Charleston, WV
600 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
T: (304) 347-1163
F: (304) 347-1746

J.D., College of William and Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law (1981)

  • National Moot Court Team

M.A., Purdue University (1973)

B.A., Bob Jones University (1971)

  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Practices before the U.S. Department of Labor
  • Practices before Public Services Commission
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Paul E. Frampton


Paul Frampton focuses his practice on regulatory litigation before the U.S. Department of Labor for major coal companies in federal black lung litigation, as well as civil litigation matters in state and federal court for pharmaceutical, toxic/tort, serious products liability, and telecommunications cases. He is a member of the Employers' Legal Services Group in the Charleston, West Virginia office and leads the firm's Federal Black Lung Litigation Group.

Paul is an active businessman with experience in the areas of international coal development and mineral rights acquisition, as well as in the wireless industry in site acquisition, infrastructure development, and deployment of DAS/distributed antenna systems throughout the country. 

Professional Highlights

  • Extensive experience before the U.S. Department of Labor, having litigated more than 10,000 cases
  • Experience in toxic tort, products liability and civil litigation for pharmaceutical and industrial exposures, and also mass toxic tort cases involving Agent Orange and dioxin
  • Experience in telecommunications regulatory and business issues, including infrastructure acquisition, deployment, leasing and permitting
  • Experience in business and commercial litigation for large and small businesses
  • Infantry officer and lobbyist, U.S. Marine Corp (1971-1978), attaining rank of Major
  • College of William and Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law Order of Barristers
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel (Products Liability Subcommittee)
  • Active businessman in coal industry and telecommunications