S. Brooks West II
Attorney & Founder
Brooks West is a distinguished West Virginia personal injury attorney and has been a strong advocate for justice since 2005. His exceptional legal knowledge, communication skills, and high ethical standards have earned him the prestigious Martindale-Nolo AV Preeminent Rating, an accolade only bestowed upon those ranked at the pinnacle of professional excellence by other lawyers.
Brooks is also a member of the Multimillion-Dollar Advocates Forum, an honor reserved for attorneys who have demonstrated extraordinary success in securing a multimillion-dollar verdict and/or settlement. Fewer than 1% of all U.S. lawyers have earned this distinction.
After acquiring invaluable experience at one of West Virginia’s largest personal injury law firms, Brooks founded West Law Firm in 2010 after identifying a glaring deficiency in the market: most West Virginia personal injury law firms seemed to prioritize profit over people. He established West Law Firm to fill this void and to deliver exceptional, compassionate service coupled with impressive financial results that clients rightly deserve.
West Law Firm has since become one of West Virginia’s top-rated personal injury law firms. We have a proven history of assisting victims wrongfully injured at work, in natural gas mining accidents, trucking accidents, car accidents, on dangerous property, and from other negligent acts.
Brooks graduated on the Dean’s List from West Virginia University in 1996, and subsequently earned a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2004, decorated with numerous awards. For example, Brooks was named to both Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s Dean List and the National Dean’s List in 1999 and was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award in Torts (Personal Injury Law) for achieving the highest grade in his class.
Bar and Court Admissions
He is a member of the West Virginia and Georgia Bars and is admitted to practice in multiple state and federal courts, including the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit.
Beyond his professional commitments, Brooks actively supports numerous West Virginia charities, including the Kanawha Charleston Animal Shelter, Manna Meal, and Mission West Virginia. Through West Law Firm, he also sponsors charitable events like giving away backpacks to children in need. In his leisure time, he enjoys hiking and cherishing moments with his family and dogs.