Brian J. Moore

P: (304) 357-9905
F: (304) 357-0919
With extensive experience representing employers in a variety of industries, Brian’s business-oriented approach enables him to guide clients through a myriad of labor and employment challenges. He is a former Chairperson of the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia Employment Law Committee.

Understanding the impact that labor and employment disputes can have on business operations, Brian draws on his experience to help clients reach efficient, cost-effective resolutions. Working with clients in the banking, retail, health care and coal industries, he has guided them through an array of issues, including workers’ compensation, sexual harassment, age discrimination, unemployment, unfair labor practice and union representation cases. He has substantial experience practicing in both state and federal courts, as well as before the West Virginia Human Rights Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board. He also has drafted and litigated employment agreements, arbitration agreements and covenants not to compete.

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 and staff, preparing employee handbooks and conducting supervisory training, taking a proactive approach to help clients anticipate and overcome challenges before they arise. Understanding the increasing role of technology and social media in the workplace, Brian also advises clients on policies and procedures to help them mitigate risk.

Brian is an active speaker and writer on labor and employment law issues. In addition, he speaks, writes, and provides training on leadership, relationship-building (networking), time management, and other personal development topics.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Mountain State Rotary, President
  • Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors 
  • Generation Putnam, Director
  • Generation West Virginia, Board of Directors
  • 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
  • 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