Larry O. Ford is a member of the firm and has been practicing law since 1980. He is admitted to the bars of West Virginia, the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He graduated from University of Kansas in 1971, with a B.A. in History, and received his Juris Doctor, from West Virginia University in 1979; he was a member of the West Virginia Law Review; and author of "Due Process Applied to Utility Rate Increases," Case Comment, 81 West Virginia Law Review, No. 1, 1978; Member, Moot Court Board; Finalist, Baker Cup Moot Court Competition, 1978.
He served as a Captain in the United States Army from May 1971 to August 1976.
Larry has the following cases that have made an impact upon the development of West Virginia law, in the following representative cases: Longwell v. Hodge, 171 W.Va. 45, 297 S.E.2d 820 (W.Va., 1982); West Augusta Development Corp v. Giuffrida, 717 F.2d 139 (C.A.W.Va. 1983); Chamberlaine & Flowers, Inc. V. Smith Contracting, Inc. 176 W.Va. 39, 341 S.E.2d 414 (W.Va. 1986); Hardman Trucking, Inc. V. Poling Trucking Co., Inc., 176 W.Va. 575, 346 S.E.2d 551 (W.Va. 1986); Rohrbough by Rohrbough v. Wyeth Laboratories, Inc., 719 F.Supp 470 (N.D.W.Va. 1989); Mountain Lodge Ass’n v. Crum & Forster Indem. Co., 210 W.Va. 536, 558 S.E.2d 336 (W.Va. 2001); and Drake v. Waco Oil & Gas Co., Inc., 678 S.E.301 (W.Va. 2009).