M. Andrew Brison

M. Andrew Brison

M. Andrew Brison

(304) 397-8225


  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Insurance Defense
  • Pre-Suit Investigations for Employers
  • Trucking Accident Defense
  • Civil Rights Defense


With more than 30 years of litigation experience ranging from Judge, prosecutor, and trial counsel for a Fortune 100 insurance company, M. Andrew Brison’s skills and abilities are primarily focused on representing clients who have been sued in Federal and State courts throughout West Virginia.

M. Andrew Brison provides litigation and appellate representation to a broad range of clients, including state agencies, municipalities, and political subdivisions who have been sued for violations of civil rights, which include excessive force, false imprisonment, false arrest, deliberate indifference, conditions of confinement, failure to act, cross-gender supervision, and other Federal and State constitutional and statutory claims. 

Having served as in-house trial counsel for a Fortune 100 insurance company, M. Andrew Brison also continues to be retained by insurance companies to defend companies, individuals and businesses who have been sued for numerous reasons such as: motor vehicle accidents, commercial trucking accidents, property disputes, negligent construction claims, deliberate intent claims, wrongful discharge claims and wrongful death claims. 

M. Andrew Brison also provides pre-suit investigation services to employers, evaluating employee claim policies to help avoid or, at a minimum, mitigate costly litigation and litigating employee claims. He also offers local counsel services, providing out-of-state attorneys the benefit of his experience and familiarity with WV courts in a wide variety of claims and practice areas.

A 20+-year stage four cancer survivor, M. Andrew Brison has faced adversity and challenges, which has served to strengthen his resolve to overcome obstacles, to rise from the ashes, be better than he was. He wants to utilize that resolve to help people who are struggling daily with their own burdens and misfortunes created through no fault of their own.

Andrew Brison’s history, experience, knowledge—and scars—that come from being on the front line, making tough calls, and overcoming challenges, truly provide his clients with an advocate who has their best interest at heart. Put his experience to work for you. Contact M. Andrew Brison for a case assessment or to discuss your litigation needs.

Current Employment Position

  • Member/Owner, Law Office of M. Andrew Brison, PLLC


Past Positions

  • Anspach Meeks Ellenberger LLP, Partner , 2014 to 2019
  • Allen Kopet & Associate, PLLC, Managing Attorney, 2010 to 2014


Professional Associations

  • West Virginia State Bar, Member, 1991 to Present
  • Defense Research Institute, Member, 2005 to 2005
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, Member, Present


Classes & Seminars

  • The Ultimate Guide to Police Liability Claims, National Business Institute
  • Police Liability Claims From Start to Finish, National Business Institute
  • Avoiding Claims of Spoliation of Evidence, West Virginia Regional Jail Leadership Conference
  • Risk Avoidance in Cross Gender Supervision, West Virginia Regional Jail Leadership Conference
  • Prison Rape Elimination Act, West Virginia Regional Jail Leadership Conference


Representative Clients

  • Progressive Insurance Companies
  • AIG Insurance
  • Clay County Senior and Community Services, Inc.
  • West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority
  • West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources


  • West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia
    • J.D. – 1990
  • Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia
    • Masters of Science – 1987
  • Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia
    • Bachelor of Arts – 1985

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit