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Attorney

Brian J. McAllister

Overview

Brian McAllister assists clients and lawyers in the implementation of structured, strategic, and analytic e-Discovery functionalities, including collection and preservation, document review, use of technology and technology assisted review (TAR), and Electronically Stored Information (ESI) protocols.

In addition to his e-Discovery practice, Brian litigates complex personal injury cases on behalf of those impacted by medical malpractice, wrongful death, and automobile negligence. Brian also provides whistleblower representation under the False Claims Act, as well as insurance coverage experience, most recently on behalf of various states seeking to recoup overpayments to major oil companies for underground storage tank (UST) remediation.

Awards & Accolades

West Virginia Rising Star, Super Lawyers, Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff; Class Action/Mass Torts (2017 - 2019)

Nominee, West Virginia Young Lawyer of the Year (2012)

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk, Hon. Phillip D. Gaujot, Circuit Court of Monongalia County, West Virginia (2010 - 2012)

Government Service / Previous Employment

  • Summer Clerk, Hon. Irene M. Keeley, US District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia (2007)

Education

J.D., West Virginia University College of Law, 2009, Order of Barristers, Baker Cup Finalist, National Moot Court Team, Sprouse Fellow

B.A., Lafayette College, 1998

Admissions

  • West Virginia
  • US District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
  • US District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Provides e-Discovery coordination and support to MDL leadership committees in multiple medical device product liability cases involving manufactured hernia mesh products, including the plaintiffs’ executive committee in Atrium Medical Corp. C-Qur Mesh Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2753)
  • Participated as a member of Bailey Glasser’s plaintiff steering committee team on the Volkswagen Diesel Emissions MDL in the Northern District of California, the largest automotive class action in history, with settlements predicted to exceed $10 billion
  • Coordinates Bailey Glasser’s e-Discovery team and serves as Bailey Glasser’s liaison to outside Relator’s counsel and the US Department of Justice in a False Claims Act whistleblower case
  • Contributed insurance coverage review, briefing, and trial support to a consortium of law firms representing a number of Governors, State Attorneys General, and Underground Storage Tank Funds in litigation against major oil companies to recoup improper overpayments obtained by the oil companies; through these efforts, various states recouped more than $100 million
  • Secured a policy limits settlement against the driver of an automobile that struck a bicyclist and resolved all outstanding Medicare and private insurance liens for the client

Community & Professional

Community and Professional Activities

Commissioner, Fairmont-Morgantown Housing Authority

Chairperson, Scholarship Committee, Monongalia County Bar Association

Chairperson, Facilities Committee, Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center Board of Directors

Vice President, Monongalia County Teen Court, Board of Directors

Volunteer Judge, Monongalia County Teen Court

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