Michael P. Addair re-joined the firm in 2012 after previously practicing with the firm from 2007 to 2011. Mr. Addair has experience representing and counseling clients in health and safety matters, including the representation of clients in administrative proceedings arising from OSHA and MSHA citations. Mr. Addair also counsels clients in employment law matters. Additionally, Mr. Addair has considerable experience representing clients in state and federal courts in the areas of deliberate intent litigation, products liability, mass torts, toxic torts, professional liability, personal injury, and general insurance defense.
A native of Bartley, West Virginia, Mr. Addair attended Marshall University where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2003.
Mr. Addair subsequently obtained his Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 2007 from West Virginia University. While he was in law school, Mr. Addair was a member of the West Virginia Law Review, serving as an Executive Notes Editor and on the Law Review’s Executive Committee. While a member of the Law Review, Mr. Addair authored an article entitled “A Small Step Forward: An Analysis Of West Virginia’s Attempt at Joint and Several Liability Reform,” which was published in Volume 109 of the West Virginia Law Review.
Specific examples of Mr. Addair’s experience since joining the practice of law include:
Lead counsel representing a national mining contractor in the defense of MSHA citations arising from operations at locations across the United States;
Represented various construction companies, mining companies, and other employers in cases alleging allegations of deliberate intention and violation of OSHA and MSHA regulations;
Represented employers in connection with OSHA citations and inspections;
Represent a mining contractor in a general counsel-type role providing advice and consultation in various issues involving employment practices, contractual negotiations, and general legal issues;
Lead counsel in drafting contracts in the timbering and mining industries;
Represented companies in workers’ compensation discrimination cases;
Defended insurance professionals in cases involving allegations of professional negligence;
Extensive experiencing representing manufacturers, suppliers, and premises owners in product liability/premises liability cases alleging exposure to asbestos and other toxic substances;
Extensive experience in mass litigation;
Mr. Addair currently resides in Hurricane, West Virginia with his wife, Carla and son, Vince.