Bradley A. Crouser

BIOGRAPHY
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Bradley A. Crouser is a Member of the Firm's Administrative Practice Group. He has represented major national and international corporations in workers' compensation litigation since February 1989.

Mr. Crouser graduated magna cum laude from the West Virginia University School of Journalism in 1976. He obtained his Juris Doctor from the West Virginia University College of Law in 1979.

Prior to joining Jackson Kelly PLLC, Mr. Crouser managed and edited a weekly news magazine, The Better Times Weekly, which was the state's largest-circulating publication. He had private interviews with Ronald Reagan and Tony Blair, among others. He had been a columnist for seven West Virginia newspapers, beginning in his high school years. After law school, he was briefly in-house counsel for Concorde Coal Company. He was elected Magistrate of Marion County and served a four year term before coming to Charleston, where he served as Deputy Finance Commissioner, Workers' Compensation Executive Secretary and State Tax Commissioner for the State of West Virginia. He was named a Distinguished West Virginian in 1988.

Mr. Crouser serves on the Workers' Compensation Committee of the State Bar. He wrote a booklet, How To Use Your Magistrate Court, and has written articles for the West Virginia Law Review. Mr. Crouser was founder and editor of The Mountain Ear, a newsletter for state employees. He has lectured at West Virginia University, the University of Charleston, West Virginia University Institute of Technology and at numerous seminars for workers' compensation practitioners. Mr. Crouser occasionally is a guest columnist for The Charleston Daily Mail.

Mr. Crouser was appointed by Governor Underwood to the West Virginia Ethics Commission from 1997 to 2005, serving as its vice chairman and chairman of the State Open Governmental Meetings Committee. In 2005, he was appointed by Governor Manchin to the Probable Cause Review Board. He is author of a book on Christian issues, "What's My Excuse?" and "Arch," a biography of the state's former governor.

 
Legal Experience
 
1989 - PresentJackson Kelly PLLC
1980 - 1985 Marion County, West Virginia, Magistrate
1980Concorde Coal Company, Counsel
 
Professional Experience
 
1988 - 1989State Tax Commissioner
1987 - 1988WV Workers' Compensation Fund, Executive Secretary
1985 - 1987State of West Virginia, Deputy Finance Commissioner
 
Education
 
1979J.D.West Virginia University College of Law
1976B.S.J.West Virginia University (Journalism, magna cum laude)
 
Bar Admissions
 
1980West Virginia
 
Court Admissions
 
1980West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals

Professional Involvement:
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Member, State Ethics Commission
  • Chairman, W.Va. Open Governmental Meetings Committee

Community:
  • Republican Party Activities
  • Bible Center Church
  • Union Mission
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa Foundation

Teaching and Lecturing:
  • Numerous CLE Seminars on West Virginia Workers' Compensation Law; Guest Lecturer, West Virginia Tech and University of Charleston

Writings and Publications:
  • "Reopenings and Modifications in W.Va. Workers' Compensation Claims: A Practitioner's Guide," West Virginia University Law Review, 1990
  • A Guide to Using Your Magistrate Court, 1981
  • Founding Editor, The Mountain Ear
  • Editor, The Better Times Weekly, 1978-1980
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