Adrian grew up in the coal fields of Southern West Virginia. He began working in the mines at the age of 16, gaining an understanding for the blue collar work ethic of West Virginia and how hard men and women must work to provide for their families.
Adrian became a lawyer to help individuals struggling from tragic events, including serious injury, wrongful death, job termination, insurance claims denials, assisting with addicted babies/children, and major workplace disasters. He has had the opportunity to work cases in many industries including construction, engineering, oil and gas explosions, train wrecks, 18-wheeler/commercial vehicle accidents, coal mine explosions and injuries, timbering accidents and deaths, school accreditation loss, asbestos exposure / mesothelioma, hernia mesh patch claims, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (Roundup claims), opioid addiction claims, medical malpractice, and hundreds of employment law claims including wage payment violations, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, and family medical leave act claims.
Adrian is an honor graduate of Man High School, in Man, West Virginia where most of his family still resides. Adrian earned his Juris Doctor at the University of Dayton School of Law while completing a visiting year at the West Virginia University College of Law in Morgantown, West Virginia (2005).
After law school, Adrian worked with seasoned trial lawyer William “Bill” Mundy in Huntington, WV, where Adrian was primarily responsible for working with individuals who were the victims of insurance claim denials or “low-ball” resolution offers commonly referred to as “first party bad faith.” Thereafter Adrian worked with The Daniels Law Firm, PLLC in Charleston, WV, on construction claims and engineering negligence litigation. Adrian opened Hoosier Law Firm, PLLC in Charleston in May 2008.
Since opening his firm, Adrian was one of the youngest elected board members of the West Virginia Association of Justice and has been routinely recognized by Super Lawyers®, Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, and many other legal publications. Adrian had the largest jury verdict in Kanawha County in 2016 involving a disputed liability death claim in an automobile accident.
Adrian is licensed to practice law by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and the United States Court for both the Southern and Northern Districts of West Virginia and has participated in litigation in nearly all of West Virginia’s 55 counties.