Ben M. McFarland
Member
(304) 230-2337
Office: Wheeling
Energy
Business
Employment
Litigation
J.D. University of Toledo College of Law
B.A. Ohio University
Licensure: OH | PA | WV
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Speaking Engagements

Co-author, “It’s National Safety Month—Does Your Safety Manual Measure Up?” Under Construction, Ohio Valley Construction Employers Council, June 2018

"Despite MSHA’s Contrary Position, Mobile Equipment Parked on a ‘Ready Line’ Does Not Necessarily Establish That it is “Ready” for Inspection for Purposes of the Mine Act," Aggregates Manager Magazine, Dec. 2013

"Ugly Decision in Black Beauty: Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission Approves Heightened Scrutiny, and Less Clarity, Over Proposed Settlements," Aggregates Manager Magazine, Dec. 2012

Key Experience

Defended multiple attorneys in various types of legal malpractice cases, including cases involving matters of first impression before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
Represented large hospital in multi-million dollar insurance coverage dispute
Defended coal companies in various types of Section 105(c) employment discrimination/wrongful termination matters

Memberships & Awards

Professional
Named, 2014-2018 Edition of West Virginia Super Lawyers® Rising Stars for Energy & Natural Resources Law
U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
Pennsylvania Bar Association
American Inn of Courts
Order of the Coif
Recipient of the Burton Maddock Memorial Scholarship