Business Law

As accomplished entrepreneurs and skilled attorneys, the team handles business transactions for clients across a range of industries in West Virginia and provides legally sound and commercially prudent solutions for:

  • Starting a Business

  • Buy-Sell Transactions

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Acquiring Facilities or Equipment

  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions
  • Commercial Lease Agreements
  • Contracts for Purchase or Sale of Goods and Services
  • Employee and Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Regulatory Compliance Issues
  • Proper Business Formation, which Sets the Foundation for Success

Commercial Litigation

Brewer & Giggenbach attorneys respond swiftly in time-sensitive situations. The attorneys work closely with clients to explore cost-effective solutions for corporate and commercial disputes such as the following:

  • Contract Disputes
  • Construction and Real Estate Issues
  • Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Disputes
  • Tortious Interference and Business Fraud


  • Shareholder and Partnership Disputes/Business Dissolution
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duties by Financial Advisers 
  • Real Estate Disputes (transactions, right of way, easements)

  • Commercial Lease Agreements

  • Employee Litigation

Criminal Defense

Based in Morgantown, West Virginia, the law firm of Brewer & Giggenbach, PLLC represents adult clients in Monongalia County and throughout West Virginia, including students who have been accused of any state or federal crime. The firm’s attorneys will investigate and defend cases involving:

  • DUI/DWI (see below)

  • Drug Possession or Distribution

  • Office of Student Life or Office of Student Conduct

  • University Expulsion, Suspension, or Student Discipline


  • Shoplifting, Theft, or Burglary
  • Domestic Violence (such as battery, protective orders)
  • Traffic Violations (that put drivers’ licenses at risk)
  • White Collar Crime (such as embezzlement, fraud)


  • Sex Crimes (including rape, sexual abuse)

  • Serious Felonies (including robbery, murder, vehicular homicide, kidnapping)

  • Juvenile Crimes/Juvenile Delinquency

  • Probation Violations

Employment Law

The firm’s attorneys are regularly consulted by area businesses and statewide organizations, including classified and non-classified employees for knowledgeable representation in contractual and West Virginia Public Employees Grievance Board matters involving:

  • Compensation

  • Promotion and Tenure

  • Evaluations

  • Negotiation of Contracts or Severance

  • Job Performance (reprimands and sanctions) or Termination

  • Sexual Harassment Claims
  • Discrimination and Termination Cases
  • Grievances

Family Law

Based in Morgantown, West Virginia, the firm represents men and women throughout West Virginia in family law matters, including:

  • Divorce and Separation Agreements
  • Division of Property


  • Custody and Visitation Issues
  • Modification of Child Support
  • Paternity


  • Prenuptial Agreements

  • Business/Asset Valuation

Medical Malpractice

With 70 years of combined experience, William Brewer, Bader Giggenbach, and Stephanie Shepherd have handled all types of medical malpractice cases, which have included:

  • Failure to Diagnose (delayed treatment)

  • Wrong Diagnosis

  • Surgical Malpractice and Errors

  • Emergency Room Errors


  • Lab Errors
  • Birth Injury
  • Anesthesia Errors
  • Wrong Medication/Prescription Errors 
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Medical Product Liability (including pacemakers, heart valves, medication pumps)

Nursing Home Neglect

Many nursing home and assisted living facility residents are hesitant to disclose abuse. They may fear the abuse will worsen. They may think that reporting mistreatment will make them a burden on their family members. In some cases, they may be unable to communicate what is taking place due to physical or mental conditions. It often falls on family members to notice signs of nursing home abuse and put a stop to it. Signs that an elderly loved one could be a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect can include:

  • Dehydration or Malnutrition
  • Unexplained Bruises, Cuts, or Fractures
  • Bedsores


  • Abrupt Changes in Patient’s/Resident’s Behavior
  • Consistently Kept in an Over-Medicated Condition


  • Visitors Never Being Allowed to be Alone with a Resident

  • Missing Personal Possessions

Personal Injury

Brewer & Giggenbach, PLLC is prepared to aggressively pursue full and fair compensation for personal injury claims involving:

  • Car Accidents/Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Truck Accidents and 18-Wheeler Accidents
  • Workplace and Construction Site Accidents
  • Motorcycle Crashes with Injuries
  • Slip-and-Fall Accidents and Premises Liability
  • Defective Product Injuries (seeking compensation from all responsible parties, such as manufacturers) 
  • Medical Mistakes (by doctors and hospitals, including mistakes by surgeons and anesthesiologists)

  • Nursing Home Negligence

  • Wrongful Death Claims

Wrongful Death

Through negotiation or litigation, Brewer & Giggenbach, PLLC may be able to help clients recover compensation for the following:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Funeral Expenses
  • Lost Income
  • Emotional Damages for the Loss of Companionship

For a List of Representative Cases

Contact Us

Morgantown Law Office

265 High Street 4th Floor

Morgantown, WV 26505

(304) 291-5829