Five members of the law firm Bordas & Bordas were named to the prestigious list of Super Lawyers in West Virginia for 2021, and two more to Rising Stars.
Attorneys Jamie Bordas, Scott Blass, Christopher Regan, Geoffrey Brown and Jason Causey have been named Super Lawyers, while Jeremy McGraw and Laura Pollard have been selected as Rising Stars. No more than five percent of West Virginia lawyers are selected by Super Lawyers.
All five lawyers with the name Super Lawyers have received multiple entries in this list. This year’s award marks the eighth for Bordas, the eleventh for Pale, the tenth for Regan, the ninth for Brown and the fourth for Causey. All five have won multi-million dollar judgments for the company.
McGraw and Pollard also earned multiple entries on the Rising Stars list. It is the seventh such honor for McGraw and the second for Pollard.
Jamie Bordas, Managing Partner of Bordas & Bordas, has been a West Virginia Super Lawyer for eight years in 2021. Bordas is a leader in Bordas & Bordas operations in multiple states and jurisdictions. Bordas is an extremely accomplished litigation attorney who has focused on negotiating and resolving the company’s most complex and significant cases, including $ 36,500,000 and $ 18,500,000 in mass crime settlements, and individual plaintiff settlements of over 18,000 .000 USD. He served as the plaintiff’s lead counsel in the trial and presented the oral argument to the West Virginia Supreme Court on a case that resulted in a $ 16,922,000 judgment in a practice related case Arrest of shoplifting at Walmart went. The verdict is believed to be one of the largest, if not the largest, in Wood County, West Virginia history, on behalf of a single plaintiff. He has also received a $ 10 million ruling on a rude insurance case.
Bordas works on cases that affect a variety of legal areas including malicious insurance, toxic cases, personal injury, medical malpractice, oil and gas cases, litigation and more. Because of his reputation for making the best possible settlements for his clients, he has been invited to speak with groups of lawyers about techniques applicable to negotiating, mediating and resolving cases.
He led the company’s expansion into Pittsburgh and the rest of western Pennsylvania.
Scott Blass, Partner at Bordas & Bordas, has been a Super Lawyer in West Virginia for 11 years. Blass has been involved in complex civil proceedings for over 30 years. He has received seven-digit judgments on behalf of his clients in a variety of legal areas, including judgments of over $ 4 million in a product liability case, $ 8 million in a car accident, and $ 1.4 million in a bad faith claim and $ 5.7 million in a malpractice case. Blass has also represented the families of oil and gas workers killed in fire / explosions, receiving settlements of $ 19 million and $ 19.5 million, respectively. He was recognized as one of the premier insurance intent and protection attorneys in West Virginia.
Christopher Regan, Partner at Bordas & Bordas, has been a Super Lawyer in West Virginia for 10 years. Regan’s practice focuses on litigation and high stakes litigation. He has received multi-million dollar judgments on malpractice, nursing home abuse, workplace injury, willful intent, fraud, and death. He has also taken a leadership role in the company’s mass killing practice, handling cases with total recovery well over $ 50,000,000. Regan is also focused on malpractice and defrauding cases of defendants and their legal counsels and has received default judgments and fines against malevolent litigants.
Geoffrey Brown, Partner at Bordas & Bordas, has been a Super Lawyer in West Virginia for nine years. Brown focuses his work on the firm’s complex litigation and malpractice cases. He has had significant results not only on medical misconduct, but also stockbroker negligence, workplace injuries, and death. Brown has made a name for itself in these demanding areas of law for thorough preparation and attention to detail. He has received several million dollar judgments in West Virginia and Ohio.
Jason Causey, Associate at Bordas & Bordas, has been a Super Lawyer in West Virginia for four years. Causey is a leader in consumer law in the state of West Virginia. He has saved dozens of homes from foreclosure through aggressive litigation. In 2011, Causey and the company’s founding partner, Jim Bordas, were forced to go to court against Quicken Loans to save the home of two women from Wheeling, West Virginia, from foreclosure. In addition to saving the home, they received nearly $ 3,000,000 in judgment on this predatory loan. In 2016, Jim Bordas and Causey teamed up again to deliver a $ 1,700,000 verdict against a community after a broken water pipe flooded a local business. In 2017, Causey and his co-counsel received a $ 11,000,000 judgment in a class action lawsuit against Quicken Loans.
Jeremy McGraw, Associate at Bordas & Bordas, has been a West Virginia Rising Star 2021 for seven years. McGraw focuses his practice on issues related to oil and gas leasing rights. He has represented landowners on leasing issues, harassment claims, property damage and royalties. McGraw has served as an attorney on cases that resulted in over $ 1 million in settlements in the oil and gas arena.
Laura Pollard, an employee at Bordas & Bordas, was selected as the West Virginia Rising Star 2021. She was also selected as a Rising Star in 2017. Pollard has focused on complex litigation in her practice and has worked on cases involving workplace injuries, premises liability, medical malpractice and mass crimes. She has been involved in all aspects of litigation, including research and writing at both litigation and appeal levels, statements, submissions, mediation and litigation preparation. Pollard is licensed in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, and in the US District Courts for the northern and southern counties of West Virginia.
Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have achieved a high level of peer-to-peer recognition and professional performance. Annual selection is based on a patented, multi-phase process that includes a nationwide survey of lawyers, an independent research assessment of candidates and peer reviews based on areas of activity.
Bordas & Bordas is a law firm with 17 attorneys and offices in Pittsburgh, Wheeling, St. Clairsville and Moundsville. The firm’s attorneys practice law across the region and are licensed in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and Texas.
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