Charleston, WV
600 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
T: (304) 347-1709
F: (304) 347-1746

J.D., Tulane University (1989)

  • Justice, Tulane Moot Court Board of Review
  • Second Place Oralist, Jessup International Moot Court
  • Inns of Court

M.B.A., University of New Orleans (1985)

B.S., Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, India (1982)

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • Kentucky Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
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Fazal A. Shere


Primarily a civil litigator, Fazal Shere has handled complex toxic tort class actions, mass tort actions, deliberate intent, medical malpractice, black lung law, products liability, personal injury and West Virginia Public Service Commissions and Consumer and Credit Protection Act matters.  He is currently handling a nationwide opioid litigation for a major pharmaceutical company.

In the opioid litigation, Fazal has years of experience as national counsel defending a Fortune 500 company in hundreds of lawsuits brought in state and federal courts across the country. In this capacity, Fazal spearheaded research and retention of expert witnesses, defending and taking expert depositions, taking agency depositions, substantive and procedural filings, and case management.

With more than 30 years of active practice, Fazal can help navigate his clients’ needs in complex litigation matters. He has successfully represented a wide range of West Virginia and national companies, including R.J. Reynolds, Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc., McNeil Inc., Schering-Plough, Manitowoc, Inc., Sto Corp., Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Allstate Insurance Company, State Farm Insurance Company, Encompass Insurance Company, Sears, Roebuck & Co., Wells Fargo, Merrill Lynch, Friedman’s Inc., Engelhard Corp., McJunkin Corp., Williams Union Boiler, Huntington Banks and Cross-Country Bank.

He is fluent in the languages of Hindi and Urdu.

Professional Highlights

  • Nationwide opioid litigation for major pharmaceutical company
  • Represented a chemical company in one of West Virginia's largest toxic tort class actions and ensuing class action settlement, and subsequent success on appeal to United States Supreme Court
  • Obtained defense verdict in a large multidistrict litigation panel product liability case
  • Obtained multiple summary judgments or dismissals in matters involving statute of limitations, deliberate intent and personal injury cases in state and federal courts
  • Obtained favorable settlements for plaintiffs in cases of human rights violations and breach of contract
  • Represented clients in US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) disputes, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WV DEP) matters, and lender liability for underground storage tanks
  • Obtained reversal by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on a federal sentencing guidelines criminal defense matter, represented pro bono
  • Successfully defended multiple West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act cases brought by Attorney General
  • American Bar Association
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Kanawha County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors and Diversity Chair, West Virginia Defense Trial Counsel (2019-present)
  • Board of Directors, Schoenbaum Family Enrichment Center, Charleston, West Virginia (2019-present)
  • Muslim Public Affairs Council (2013-present)

  • Panelist, "Should U.S. Intervene in Syria?", Cafe a la Fiqr, Charleston, West Virginia (2013)
  • Kanawha County Library (Fundraising Committee, 2011)

  • Kanawha Pastoral Counseling Center (Past President Board of Directors, 2009-2010)
  • Leadership West Virginia (2002)

  • United Way (Fund Distribution Committee, 1990)
  • Leadership Charleston (1998)