DRANNON L. ADKINS is a member in the Charleston office of Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe, PLLC. Mr. Adkins devotes his practice to the defense of state, county, and municipal governmental entities and their employees in tort and civil rights claims. Mr. Adkins maintains an active litigation practice in state and federal courts in West Virginia.
Mr. Adkins is a West Virginia native. Raised in rural Monroe County, West Virginia, he graduated from James Monroe High School in 2003 with highest honors. Upon graduation, Mr. Adkins attended West Virginia University as both a Promise and Mountaineer Scholar. Mr. Adkins graduated Magna Cum Laude from the WVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences in 2007 with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Psychology, with minors in Communications Studies and Political Science, while also working part-time for the University. Mr. Adkins was also honored with a President’s Volunteer Service Award for his volunteer service during his final year.
Following graduation, Mr. Adkins attended West Virginia University College of Law, where he received his Juris Doctorate in 2010. While a student at the College of Law, Drannon served as a Student Attorney in the Civil Law Clinic, from which he received another President’s Volunteer Service Award. He also was affiliated with the Public Interest Advocates and the American Constitutional Society.
Mr. Adkins was admitted to the West Virginia Bar in 2010. He also holds bar admission to the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Mr. Adkins joined Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe, PLLC in June 2014 after spending almost four years at a general practice firm, where he excelled in courtroom advocacy and appellate practice.
Currently, Mr. Adkins is a member of the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, and also serves on the West Virginia State Bar’s District 8 Grievance Committee.
Mr. Adkins lives in Poca, West Virginia, with his wife, Heather, and their children Adyson, Haidyn, and Knox. In his free time, Mr. Adkins enjoys spending time with his family and friends and cheering on his Alma Mater.
Current Employment Position(s):
- Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, 2010
- United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, 2010
- United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, 2014
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2018
- West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia, 2010
- West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, 2007
- Major: Psychology
- Minor: Communications Studies, Political Science
- Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Areas of Practice:
- Civil Rights Defense
- Personal Injury Defense
- State and Municipal Liability Defense
- Civil Defense Litigation
- Premises Liability Defense
- Labor and Employment Defense
- Automobile Accident Defense
- Trucking Accident Defense
- Fields v. Mellinger, et al., No. 20-0183, 851 S.E.2d 789 (2020)
- Cabell County Commission and Beth Thompson v. Whitt, No. 18-0408, 836 S.E.2d 33 (2019)
- Charles Patrick Heaster, et al. v. Gregory L. Robinson, No. 17-0558, 2018 W.Va. LEXIS 403 (2018) (memorandum decision)
- Larry D. Jr. and Pamela Pyles v. Mason Co. Fair, Inc. et al., No. 17-0300, 806 S.E.2d 806 (2017)
- Patterson v. Yeager, et al., 691 Fed.Appx. 712 (2017)
- Marcie D. Weyer and Tomar Rentals v. Wood County Commission, No. 14-1167, 2015 W.Va. LEXIS 1094 (2015) (memorandum decision)
- G. David Ramezan v. Gerald B. Hough, Gilmer Co. Pros. Attorney, No. 14-1311, 2015 W.Va. LEXIS 895 (2015) (memorandum decision)
- 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
- West Virginia State Bar
- West Virginia State Bar Grievance Committee
- West Virginia State Police
- West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources
- West Virginia Office of the Attorney General
- West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation
- Various County Commissions
- Various Municipal Governments