Fitzsimmons Law Firm is proud to announce that three of its attorneys -
Bob Fitzsimmons, Brent Wear, and Clayton Fitzsimmons - have once again
been recognized as West Virginia Super Lawyers in recognition of being
one of the top lawyers in West Virginia in their respective fields. Bob
Fitzsimmons was also named one of the Top 10 Lawyers in West Virginia,
an honor he has received numerous times.
Bob Fitzsimmons was recognized as a Super Lawyer in Plaintiff's Personal Injury, an
honor he has received for 10 consecutive years. Bob was also recognized
by Super Lawyers as one of the Top 10 Lawyers in West Virginia. In 2008,
Bob was the leading vote getter for all West Virginia Super Lawyers. Throughout
his career, Bob has tried more than 150 trials and has achieved more than
150 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million. Bob has obtained
some of the largest plaintiff and personal injury verdicts in West Virginia,
including a $39 million verdict for insurance bad faith which was then
the largest bad faith verdict in West Virginia history. Bob has also been
recognized as one of the Top 75 plaintiffs’ trial lawyer in the
country. Throughout his career, Bob has been involved in many high profile
cases, including Mike Webster's lawsuit against the NFL and WVU's
claim against its former head football coach, Rich Rodriguez. He and his
cases have been recognized in ESPN, HBO, Reader's Digest, GQ Magazine,
The New York Times, and Men's Journal. He is currently co-director
of the Brain Injury Research Institute (BIRI) which conducts research
through brain autopsies to diagnose evidence of concussions and brain
injury from trauma and contact sports.
Brent Wear was named a 2017
Super Lawyer in Medical Malpractice. Brent was previously recognized by
Super Lawyers as a Rising Star from 2012-2016. Brent concentrates his practice in the
areas of medical malpractice, toxic exposure, and personal injury claims.
Brent has successfully tried medical malpractice claims to verdict and
achieved numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf
of his clients. Two claims in which Brent was instrumental resulted in
recoveries of $180 Million (complex commercial dispute) and $50 Million
(toxic exposure). Brent currently serves on the West Virginia Board of
Law Examiners which is an appointment made by the West Virginia Supreme
Court of Appeals.
Clayton Fitzsimmons was named a
Super Lawyer Rising Star in Product Liability. This is Clayton's fifth consecutive
year being recognized as a
Super Lawyer Rising Star. Clayton, who graduated from Cornell University and Notre
Dame Law School, focuses his practice on representing individuals and
workers injured by defective products and toxic chemicals. He also concentrates
a large part of his practice representing clients in claims involving
workplace injuries, coal mining accidents, oil and gas accidents, and
tractor trailer accidents. Throughout the course of his short career,
Clayton has helped obtain numerous million and multi-million dollar recoveries
for his clients including what is believed to be the largest recovery
in West Virginia for a single "deliberate intention" claim as
well as one of the largest wrongful death verdicts in the history of the
Northern Panhandle of West Virginia.
Super Lawyers is a publication which uses a selection process to rate outstanding
lawyers from more than 70 practice areas state by state. Lawyers are selected
based on high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
The annual selection process is multi-phased and includes independent
research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. Each year, no more than
five percent of lawyers in each state are honored as
Super Lawyers and no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys are recognized as Rising Stars,
which has an eligibility requirement of 40 years old or younger, or in
practice for 10 years.