West Virginia University College of Law, J.D. (2004)
Allegheny College, B.A. (2001)
United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
United States District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
United States District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
Supreme Court of the United States
In 2004, Attorney Brent Wear joined the Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC. Since
then, he has focused his practice on helping clients in cases involving
personal injury and wrongful death, emphasizing helping victims of medical
malpractice, birth injuries, toxic exposure, insurance coverage disputes,
premises liability, car accidents and more.
Born and raised in Wheeling, West Virginia, Brent attended Wheeling Central
Catholic High School and graduated in 1997. During his time at Wheeling
Central, he was a four year starter in football and was a two-time all-state
Following high school, Brent attended Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania
and graduated in 2001. Upon graduating from Allegheny College, Brent continued
his pursuit of education at the West Virginia University College of Law
where he graduated with his Juris Doctor degree in 2004. Since joining
our legal team, Brent has successfully represented clients involved in
complex litigation resulting in numerous multi-million dollar settlements
for those who have been negligently injured.
Brent has successfully tried medical malpractice and other injury claims
obtaining verdicts for his clients, including obtaining multi-million
dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of victims of medical malpractice.
Beyond medical malpractice, another primary focus of Brent's practice
is helping clients who have been wrongfully exposed to toxic substances.
By successfully navigating mass tort and toxic tort claims, he has been
able to help the wrongfully injured get the compensation they deserve.
In fact, in one case he recently served as lead counsel in a toxic tort
case on behalf of hundreds of plaintiffs in a suit against multiple corporate
defendants that resulted in a $50 million settlement. Brent also has experience
with class actions, having represented members of a community that were
exposed to particulate matter. Brent and the Fitzsimmons Firm filed a
class action lawsuit and sucessfully obtained a multi-million dollar class
action settlement for members of the impacted community.
In addition, Brent has also represented clients involved in complex commercial
disputes. Recently, Brent served as one of the lead attorneys in a complex
commercial case involving parties from several states. After years of
contentious litigation and extensive discovery conducted accross the country,
Brent and other members of the Fitzsimmons Firm were instrumental in obtaining
a $180 million settlement on behalf of their clients.
Brent has also been successful in obtaining substantial settlements on
behalf of clients who have been victims of insurance company misconduct
and fraud. In addition, he has obtained verdicts and settlements on behalf
of clients seriously injured in car accidents.
Brent is proud to be admitted to practice not only in the states of West
Virginia and Ohio, but also in the Supreme Court of the United States,
the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the United
States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia.
Brent has also been appointed by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
to serve as one of seven members of the
West Virginia Board of Law Examiners, which evaluates educational background, credentials, character and fitness
and competence of each applicant for admission to the practice of law
in West Virginia under the Supreme Court Rules for Admission.
When he is not practicing law, besides spending time with his family, Brent
enjoys co-hosting a weekly radio show, "The Legislative Watchdogs," on
AM 1600 WKKX. During this show, he focuses on proposed legislation and legal issues
that could potentially affect consumers' rights, as well as issues
that affect workplace safety.