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J. Brandon Shumaker

J. Brandon Shumaker

also known as Brandon Shumaker

About me

Morgantown, WV, Criminal Defense and Bankruptcy Alternative attorney.  Regularly represents clients charged with felony and misdemeanor offenses.  Also represents WVU students who have been charged by the WVU Office of Student Conduct.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
  2. Litigation: 30%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Po Box 867
Morgantown, WV, 26507


WVAuthorized to practice law201010/30/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rated Attorney - Criminal DefenseLead Counsel2015
Clients' Choice 2015Avvo2015
Clients' Choice 2014Avvo2014
Top 10 Under 40National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2014
Nominated "10 Best" Attorney for State of West VirginiaAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2014
Nominated Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2014
Top ContributorAvvo2014
Rated Attorney - Criminal DefenseLead Counsel2014
Best Overall TrialWVU College of Law - Trial Advocacy2008
Highest Grade in Law Class - Business TortsCALI2008
Highest Grade in Law Class - Advanced Criminal ProcedureCALI2008
ScholarshipFraternal Order of Police2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselBrewer & Giggenbach, PLLC2012 - Present
AttorneyJ. Brandon Shumaker, Attorney at Law2012 - Present
AttorneyBrewster, Morhous, Cameron, Carruth, Kersey, Moore & Stafford, PLLC2008 - 2012
Research AssistantWest Virginia University College Of Law2007 - 2008
InternMercer County Prosecutor's Office2006 - 2006
InternMorgantown Mayor's Office2005 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2013 - 2014
Monongalia County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
West Virginia State Bar, Young Lawyer SectionExecutive Committee Member2011 - 2012
Mercer County Bar AssociationMember2010 - 2012
West Virginia State Bar, Young Lawyer SectionMember2010 - Present
West Virginia State BarMember2010 - Present
United States District Court for Southern District of West VirginiaLicensed2010 - Present
United States Bankruptcy Court for Southern District of West VirginiaLicensed2010 - Present
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity InternationalAlumni2008 - Present
West Virginia University Sports and Entertainment Law SocietyFounding Executive Member2007 - 2008
Public Interest AdvocatesMember2005 - 2008
Phi Alpha DeltaMember2005 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Daniels v. West Virginia Office of Ins. Com'rAffirmed by WV Supreme Court in favor of Client
Ellison v. West Virginia Office of Ins. Com'rAffirmed by WV Supreme Court in favor of Client
Shaffer vs. HSBC Bank Nevada, National Association and Eastpoint Recovery Group, IncOut of Court Settlements with both defendants prior to trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
(editor/research assistant to andre douglas pond cummings)Reversing Field: Examining Issues of Commercialization, Race and Labor in 21st Century Sports Law2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
West Virginia University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
West Virginia UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Young Lawyers Executive Committee Annual ConferenceSection 10 Update2012
Young Lawyers Executive Committee ConferenceSection 10 Update2011
Reversing Field: Examining Issues of Commercialization, Race and Labor in 21st Century Sports LawSports LawN/A