Brian J. Moore


Brian represents companies in labor, employment, deliberate intent, and general litigation. His business-oriented approach enables him to guide clients through a myriad of challenges. Brian draws on his experience to help clients reach efficient resolutions -- or pursue litigation and trial -- as the situation warrants. Working with clients in the banking, insurance, retail, health care, energy, hospitality, and food and beverage industries, he has guided them through an array of issues, including discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, deliberate intent, unfair labor practice, union representation, injunction, and general litigation matters. He has substantial experience practicing in both state and federal courts, including trying cases to verdict, as well as practice before the West Virginia Human Rights Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the National Labor Relations Board. He has also drafted and litigated employment and arbitration agreements, covenants not to compete, and various other contracts.

Brian places a premium on partnering with his clients to learn their operations and culture as he builds a strategy that suits their needs. He often works closely with in-house counsel, human resources professionals, and company management, taking a proactive approach to help clients anticipate and overcome challenges before they arise. He prepares employee handbooks, conducts supervisory training, and understands the increasing role of technology and social media in the workplace.

Brian is an active speaker and writer, and has published a book entitled The Pocket Guide to West Virginia Law. In addition, he speaks, writes, and provides training on leadership, networking, time management, and other personal development topics. When he is not practicing law, speaking, or writing, Brian is an avid fitness, automobile, and college football enthusiast.


  • West Virginia University College of Law  (J.D., 2001)
    • West Virginia Law Review, Executive Editor for Research; Class Treasurer
  • West Virginia University  (B.S.B.A., summa cum laude, 1998)
    • Accounting

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia
  • Kentucky

Court Admissions

  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • Kentucky Supreme Court
  • Southern District of West Virginia
  • Northern District of West Virginia
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Mountain State Rotary, President (2013-2015)
  • Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors 
  • Generation Putnam, Director
  • Generation West Virginia, Board of Directors (2013-2015)
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, Chairperson of Employment Law Committee (2009-2010)
  • Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam County, Board of Directors (2011-2012) 
  • Appalachian Reading Center, Inc., Board of Directors (2009-2012)
  • Problem Gamblers' Help Network of West Virginia Advisory Board (2009-2012)
  • American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law
  • Defense Research Institute ("DRI"), Employment Law Committee
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Kanawha County Bar Association
  • West Virginia Bar, Employment Law Committee
  • Generation Charleston, Membership Committee
  • WVU Alumni Association
  • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
  • Leadership West Virginia, Class of 2012


  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Employment Law
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected for the West Virginia Super Lawyers® List
  • National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, 2008 Volunteer Service Award
  • Graduate, Leadership Putnam County, 2009
  • Completed University of Virginia Trial Advocacy Institute, 2004
  • Recipient of the 2011 Generation Next: 40 Under 40 award by The State Journal
  • Selected for the West Virginia Rising Stars® List
  • Young Leader Award, Putnam County Chamber of Commerce