R. Chad Duffield

R. Chad Duffield

Charleston, West Virginia
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  • MultiMillion Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Attorneys Academy Of Truck Accident
  • Top 10 Trucking Trial Lawyers

Attorney R. Chad Duffield grew up in the small town of Pine Grove, West Virginia. He attended Wheeling Jesuit University and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Product Design and Development. While working on his undergraduate degree, he was a computer-aid-draftsman for the National Technology Transfer Center, assisting small businesses and entrepreneurs in developing new products. Mr. Duffield then obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he served as the Articles Editor for the Journal of Technology, Law & Policy. While attending law school, Mr. Duffield worked as a certified legal intern for KidsVoice, representing abused and neglected children in the Pittsburgh area. After completing law school and passing both the Pennsylvania and West Virginia bar exams, Mr. Duffield completed a two-year clerkship with the Honorable Louis H. ("Duke") Bloom of the 13th Judicial Circuit Court in Kanawha County, West Virginia.

Mr. Duffield  then  joined Farmer, Cline & Campbell , PLLC  where he has worked as a litigation attorney for more than eight years. During that time he has represented hundreds of individuals, children, and families who were injured or lost loved ones as a result of automobile, motorcycle, and trucking collisions, coal mining accidents, defective products, and improperly maintained premises.

In 2013, the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys recognized Mr. Duffield as a Nationally Ranked "Top 10 Attorney Under 40" in West Virginia. In 2013 and 2014, he was recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 40 Under 40 attorney in West Virginia. In 2014, he was also awarded a "Ten Best Under 40 Client Satisfaction Award" by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys.

Mr. Duffield has always devoted time to his community, as evidenced by being named the Katherine Fouts Community Service Medal recipient at Wheeling Jesuit University and a Community Service Award recipient at the University of Pittsburgh. He currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors of The Counseling Connection, a nonprofit organization that provides mental health counseling, therapy, education, and advocacy services in West Virginia. Mr. Duffield is also an adjunct instructor for Wheeling Jesuit University. 

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Insurance Bad Faith

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia
  • Pennsylvania


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 2003
    • Honors: Recipient of School of Law Community Service Award
    • Law Journal: Journal of Technology, Law and Policy, Articles Editor
  • Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, West Virginia
    • B.S. - 2000
    • Honors: Recipient of the Katherine Fouts Community Service Medal
    • Honors: Alpha Sigma Nu (Jesuit Honor Society)
    • Major: Product Design

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • West Virginia State Bar, Member
  • Pennsylvania State Bar, Member
  • Kanawha County Bar Association, Member
  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, Member


  • Alpha Sigma Nu