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Experienced Legal Advice from a West Virginia Law Firm You Can Trust

At Ford Law Office, we provide advice and representation every day to help people navigate some of the most difficult times in their lives: from estate planning and litigation to business legal matters. Our specialty is maximizing the value of our clients’ West Virginia Oil and Gas interests, by agreement or litigation. We are a West Virginia law firm driven by principles just like yours:

  • Experience. We’re skilled attorneys with deep experience in our practice areas.
  • Hard work. We have the drive to push your legal matter to a successful result.
  • Compassion. We understand the importance of your case and how it impacts your life.
  • Persistence. We work hard to push your legal matter to a timely and successful result.
  • Responsibility. We Keep our clients informed and believe in prompt communication.

As the attorneys of Ford Law Office, we rely upon our experience to protect clients’ rights. We are caring, concerned lawyers who take great pride in providing individual attention and top notch legal representation.

A Law Firm for West Virginia Oil and Gas Law Interests, and More

Specialists in West Virginia Oil and Gas Law

West Virginia Oil and Gas law is the focus of our practice. The population of the Mountain State has decreased significantly in recent decades. Many of those leaving the state took with them valuable Oil and Gas or real estate property rights. These rights have often been subdivided among descendants now living both in and outside of West Virginia.

Whether you now live in West Virginia or elsewhere, your assets in the state are probably important to you, personally and financially. We stay current with legislative, judicial, and industry activity that influence the value of your ownership interests.

West Virginia Oil and Gas law is the primary focus of our legal practice. We understand the implications of legislation like the 2018 Cotenancy Modernization and Majority Protection Act on your personal interests. We also take the time to work with you personally to appreciate the impacts that these legal issues can have on your life. The attorneys of Ford Law Office understand the dynamics of ancestry, value, pride of ownership, and the enhancement of value through hard work for successful results—and we have years of experience in managing these issues as they relate to West Virginia law.

Experience in Estate Litigation for Florida and West Virginia

Our firm is experienced in probate and estate litigation. From wills and trusts to contested estate matters, our attorneys provide practical and experienced advice about asset distribution and probate. We take the reins and do it all so that the transfer of assets can be a good and meaningful experience. In contested cases, we fight for your rights.

The probate process and estate litigation can be stressful for individuals and families alike. That’s why you want a law firm with attorneys who care about your individual situation and the impact your legal affairs have on your personal life and that of your family.

At Ford Law Office, we are compassionate advocates for our clients. We work hard to be sure that your case receives the attention required to achieve a successful result. Because we are licensed in West Virginia and Florida, we are uniquely situated to assist clients with interests in the Sunshine State as well as in West Virginia.

A Knowledgeable Attorney for Business Litigation

At our firm, you will work with an attorney for business litigation who combines the experience and perspective of a national litigation practice with individualized counseling. At Ford Law Office, we address the needs of property owners, investors, royalty owners, and entrepreneurs in north central West Virginia and beyond.

Our West Virginia law firm serves small businesses and individuals who face a variety of legal issues. We work from the consultation stage through investigation, implementation, negotiation, alternative dispute resolution and, if need be, through the litigation process and trial.

Ford Law Office engages in general commercial and private litigation for plaintiffs and defendants. Our business litigation practice is wide-ranging and includes issues affecting corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. We’ve dealt with insurance coverage matters, shareholder disputes, and stockbroker and shareholder issues on behalf of our clients. Bill Ford served as Enforcement Counsel for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and in-house counsel for State Farm Insurance companies, providing him perspective from key components of our civil justice system.

West Virginia Oil and Gas Law Attorneys, and Much More

It is important to have an experienced lawyer who will protect your rights. Our firm has the knowledge to pursue your legal matter effectively to obtain the best possible outcome for you, and we understand—and care about—how that outcome impacts your quality of life.

When you need a West Virginia law firm for business litigation, estate litigation, or West Virginia Oil and Gas law matters, the attorneys of Ford Law Office can help. We are caring and concerned lawyers who take pride in providing individualized attention, yet we are determined to fight fiercely for you in court when needed. Contact us today by calling (304) 626-3116 or email clarksburgwvlawyer@gmail.com for a free case evaluation.

