Bruce L. Freeman

Bruce L. Freeman

Charleston, West Virginia
866-539-4690 (Toll Free)

Bruce L. Freeman is a partner in the Charleston, West Virginia law firm of Freeman & Chiartas. He has been counsel in numerous million or multi-million dollar settlements or verdicts.

Mr. Freeman was born in Huntington, West Virginia on December 28, 1954. He is married to Francie (Sanford) Freeman and they have one son, David.

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Areas of Practice

  • Products Liability Law
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents - Including Car, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit


  • West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia
    • J.D. - 1980
  • Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia
    • B.B.A. - 1977
    • Major: Accounting
  • National Judicial College, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada - 1981

Published Works

  • "Protecting The Physician - Patient Relationship During Litigation", Trial Talk, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, November, 1986
  • "Defenses in Strict Tort Liability Actions", The American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Vol. 5, Spring, 1982
  • "Damages Experts", Verdicts, Settlements and Tactics, Shepard's/McGraw Hill, Inc., Vol. 10, No. 4, April, 1990
  • Handling Accident Cases, The Lawyers Co-Operative - Bancroft Whitney, Cumulative Supplements, Vol 3A - January, 1989
  • Handling Accident Cases, The Lawyers Co-Operative - Bancroft Whitney, Cumulative Supplements, Vol 3B - January, 1990


  • "Orthopedics for Lawyers", Professional Education Systems, Charleston, WV, 1987
  • "Medicine and Law", Putnam County Medical Society, Winfield, WV, 1987
  • "Medical Malpractice", It's Free and Legal Radio Show, Albans, WV, 1987
  • "Choosing a Lawyer", People's Law School, Charleston, WV
  • "Damage Expert Witnesses", Mountaineer Continuing Legal Education Series, Products Liability, Morgantown, WV, 1989
  • "Handling Soft Tissue Injury Cases", Professional Education Systems, Charleston, WV, 1989
  • "Workplace Injuries", West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Charleston, WV, 1999

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • West Virginia State Bar, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Marshall University Alumni Association, Member
  • Marshall University Athletic Club of Charleston, Member
  • Big Green Scholarship Foundation, Member
  • B'Nai Jacob Men's Club, Member
  • 13th Judicial Circuit, Special Commissioner

Past Employment Positions

  • Hunt & Wilson Law Office, Managing Partner, 1987 - 1991
  • Preiser & Wilson Law Office, Associate Attorney, 1980 - 1985
  • Preiser & Wilson Law Office, Partner, 1985 - 1987

Pro Bono Activities

  • Charleston, West Virginia- Chamber of Commerce- Government Relations Committee, 1987 - 1989
  • West Virginia Special Olympics- Winter game Volunteer, 1988 - 1990
  • Charleston West Virginia YMCA- Sponsor, Spirit Builder Campaign, 1990
  • Member: Marshall University Alumni Association, Marshall University Athletic Club of Charleston / Big Green Scholarship Foundation, 1990 - Present
  • Marshall University Quarterback Club of Charleston, 2002 - Present
  • Marshall University Thunder Club