Alan Ruley is a seasoned civil trial and appellate lawyer. He represents clients in a wide variety of disputes in federal and state court, focusing primarily on business litigation, intellectual property, insurance, banking and employment.
Alan has been a part of the Bell, Davis & Pitt team for 24 years. Before joining, he worked for a firm in Parkersburg, West Virginia, and completed a two-year clerkship for a federal district court judge in Charleston, West Virginia. He is licensed in both West Virginia and North Carolina.
Alan handles all aspects of civil litigation in both state and federal courts, from the pre-lawsuit investigation through the appeals process. He has tried numerous cases in state and federal court, and argued appeals in both state and federal appellate courts. Alan has experience in virtually any type of civil litigation. In recent years, his focus has been on business disputes and torts (fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, trade secret misappropriation, unfair trade practices), insurance coverage matters, and employment matters.
Alan is active in the community, recently serving as co-president of the R.J. Reynolds High School PTSA. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus at St. Leo Catholic Church, and also has been on the board of directors for the Salem Montessori School.
Alan was born and raised in Parkersburg, West Virginia. He received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Duke University, and his law degree from Stanford University.