Admission Dates & Jurisdictions

W. Va Supreme Court of Appeals 1985

United State Supreme Court


B. S. in Business Administration, West Virginia University, 1982

Master of Business Administration, West Virginia University, 1985

Doctor of Jurisprudence, West Virginia University, 1985

Professional Experience

Corporate Attorney, Regulatory Section, Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation. 1985 to 1986

Counsel, Colombia Natural Resources, 1986 to 1988

Partner, Pierson, Kaufman & Stowers, 1988-1992

Partner, Kaufman & McPherson, PLLC and predecessor firms, 1992 to present

Professional Associations


West Virginia Association for Justice

American Association for Justice

Association of Truck Accident Attorneys

Service Activities

Founding Member and former President, Charleston Town Center Lions Club

Former President, Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce

Former President, Clarksburg Exchange Club