Jeffrey B. Brannon

Jeffrey B. Brannon

Jeffrey B. Brannon is a partner in our Charleston office.
(304) 341-0500


         Jeff Brannon is a life-long resident of the Kanawha Valley having been born in Charleston, West Virginia, in July 1972 and living in Pinch, West Virginia until he began law school in 1995. He now resides with his wife, Summer, and their three children in Pinch, West Virginia. Previously, he served as a member of the Putnam County Board of Zoning Appeals, and presently serves as the Treasurer of the Pinch Reunion Committee. He graduated from the University of Charleston with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1994. In 1998 Mr. Brannon received his Juris Doctor from University of Dayton School of Law. He is a member of the West Virginia State Bar Association and the West Virginia Defense Trial Counsel where he previously served as the chairperson of the Workers’ Compensation Substantive Committee. He is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

After law school, Jeff was associated with R. Clark VanDervort practicing general civil litigation for more than a year. From January of 2000 through January of 2001, he worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the Employment Programs Litigation Unit representing the Workers’ Compensation Commission. The majority of Mr. Brannon’s work during this period involved defending claims for permanent total disability benefits.

Since 2001, Jeff has been employed by private firms located in the Charleston area and has focused exclusively on representing employers, both self-insured and subscribers, in the defense of their workers’ compensation claims.  As part of his client service mission, Jeff has developed and provided training to Claims Adjusters for Self-Insured employers who self-administer their claims, as well as Claims Adjusters for private carriers and Third Party Administrators who administer West Virginia workers’ compensation claims.  Jeff also continuously monitors the statutory and regulatory changes which affect the West Virginia Workers’ Compensation system with the goal of keeping our clients informed of any and all changes which may affect their business.  Jeff represents clients before the Offices of the Insurance Commissioner, the Office of Judges, the Board of Review and the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.  In additional to litigation, Jeff has also represented Self-Insured Employer’s, Third Party Administrators and private insurance carriers regarding various issues, including market conduct audits before the Offices of the Insurance Commissioner.