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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Gerald M. Titus, III

Gerald M. Titus, III

Co-Chair, Commercial Trucking & Transportation


  • Deliberate Intent Litigation
  • Compliance, Privacy & Investigations
  • Construction Law
  • Consumer Finance

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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
West Virginia, U.S.A.

Mr. Titus defends and advises trucking companies and other commercial vehicle operators in litigation and regulatory matters.  His other practice areas include business litigation and products liability defense. 


The Commercial Trucking and Transportation Practice Group regularly defends litigation in West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Bar Admissions


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


  • Washington and Lee University, B.A., Politics and American History, 2000
  • Washington and Lee University, J.D., 2003
Areas of Practice

Commercial Trucking & Transportation | Compliance, Privacy & Investigations | Construction Law | Consumer Finance | Deliberate Intent Litigation | Litigation | Nursing Homes | Product Liability Litigation | Shale Gas Law | White Collar Criminal Def. & Compliance | White Collar Criminal Defense & Compliance

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Transportation
  • Defending trucking companies and other commercial vehicle operators against high-exposure personal injury, wrongful death and catastrophic claims
  • Advising transportation clients regarding Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations
  • Assisting clients with West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) audits
  • Property Damage, Indemnity and Subrogation Claims
  • Defending and Advising:
  • Interstate and Intrastate Motor Carriers
  • Taxi-Cab, For-Hire, Livery, Ride-Share and other Passenger Carriers
  • Ambulance and Non-Emergency Medical Carriers
  • Professional Employment Organizations (PE0s) in the Transportation Industry
  • Coal-Haulers, Oil-Field Service Companies and others supporting the Natural Gas Industry
  • Business Litigation
  • Breach of contract, tortious interference, express and implied indemnity claims, mechanics' liens, partition suits, declaratory judgments, complex financial disputes, commission disputes, commercial arbitration, West Virginia Business Court
  • Products Liability Defense
  • Pharmaceuticals, medical devices, wheelchairs, pain pumps, knee and hip implants, firearms, automobile components, building materials, manufacturing equipment and personal protective equipment
  • White Collar Federal Criminal Defense
  • Former Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA); current appointee to United States Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel.



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