Paul Thomas Farrell, Jr. is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (B.A. 1994) and the West Virginia University College of Law (J.D. 1997) where he served as the Managing Editor of the West Virginia Law Review. Paul is a second-generation West Virginia lawyer whose father, the Honorable Paul T. Farrell, is a presiding circuit court judge in Cabell County (WV).
Paul’s diverse background includes criminal defense as well as serving as a prosecutor for murder charges, representing health care providers as well as bringing medical malpractice claims on behalf of birth trauma victims, insurance defense as well as insurance bad faith, teaching appellate advocacy as an adjunct professor at the WVU College of Law, serving as the President of the West Virginia Association for Justice and most recently serving as the Co-Lead of MDL2804 styled In re: National Prescription Opiate Litigation which has been described as the largest and most complex mass tort in the history of American litigation resulting in more than $50 billion in settlement proceeds to abate the opioid epidemic.
Paul is a founding member of Farrell & Fuller, LLC, which recently relocated to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he operates one of the most successful mass tort law firms in the United States.
Most importantly, Paul is married to his law school classmate and best friend, Jacqueline Farrell, who are the proud parents of Connor, Cahley and Casey Farrell.