Wheeling, W.Va. – Bordas & Bordas is proud to announce that five attorneys have been selected to the 2021 West Virginia Super Lawyers list.
No more than five percent of the lawyers in West Virginia are selected by Super Lawyers. Bordas & Bordas attorneys Jamie Bordas, Scott Blass, Christopher Regan, Geoffrey Brown and Jason Causey were selected as 2021 West Virginia Super Lawyers, and Jeremy McGraw and Laura Pollard were selected as 2021 West Virginia Rising Stars.
Jamie Bordas, managing partner of Bordas & Bordas, has been a 2021 West Virginia Super Lawyer for the past eight years. Bordas spearheads Bordas & Bordas’ operations across multiple states and jurisdictions. An extremely accomplished litigator, Bordas has concentrated on the negotiation and resolution of the firm’s most complex and significant cases, including mass tort settlements of $36,500,000 and $18,500,000 and single plaintiff settlements reaching over $18,000,000. He served as lead counsel for the plaintiff at trial and presented the Oral Argument before the West Virginia Supreme Court in a case that resulted in a $16,922,000 verdict in a case involving shoplifter apprehension practices at Walmart. The verdict is believed to be one of the largest, if not the largest, verdicts in the history of Wood County, West Virginia, on behalf of a single plaintiff. He has also obtained a $10 million verdict in an insurance bad faith case.
Bordas works on cases involving diverse areas of law, including insurance bad faith, toxic torts, personal injury, medical malpractice, oil and gas cases, business litigation and more. He has frequently been invited to speak to groups of attorneys on techniques applicable to the negotiation, mediation and resolution of cases as a result of his reputation for getting the best possible settlements for his clients. He has led the firm’s expansion into Pittsburgh and the rest of Western Pennsylvania.
Scott Blass, a partner at Bordas & Bordas, has been a West Virginia Super Lawyer for 11 years. Blass has been litigating complex civil cases for over 30 years. He has obtained seven-figure verdicts on behalf of his clients in diverse areas of the law, including verdicts of over $4 million in a product liability case, $8 million in an auto accident case, $1.4 million in an insurance bad faith case, and $5.7 million in a medical malpractice case. Blass has also represented the families of oil and gas workers killed in fires/explosions and obtained settlements of $19 million and $19.5 million. He has been recognized as one of the foremost insurance bad faith and insurance coverage lawyers in West Virginia.
Christopher Regan, a partner at Bordas & Bordas, has been a West Virginia Super Lawyer for 10 years. Regan focuses his practice on high-stakes litigation and jury trials. He has obtained multi-million-dollar verdicts in cases of medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, workplace injury, deliberate intent, fraud, and wrongful death. He has also taken a leading role in the firm’s mass tort practice, handling cases with total recoveries well over $50,000,000. Regan also focuses on cases involving litigation misconduct and fraud by defendants and their legal counsel and has obtained default judgments and awards of monetary sanctions against misbehaving litigants.
Geoffrey Brown, a partner at Bordas & Bordas, has been a West Virginia Super Lawyer for the past nine years. Brown concentrates his work on the firm's complex litigation and medical malpractice cases. He has obtained significant results not only in medical malpractice, but also in cases of stockbroker negligence, workplace injury, and wrongful death. Brown has earned a reputation for comprehensive preparation and attention to detail in theses demanding areas of law. He has obtained multi-million-dollar verdicts in West Virginia and Ohio.
Jason Causey, an associate at Bordas & Bordas, has been a West Virginia Super Lawyer for the past four years. Causey is a leader in consumer law in the State of West Virginia. Through aggressive litigation, he has saved dozens of homes from foreclosure. In 2011, Causey and the firm's founding partner, Jim Bordas, were forced to trial against Quicken Loans in an effort to save the home of two Wheeling, West Virginia, women from foreclosure. In additional to saving the home, they obtained a verdict of nearly $3,000,000 in this predatory lending action. In 2016, Jim Bordas and Causey teamed up again for a $1,700,000 verdict against a municipality after a broken water-main flooded a local business. In 2017, Causey along with his co-counsel, obtained an $11,000,000 judgment in a consumer class action against Quicken Loans.
Jeremy McGraw, an associate at Bordas & Bordas, has been a 2021 West Virginia Rising Star for seven years. McGraw focuses his practice on issues related to oil and gas leasing rights. He has represented landowners regarding leasing issues nuisance claims, property damage and royalty payments. McGraw has served as counsel in cases resulting in settlements of over $1 million in the oil and gas arena.
Laura Pollard, an associate at Bordas & Bordas, was selected as a 2021 West Virginia Rising Star. She was also selected as a Rising Star in 2017. Pollard focuses her practice on complex litigation, and has worked on cases involving workplace injuries, premises liability, medical malpractice, and mass torts. She has been involved in all aspects of litigation, including research and brief-writing at both the trial and appellate level, depositions, arguing motions, mediation, and trial preparation. Pollard is licensed to practice in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, as well as before the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern districts of West Virginia.
Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.
Bordas & Bordas is a plaintiff’s litigation law firm of 17 attorneys with offices in Pittsburgh, Wheeling, W.Va., St. Clairsville, Ohio, and Moundsville, W.Va. The firm’s attorneys practice throughout the region in diverse areas of law and are licensed in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and Texas.