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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Joseph A. (Jay) Ford

Joseph A. (Jay) Ford

Senior Attorney


  • Consumer Finance
  • Deliberate Intent Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Defense

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

Mr. Ford’s primary practice is general litigation, including class actions, commercial litigation and business torts, product liability, deliberate intent, and employment-related matters.

Bar Admissions


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia


  • West Virginia University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2013
  • West Virginia University, J.D., 2016
Areas of Practice

Consumer Finance | Deliberate Intent Litigation | Insurance | Insurance Defense | Labor & Employment Law | Litigation | Product Liability Litigation | Toxic Tort Litigation

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Representing clients in numerous class action lawsuits, ranging from medical malpractice, fraud, and negligence claims to violations of the West Virginia Wage Payment & Collection Act
  • Representing employers and commercial clients in deliberate intent, fatality, and serious personal injury litigation
  • Representing health care clients in a wide variety of litigation
  • Representing commercial clients in litigation concerning breach of contract, tortious interference, express and implied indemnity, and declaratory judgments
  • Representing various state entities in litigation
  • Representing product manufacturers and suppliers in construction litigation
  • Representing employers and commercial clients in premises liability lawsuits
  • Representing corporations in matters involving derivative claims, disputed dissolutions, and corporate governance issues
  • Representing a state institution of higher learning in various matters involving claims made by students and staff members
  • Representing employers in litigation involving discrimination and harassment
  • Representing employers in developing employment policies, practices, and procedures
  • Representing plaintiffs in litigation involving a catastrophic explosion


    Publications & Presentations

    • Executive Research Editor, West Virginia Law Review, Vol. 118

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