Tiffany R. Durst was born in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania in February, 1971. She attended Clay-Battelle High School in Blacksville, West Virginia and then West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. Tiffany was on the Dean’s List and/or the President’s List for academic honors the entirety of her undergraduate education. Her academic honors also included an Undergraduate Statistics Teach Fellowship in the spring of 1993. In addition, Tiffany received a Certificate of Achievement from the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences on three separate occasions, as well as being named the 1993 Outstanding Senior in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. In 1993, Tiffany completed her undergraduate education, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology. In the fall of 1994, Tiffany began her legal education at the West Virginia University College of Law in Morgantown, West Virginia. Tiffany earned her J.D. in 1997 from the College of Law.
Following admission to the West Virginia State Bar, Tiffany began work with McNeer, Highland, McMunn & Varner, L.C., in Clarksburg, West Virginia as an associate. In 2004, Tiffany became a director with McNeer, Highland, McMunn & Varner, L.C. Tiffany’s practice included defense litigation, representing insurers and corporations in a wide variety of litigation including insurance defense, insurance coverage, insurance extracontractual liability (bad faith), medical malpractice defense, nursing home negligence defense, legal malpractice defense, adoption, and personal injury defense. In addition, Tiffany has had an active appellate practice before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, presenting oral argument before the Court in both appeals and extraordinary petitions on several occasions. In that regard, Tiffany was chief appellate counsel in Strahin v. Sullivan, 220 W.Va. 329, 647 S.E.2d 765, (2007) and Jackson v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, 215 W. Va. 364, 600 S.E.2d 346 (2004), two seminal cases addressing insurance bad faith and excess verdicts in the State of West Virginia.
In March of 2008, Tiffany continued her practice when she joined the law firm of Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe, PLLC, as a member, in the firm’s Morgantown office. She has continued her appellate practice and has also developed an active trial practice with approximately forty trials in the last eight years in state and federal court. Tiffany is admitted to practice before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, the United States District Court, in both the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
Tiffany currently resides in Blacksville, West Virginia with her husband, James, and their three labs, Loomis, Darby and Vedder. She enjoys all things WVU Sports and vacationing at the beach.