David H. Carriger

Lawyer

Fax 304-344-3684

About

Dave Carriger has practiced law with the firm since 1996. He focuses his practice primarily on personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, and toxic torts. Dave helped pioneer products liability litigation against mobile mining equipment manufacturers who failed to include proximity detection technology on their machines, thus severely injuring and killing coal miners. Dave was a lead attorney for the firm in class-action litigation against the Monsanto Company related to its dioxin contamination of the City of Nitro, West Virginia, and its residents. He has also litigated similar environmental contamination cases around the nation. During his free time, Dave enjoys roaming the West Virginia outdoors with his family, roots for West Virginia University's sports teams, and valiantly attempts to keep up with his teenage children's high school activities. He resides with his wife and children in Charleston.

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia State Bar, 1995
  • West Virginia State Bar, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida

Education

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • Environmental Law
  • Wage and Hour / Employment Law

Reported Cases

  • Rucker v. Deere & Co. (In re Rucker), 208 W. Va. 169 (2000)
  • Jeffers v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 171 F. Supp. 2d 617 (S.D. W. Va. 2001)
  • McDavid v. United States, 213 W. Va. 592 (2003)
  • McDavid v. United States, 292 F. Supp. 2d (S.D. W. Va. 2003)
  • Tolley v. Monsanto Co., 591 F. Supp. 2d 837 (S.D. W. Va. 2008)
  • Carter v. Monsanto Co., 635 F. Supp. 2d 479 (S.D. W. Va. 2009)
  • Carter v. Monsanto Co., 212 W. Va. 732 (2002)
  • Old Republic Ins. Co. v. O'Neal, 237 W. Va. 512 (2016)
  • Carlton & Harris Chiropractic, Inc. v. PDR Network, LLC, 883 F.3d 459 (4th Cir. 2018)
  • Lewis v. Armstrong Steel Erectors, 992 F. Supp. 842 (S.D. W. Va. 1998)
  • Lee-Bolton v. Koppers Inc., 319 F.R.D. 346 (N.D. Fla. 2017)
  • State ex rel. Mitchem v. Kirkpatrick, 199 W. Va. 501 (1997)
  • Burton v. United States, 199 F.R.D. 194 (S.D. W. Va. 2001)

Unpublished Cases

  • Agee v. Monsanto Co., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 106328 (S.D. W. Va. 2010)
  • O'Neal v. Speed Mining LLC, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 105847 (S.D. W. Va. 2010)
  • Spaulding v. Monsanto Co., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 110537 (S.D.N.Y. 2011)
  • Allen v. Monsanto Co., 2013 W. Va. LEXIS 1384

Memberships

  • Injury Board
  • West Virginia Association for Justice
member Injury Board

Honors

  • Notable Peer Rated for Strong Ethical Standards – Martindale-Hubbell
  • America's Most Honored Professionals, Top 5% (2018-2019)
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 10 Best Law Firm for Client Satisfaction in Personal Injury (2019-2020)

About

Dave Carriger has practiced law with the firm since 1996. He focuses his practice primarily on personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, and toxic torts. Dave helped pioneer products liability litigation against mobile mining equipment manufacturers who failed to include proximity detection technology on their machines, thus severely injuring and killing coal miners. Dave was a lead attorney for the firm in class-action litigation against the Monsanto Company related to its dioxin contamination of the City of Nitro, West Virginia, and its residents. He has also litigated similar environmental contamination cases around the nation. During his free time, Dave enjoys roaming the West Virginia outdoors with his family, roots for West Virginia University's sports teams, and valiantly attempts to keep up with his teenage children's high school activities. He resides with his wife and children in Charleston.

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia State Bar, 1995
  • West Virginia State Bar, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida

Education

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • Environmental Law
  • Wage and Hour / Employment Law

Reported Cases

  • Rucker v. Deere & Co. (In re Rucker), 208 W. Va. 169 (2000)
  • Jeffers v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 171 F. Supp. 2d 617 (S.D. W. Va. 2001)
  • McDavid v. United States, 213 W. Va. 592 (2003)
  • McDavid v. United States, 292 F. Supp. 2d (S.D. W. Va. 2003)
  • Tolley v. Monsanto Co., 591 F. Supp. 2d 837 (S.D. W. Va. 2008)
  • Carter v. Monsanto Co., 635 F. Supp. 2d 479 (S.D. W. Va. 2009)
  • Carter v. Monsanto Co., 212 W. Va. 732 (2002)
  • Old Republic Ins. Co. v. O'Neal, 237 W. Va. 512 (2016)
  • Carlton & Harris Chiropractic, Inc. v. PDR Network, LLC, 883 F.3d 459 (4th Cir. 2018)
  • Lewis v. Armstrong Steel Erectors, 992 F. Supp. 842 (S.D. W. Va. 1998)
  • Lee-Bolton v. Koppers Inc., 319 F.R.D. 346 (N.D. Fla. 2017)
  • State ex rel. Mitchem v. Kirkpatrick, 199 W. Va. 501 (1997)
  • Burton v. United States, 199 F.R.D. 194 (S.D. W. Va. 2001)

Unpublished Cases

  • Agee v. Monsanto Co., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 106328 (S.D. W. Va. 2010)
  • O'Neal v. Speed Mining LLC, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 105847 (S.D. W. Va. 2010)
  • Spaulding v. Monsanto Co., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 110537 (S.D.N.Y. 2011)
  • Allen v. Monsanto Co., 2013 W. Va. LEXIS 1384

Memberships

  • Injury Board
  • West Virginia Association for Justice
member Injury Board

Honors

  • Notable Peer Rated for Strong Ethical Standards – Martindale-Hubbell
  • America's Most Honored Professionals, Top 5% (2018-2019)
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 10 Best Law Firm for Client Satisfaction in Personal Injury (2019-2020)