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1200 Dorsey Ave, Suite II, Morgantown, WV 26501

Attorney Profile: Paul R. Cranston


Attorney Cranston holds an "AV Preeminent" Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethics.

Attorney Cranston has also been selected by the National Trial Lawyers as a "Top 100" trial lawyer possessing the knowledge, skill and success held by only the finest trial lawyers in the U.S.

Primary Practice Areas:

  • Serious Personal Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Auto Accidents
  • Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
  • Mining Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Insurance Disputes

Bar Admissions:

  • West Virginia (1989)


1995 to Present Cranston & Edwards, PLLC, Morgantown, WV

Attorney Cranston has dedicated his practice to helping injured people and their families, and families of victims of wrongful deaths, obtain compensation for their injuries, losses, harms and other damages. Attorney Cranston has extensive experience in, and has achieved significant success in obtaining compensation, for individuals and families in various types of serious personal injury and wrongful death cases, including, but not limited to, victims of automobile accidents, workplace accidents (including coal mine injury and death cases such as representing families of miners killed in the Sago Mine Disaster), premises liability, nursing home neglgect and abuse, medical malpractice, defective products and other serious personal injuries and wrongful deaths.

Attorney Cranston has handled many serious personal injury and wrongful death cases involving recoveries in excess of one million dollars.

1991 to 1995
Law Office of Paul R. Cranston, Morgantown, WV

Opened private practice law firm (which was predecessor to Cranston & Edwards). Focus of practice was (and continues to be) representing injured people and their families, and the families of wrongful death victims, from different types of injury/accident cases caused by the negligence or fault of others.

1988 to 1991
Steptoe & Johnson, Morgantown, WV

Began as law clerk during summer of 2nd year of law school in 1988 and accepted employment as an associate attorney after graduating from law school in May 1989. As an attorney with this law firm, Mr. Cranston carried a large case load of civil defense cases, including defending various types of personal injury cases on behalf of insurance companies (where he gained invaluable experience in dealing with insurance companies).

1987 to 1988
Honorable Franklin D. Cleckley, Morgantown, WV

While in law school, Mr. Cranston worked as a law clerk for Franklin D. Cleckley in his private practice of law, assisting on various criminal and civil cases.


West Virginia University

  • Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Business (Accounting Specialty)
  • B.S. in Accounting - 1986

West Virginia University College of Law

  • J.D. - 1989 (Morgantown, West Virginia)

During law school, Mr. Cranston was a member of the Moot Court Board, was named to the Order of the Barristers, and represented the West Virginia University College of Law in the prestigious "National Moot Court" competition

Associations / Memberships:

  • West Virginia State Bar Association
  • West Virginia Association for Justice


Attorney Cranston resides in Morgantown with his wife, Bobbi, and two children, Alexandra and Andrew, where he enjoys sports and other family activites, and has played an active role in youth sports in the Morgantown area, including coaching numerous baseball, basketball and soccer teams and serving on the boards of Cheat Lake Baseball, Cheat Lake Basketball and West Virginia United Soccer Club.

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