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Phyllis M. Potterfield
Telephone: (304) 347-1122
Facsimile: (304) 347-1746
600 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301


  • J.D., Tulane University (1975)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Member and Assistant Editor of Tulane Law Review
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Newcomb College of Tulane University (1972)
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Member of: Asset (Sophomore Honorary); Mortar Board (Senior Honorary); Omicron Delta Kappa
    • Outstanding Senior Award

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia


  • American Bar Association
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • Kanawha County Bar Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • Member, Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Professional Highlights

  • Experience in toxic exposure civil litigation including products, premise and employer liability since 1981
  • Special workers' compensation emphasis on occupational disease and pneumoconiosis claims
  • Past chair, West Virginia State Bar Workers' Compensation Committee
  • AV Peer-Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named to Best Lawyers in America (Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants and Workers' Compensation Law - Employers)
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