Bradley A. Crouser is a Member in the Coal industry group, focusing primarily on litigation. He practices out of the Firm’s office in Charleston, West Virginia.
Brad's litigation practice has spanned more than 25 years, during which time he has represented major national and international corporations in workers’ compensation and federal black lung litigation, and before the West Virginia Ethics Commission. His extensive work experience makes him an invaluable resource to and advocate for his clients.
Attorney, author, journalist, distinguished public servant – these are just some of the notable job titles Brad’s held in his career. He began his career in civil service shortly after graduating law school, when he was elected Magistrate of Marion County. Following his four-year term, he served the state of West Virginia as Deputy Finance Commissioner, Workers’ Compensation Executive Secretary and State Tax Commissioner. His service earned him the Distinguished West Virginian award in 1988. West Virginia Governor Cecil Underwood appointed Brad to the West Virginia Ethics Commission from 1997 to 2005, where Brad served as its vice chairman and chairman of the State Open Governmental Meetings Committee. In 2005, Governor Joe Manchin appointed Brad to the Probable Cause Review Board.
Even though he is a lawyer by trade, Brad has put his undergraduate degree in journalism to good use. Beginning in his high school years, Brad has been a columnist for seven West Virginia newspapers. Prior to joining Jackson Kelly, Brad managed and edited The Better Times Weekly, a weekly news magazine and at the time West Virginia’s largest circulating publication. In his role at the magazine, he held private interviews with prominent leaders such as Ronald Reagan and Tony Blair. While at the state, he founded and edited The Mountain Ear, a newsletter for state employees.
His writing extends beyond the newsroom – Brad has written articles for the West Virginia Law Review, wrote the booklet How to Use Your Magistrate Court, and authored two books, Arch, The Life of Governor Arch A. Moore, Jr. and What’s My Excuse? Twelve Myths of Christianity.
Brad has lectured at West Virginia University, the University of Charleston, West Virginia University Institute of Technology, and at numerous seminars for workers’ compensation practitioners. In his spare time (yes, every now and then he does have some) Brad enjoys cycling, gardening, traveling, hunting, fishing, hiking, illustrating book covers, and sharpening his culinary skills.