with his wife Christina and their English Bulldog, Gus. Andrew and Christina are members of First United Methodist Church in South Charleston where Andrew serves as the church's Financial Chair. Andrew and Christina dedicate a majority of their time supporting multiple charities and organizations throughout the Kanawha Valley and West Virginia, including Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House, March of Dimes, YWCA, Heart and Hand, the West Virginia Alzheimer's Association, and Beyond the Backyard (a Bobby Warner charitable organization).

Areas of Practice

Product Liability
Workplace Injuries
Premises Liability
Medical Malpractice
Consumer Litigation
Employment Litigation
Governmental Liability
Personal Injury
Automobile Collisions

Bar Admissions

Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia
U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit

Education

West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia
Doctorate of Jurisprudence - 2008
Honors: Vice President of his Class
Honors: Director, VITA Program
West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia - 2004
Honors: magna cum laude
Major: Accounting
South Charleston High School

Representative Cases

Landis v. Hearthmark, 750 S.E.2d 280 (W.Va.), 2013
Ohio Power Company v. Pullman Power, LLC, 741 S.E.2d 830 (W.Va.), 2013
McClure v. City of Hurricane, 711 S.E.2d 552 (W.Va.), 2010

Honors and Awards

Rising Star, Super Lawyers
Charter Member, Distinguished Justice Advocates

Professional Associations and Memberships

West Virginia Association for Justice, Member

Past Employment Positions

Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe, PLLC
Mannion & Gray Co., L.P.A.

Pro Bono Activities

South Charleston Chamber of Commerce
First United Methodist Church, Financial Chair