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Clayton has served as co-counsel in cases successfully tried to verdict including a $13.2 million jury verdict obtained on behalf of the family of a 16 year old girl killed in a motorcycle accident. The jury found that the acts of the defendants were reckless and willful and assessed $5 million in punitive damages as part of the verdict. He also served as co-counsel in a landmark $27 million settlement obtained for the family of a boilermaker killed in a construction fire which occurred during the manufacturing of fiberglass liners inside a concrete stack at a utility plant. The case was settled after Plaintiffs' opening statements and is believed to be one of the largest wrongful death settlements in West Virginia. 


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Wrongful Death: 50%



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  • Robert Patrick Fitzsimmons

    Dedicated to seeking compensation for injured victims throughout the West Virginia area.


    Robert Fitzsimmons Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Brent Everett Wear

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    Brent Wear Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker


WVAuthorized to practice law200810/30/2015
DCInactive 200905/25/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2013
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyFitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC2008 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
West Virginia Association for JusticeMember2015 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeMember2015 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeTrustee2015 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2012 - Present
Ohio County Bar AssociationSecretary2009 - 2010
District of Columbia BarMember2009 - Present
West Virginia Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
West Virginia State BarMember2008 - Present
Ohio County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Handbook of Neurological Sports MedicineMedicolegal Considerations in Neurological Sports Medicine2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Notre Dame Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Cornell UniversityGovernment and International AffairsBA - Bachelor of Arts2005