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J.D. West Virginia University College of Law (Order of the
Masters of Science, Marshall University 1987
Bachelor of Arts, Marshall University 1985
West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
West Virginia Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
M. Andrew Brison is a Partner working out of our Charleston, West Virginia Office. Andy graduated from Marshall University with both a Bachelor of Arts Degree and Master of Science Degree. In 1990, he graduated from the West Virginia University College of Law and received the Order of the Barrister’s Award, given for outstanding trial advocacy.
Upon graduation, he began working for the Cabell County Prosecutor’s Office where he was quickly immersed in trial work in Circuit Court, including presentations to the Grand Jury. He also taught Criminal Procedure, Rules of Evidence, and Introduction to Corrections at Marshall University located in Huntington, WV.
After getting married, he looked for more gainful employment in private practice. After working in several diverse settings, including lead trial counsel for a Fortune 100 insurance company, he was one of the founding members of Francis, Nelson & Brison, LLC. His firm was acquired by a large multi-jurisdictional law firm in 2010, where he served as the managing attorney until 2013.
Andy has defended civil suits at all levels of both state and federal judicial systems. Having focused on litigation throughout his career, he has trial experience in all types of civil litigation that has included insurance defense litigation, civil rights litigation, property rights, and defense of State agencies and municipalities. He also served as the Municipal Judge for the City of Milton, West Virginia for 18 years.