About Ford Law Office

William E. “Bill” Ford, III

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After his West Virginia education, and practicing law in Milton, West Virginia the first five years of his professional life, Attorney William E. Ford III honed his analytical and litigation skills by working as an enforcement trial attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in its Fort Worth, Texas and Miami, Florida offices. In 1992, Bill was offered a position as an in-house general counsel attorney by State Farm Insurance, assisting State Farm's management in operating a major metropolitan auto and homeowners claims operation, just in time for Hurricane Andrew. Later, Bill returned to litigation and trial practice representing insurers and their insureds in Florida and the eastern panhandle of West Virginia.

Ford Law Office was opened in 2002, after Bill and his wife, Lisa, relocated to Clarksburg, Lisa having been raised in nearby Bridgeport. Ford Law Office located its office in the Goff Building in historic downtown Clarksburg, West Virginia in 2006. In November 2016, Ford Law Office relocated to the historic Bastable-Koblegaard House built in the 1850s and listed on the National Historic Registry. Bill is also licensed to practice law in Florida, an advantage to his clients who maintain business and social ties in the Sunshine State. Ford Law Office brings to bear for the benefit of the individual and small business enterprise client the experience of an attorney who has worked for the federal government, a major insurance corporation, and corporate law firms.

Bill is a seasoned litigator and trial lawyer having appeared and tried cases in federal and state courtrooms throughout the United States. He combines the experience and perspective of a national litigation practice with the individualized counseling touch to address the needs of property owners, investors, and entrepreneurs in North Central West Virginia and beyond.

The Ford Law Office represents small businesses and individuals who face a variety of financial legal problems and issues from the consultation stage through investigation, implementation, negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, and, if need be, through the litigation process and trial.

Bill engages in general commercial and private litigation both for plaintiffs and defendants. Subject matter areas include insurance, construction, environmental, estate, professional licensing, administrative, business contract disputes, real estate, mineral, Oil and Gas contracts, deeds, collections, right of way/easement/boundary disputes, wills and trusts. securities and investments, business fraud, employment rights, landlord /tenant, and corporate law.

Bill has also been accepted by courts as an expert in insurance claims handling. He is one of those rare attorneys who combine insurance litigation experience from both the plaintiff and defense perspectives with his experience of actually handling insurance claims as a claim representative and supervising claim staffs for a major insurance company.

Lisa Furbee Ford

Lisa Furbee Ford is from Bridgeport, West Virginia and a 1981 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law with the juris doctorate (J.D.) degree.

She is a past member of the State Bar of Texas and an active member of the West Virginia Bar Association. She is a member of the Harrison County, West Virginia Bar Association, is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia and the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. Lisa practices law in Clarksburg, primarily in the field of Oil and Gas.

Lisa began her legal career in Charleston, WV and Fort Worth, Texas with a specialty in Oil and Gas law, representing Texas, Oklahoma, and West Virginia drilling companies.

She practiced law as an attorney with the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), a division of the United States Department of Justice, and the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a division of the United States Department of Homeland Security, from 1988 until 2010. She is recognized in the West Virginia Law Review as a West Virginia Pioneer Woman of the Law.

She continues in the practice of law as of counsel at Ford Law Office representing West Virginia plaintiffs in Oil and Gas matters and general civil litigation.

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Lisa Furbee Ford

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Lisa Furbee Ford is from Bridgeport, West Virginia and a 1981 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law with the juris doctorate (J.D.) degree.

She is a past member of the State Bar of Texas and an active member of the West Virginia Bar Association. She is a member of the Harrison County, West Virginia Bar Association, is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia and the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. Lisa practices law in Clarksburg, primarily in the field of Oil and Gas.

Lisa began her legal career in Charleston, WV and Fort Worth, Texas with a specialty in Oil and Gas law, representing Texas, Oklahoma, and West Virginia drilling companies.

She practiced law as an attorney with the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), a division of the United States Department of Justice, and the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a division of the United States Department of Homeland Security, from 1988 until 2010. She is recognized in the West Virginia Law Review as a West Virginia Pioneer Woman of the Law.

She continues in the practice of law as of counsel at Ford Law Office representing West Virginia plaintiffs in Oil and Gas matters and general civil litigation.