Jeffrey B. Brannon

Jeffrey B. Brannon

Charleston, West Virginia
(304) 341-0507

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 Scott Depot, West Virginia. Previously, he served as a member of the Putnam County Board of Zoning Appeals. 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 serves 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, Attorney Brannon 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.

For the last decade Mr. Brannon 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.

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit


  • University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1998
  • University of Charleston, Charleston, West Virginia
    • B.A., in Political Science - 1994

Representative Clients

  • UPS
  • Chartis Insurance
  • Travelers Insurance
  • Erie Insurance
  • Westfield Insurance
  • ESIS
  • Specialty Risk Solutions
  • Creative Risk Solutions

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyer in America 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011
  • First Tier Rating, 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • R. Clark VanDervort, Associate Attorney, 1998 - 1999
  • West Virginia Office of the Attorney General,, Employment Programs Litigation Unit, Assistant Attorney General, 2000 - 2001
  • Bowles Rice McDavid Graff & Love, LLP, Partner