Jason M. Nutzman


Jason is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Department and Mine Safety and Health Administration Practice Group. He represents both coal and metal/non-metal clients before the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission in accident investigations, special investigations, and discrimination investigations conducted by the Department of Labor with respect to the Mine Safety and Health Act.

In his practice, he works with human resource managers and in-house counsel providing employment advice and litigation support to employers. Jason also provides employment counseling to employers from the beginning of the employment relationship through termination, and employment advice covering all types of discrimination and wrongful discharge, FMLA, ADA, ADEA, and FLSA issues, as well as non-compete agreements. He is also experienced in representing clients regarding labor issues, including dealing with unions during a labor campaign and assisting management with a unionized workforce.

Jason is married to Robyn Eads Nutzman and has three daughters, Taylor, Payton, and Skylar.


  • West Virginia University College of Law  (J.D., 2006)
    • West Virginia Law Review, editor-in-chief
  • College of Charleston  (B.A., 2001)
    • History

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia
  • Colorado
  • South Carolina (inactive)

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina


  • Colorado Mining Association
  • Energy and Mineral Law Foundation
  • National Mining Association
  • National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association
    • Safety & Health Committee
    • Council of counsel
  • Mining Association of South Carolina, Safety and Health Committee
  • West Virginia Coal Association


  • Future Star of South Carolina by Benchmark Litigation (2009 - 2011)
  • West Virginia Rising Stars® (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018)