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Bryan N. Price

Member

Education

  • J.D. West Virginia University College of Law (2001)
  • B.S.B.A.  West Virginia University College of Business and Economics
    • Business Administration - (Accounting) (1998)
    • Cum Laude
    • WVU Presidential Scholar (1994-1998)
    • Mary Catherine Buswell Honorary Scholar (1997)

Admissions

  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for Northern District of West Virginia
  • United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Overview

Bryan Price has been practicing law for more than 20 years. In addition to leading Flaherty’s Consumer Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group, he is an active member of the firm’s Transportation, Professional Liability, Complex Tort and Product Liability, Commercial, and Bankruptcy/Creditor’s Rights practice groups.

Bryan has extensive know-how in defending claimed violations of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act, Truth-In-Lending Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Uniform Commercial Code, and common law claims for negligence, fraud, and breach of warranty. His experience includes the manufacture, distribution, final sale, and post-sale warranty and maintenance of goods and services on the retail side of consumer transactions to loan origination and account servicing on the consumer lending side of consumer transactions. In addition, Bryan consults with businesses on “best practices” to help limit exposure to these types of claims. As a consumer litigation attorney, he has represented clients spanning the spectrum of global businesses to individual sole proprietors.

As a member of Flaherty’s Transportation practice group, Bryan is an active part of our Rapid Response Team, a group of attorneys and industry professionals who provide around-the-clock emergency response capabilities. He works with clients every step of the way, providing an immediate response from the investigatory stage through litigation. Bryan also works with clients to implement risk management procedures to reduce their exposure to future litigation. The group has an established reputation for representing transportation companies and insurance carriers, providing a wide variety of pre- and post-litigation legal services involving matters ranging from simple negligence to complex, multi-party matters with catastrophic damages.

Over the years, Bryan has worked to build his reputation as an efficient, client-focused attorney. As a result, he has a proven track record and is well-respected by judges and peers on both sides of the bar.

Affiliations

Professional Involvement

  • Counselor Library
  • DRI
    • Trucking Law
  • USLAW Network
    • Transportation Group
  • West Virginia Housing Association

Community Involvement

  • FC Alliance Soccer Club Team Liaison

Experience

Representative Legal Work

  • Represented trucking company and driver in a double interstate fatality 
  • Represented coal company in dump truck accident

  • Represented water hauling company in interstate rear-end collision

  • Represented regional transportation authority in various matters involving minor to severe accidents resulting in death  

  • Represented an automobile dealer in a state court trial alleging fraud and various violations of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act
  • Represented both manufactured housing manufacturers and retailers against claims arising from alleged defects in home construction and installation
  • Represented a business entity alleged to have caused or contributed to the flooding of multiple homes in a residential neighborhood due to construction activities
  • Represented an employer in deliberate intent claim allegedly resulting in a brain injury to an employee
  • Represented an international chemical manufacturer in a chemical exposure case alleging exposure of harmful chemicals to contractors
  • Represented companies in numerous claims and suits involving claims of fraud and breach of consumer warranties
  • Represented banking institutions, automobile dealerships, manufacturers and retailers of manufactured housing against hundreds of consumer claims
  • Involved in business disagreements and contract disputes pre-litigation
  • Provided consulting services and training to corporate clients for compliance with applicable state/federal laws and regulations
  • Evaluated form contracts for documents supplier companies analyzing compliance with West Virginia law

Other Legal Experience 

  • Pullin Fowler Flanagan Brown & Poe, PLLC, Member (2002-2010)
  • Ernst & Young, LLP, Tax Consultant (2001-2002)

Additional Legal Experience

Bryan has participated in numerous seminars and presentations to corporate clients and business associations related to issues involved in consumer litigation with an emphasis on claims of fraud, breach of warranty, and violation of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act.

  • “Collection Law from Start to Finish”, National Business Institute CLE Seminar, Charleston, West Virginia (2016)

Insights

Honors & Awards

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Litigation - Banking and Finance (2021 - 2022)
  • Listed, West Virginia Rising Stars (2011 - 2016)

Practice Concentrations

  • Commercial and Business Counseling
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer Litigation/Breach of Warranty
  • Contract Disputes
  • Personal Injury
  • Predatory Lending/Unfair Debt Collection
  • Product Liability
  • Transportation 
  • Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Claims
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