901 Quarrier Street, James Mark Building | Charleston, West Virgina 25301
J. Victor Flanagan was born in Beckley West Virginia. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Education from West Virginia University, he returned to his home town and was employed by the Raleigh County Board of Education as an educator before returning to West Virginia University to pursue his Juris Doctorate degree. Upon graduation from law school and acceptance into the West Virginia Bar in 1989, Mr. Flanagan immediately began practicing in Charleston, West Virginia in insurance defense litigation.
In 1993 Mr. Flanagan joined the firm now known as Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe, PLLC and was its managing member from 2002-2012. Mr. Flanagan was a leading force behind the firm's move into its nationally recognized historic offices in downtown Charleston, West Virginia. The Charleston office has been recognized both locally and nationally for its innovative concepts including the State's first full time, on-site daycare center; health and fitness club for employees; and off-site accessible mainframe, allowing attorneys to work from home or while traveling.
Mr. Flanagan concentrates his practice in insurance coverage and claims. He has tried a wide variety of cases pertaining to government liability, municipal liability, employment issues, product liability and construction law. In his career, he has handled cases in all areas of corporate law and defense litigation. In this regard, he has defended claims of sexual harassment, vehicular negligence, products liability, premises liability, manufactured home disputes, bad faith litigation, medical malpractice, civil rights, and toxic tort defense. Mr. Flanagan has extensive litigation experience in both State and Federal Court.
Mr. Flanagan also has extensive training in Alternative Dispute Resolution and frequently serves as a mediator for civil disputes. Subsequently, Mr. Flanagan has been certified in mediation by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. He has extensive experience practicing in State and Federal Appellate Courts, having been involved in numerous cases that have assisted in interpreting the laws of the State of West Virginia.
Mr. Flanagan frequently serves as a guest speaker for insurance companies and corporations on employment disputes, contractual obligations, and tort liability issues. He stays active in the community supporting charitable organizations such as the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Habitat for Humanity, the American Cancer Society, and Toys for Tots.