David A. Mohler - Bowles Rice LLP

David A. Mohler

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011
Phone: 304-347-1153

David A. Mohler has actively been trying personal injury cases for the past 30 years, with more than 150 jury trials completed to verdict winning 90 percent.

Mr. Mohler practices in Charleston, West Virginia, but has appeared in most every county in the state except Hampshire and Hardy Counties.

He also handles the appellate work on his cases and has at least seven West Virginia Supreme Court cases reported in his favor. He has tried cases involving workplace injury, trucking accidents, well site injuries, wrongful discharge, automobile accident cases  and premises liability. He has tried and won six wrongful death cases.

Mr. Mohler graduated in the top 10 percent of his class from West Virginia University Law School in 1982.  He received his bachelor of arts degree, magna cum laude, from Duke University in 1979.  He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the area of Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants. He is a member of the West Virginia State Bar, the West Virginia Defense Trial Counsel, the Defense Research Institute and the Kanawha County Bar Association.

Duke UniversityBA 1979West Virginia UniversityJ.D. 1982
WV Defense Trial CounselDefense Research Institute (DRI)ABA

Case History

Beachum v. White, WL 3185152 (2013) — Estate of passenger, who died after jumping from driver's vehicle while arguing with him, brought action against driver.  The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled it was inadmissible hearsay to play the video-recorded interview of the Defendant by the Sheriff in rebuttal to Plaintiff’s case.
Sparks v. Groves, WL 3184920 (2013) — Plaintiff brought action after his home-constructed dune buggy was rear-ended by pickup truck.  Mr. Mohler obtained a jury verdict in favor of the defendant, and convinced the Circuit Court to deny Plaintiff’s Motion for a new trial.  Jury verdict was upheld by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, and found the testimony by the deputy sheriff that a dune buggy was not roadworthy due to improper lighting was proper testimony.
Courtney v. Elias, 2012 WL 3055448 (2012) — Plaintiff brought suit pursuant to the family purpose doctrine against father of driver whose vehicle struck Plaintiff’s.  Mr. Mohler obtained summary judgment in favor of the father, which was upheld by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.
State Farm v. McClanahan, 229 W.Va. 73, 726 S.E.2d 41 (2011) — Judgment appealed to West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on issue of how to properly calculate prejudgment interest on a judgment or decree.  The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled previous payments are to be offset prior to calculation of prejudgment interest.

Office Location

600 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
United States

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants