Location Charleston, WV
Phone 304-346-5990


Stephen B. Farmer – Steve Farmer was born in Morgantown, West Virginia. He received a bachelor of science degree from West Virginia University in 1979 and a degree from the West Virginia University College of Law in 1984, where he was a member of the Law Review, Moot Court Board and Marilyn E. Lugar Trial Association. He was the recipient of the 1982 Baker Cup Moot Court Award. Mr. Farmer focuses his practice on trial work, including commercial, product liability and personal injury litigation. He is a member of the American Bar Association (Sections on Litigation and Criminal Justice), the West Virginia State Bar, the Kanawha County Bar Association, American Association for Justice, West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and West Virginia Defense Trial Counsel. Mr. Farmer has served as a faculty member of the Trial Advocacy Institute, University of Virginia School of Law since 1988.

Mr. Farmer has an AV “Preeminent” rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in West Virginia by Thomson Reuters for more than ten years. He is currently recognized as one of the Top Ten Super Lawyers in West Virginia by Thomson Reuters. Mr. Farmer is also a member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums.

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit


  • West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia
    J.D. – 1984
    Honors: Baker Cup Moot Court Award, 1982
    Honors: Order of Barristers, 1983 – 1984
    Honors: Attorney General for Students, 1983 – 1984
    Honors: President, Marilyn E. Lugar Trial Association, 1983 – 1984
    Honors: Moot Court Board Member, 1981-1983
  • West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
    B.S. – 1979
    Major: Business Administration

Honors And Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America in Personal Injury, Commercial Litigation and Criminal Law
  • The International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers, 4th Ed., 2004
  • The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, 2004/2005 Ed., 2004 – 2005
  • Outstanding Lawyers of America
  • Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Recipient, William J. Brennan Award, 1997
  • Super Lawyers – West Virginia – Personal Injury General: Plaintiff, 2007 – 2019
  • Top 10: West Virginia Super Lawyers, 2018 – 2019
  • Super Lawyers- West Virginia 2021- Personal Injury General: Plaintiff, 2021

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • West Virginia University College of Law, Visiting Committee, 2001 to 2004
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, Standardization of Jury Instructions Appointee Committee, 2000 to 2000
  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, Permanent Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • West Virginia State Bar, Member
  • Kanawha County Bar Association, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • West Virginia Defense Trial Counsel, Member
  • West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
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