Edmund Wagoner

About Edmund Wagoner


West Virginia personal injury lawyer Eddie Wagoner regularly handles cases involving oil and gas ownership and lease disputes, as well as auto accident litigation, employment, and nursing home abuse and neglect. Eddie is licensed in and represents clients in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and the District of Columbia, as well as West Virginia. In addition, he has assisted oil and gas owners and producers in the negotiation and acquisition of oil and gas interests throughout the Appalachian basin.

Eddie began his career representing large corporations and working for insurance companies. This afforded him a great deal of wonderful experience but was frustrating. Eddie longed to limit his practice to clients that he could know and understand on a personal level. Since 2012, Eddie has devoted his practice to the representation of individuals and small family owned businesses. Eddie enjoys taking on cases he fully believes in and ensuring that his clients leave the office better than when they walked in.

West Virginia personal injury lawyer Eddie WagonerOriginally from the Cleveland, Ohio area, Eddie has lived in the Morgantown area since graduating law school. Eddie currently lives in a restored cabin in Morgantown with his wife Alana, their children Benji and Winnie, and their dogs Sloopy and Waffles. When he is not in the office Eddie enjoys hiking, fishing, working on classic pickups and snowboarding throughout Appalachia and the Mountain West.


Columbia University, B.A. 2003

  • Columbia University Rugby Football Team
  • 4th and 5th Grade Tutor-Manhattanville Houses/Roberto Clemente I.S. 195
  • G.E.D. Social Studies Teacher-Bell Center
  • Semester Abroad-Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland

Ohio State University, J.D. 2007

  • Civil Rights Moot Court Team
  • Research Assistant to Prof. Howard P. Fink, assisting with Fink, Howard P. et al. Federal Courts in the 21st Century: Cases and Materials (Third Ed. 2007).
  • Judicial Extern with Hon. John E. Hoffman, Jr., United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Legal Intern with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office-Collections Enforcement Section


July 2020-present

Wagoner & Desai, PLLC Morgantown, WV

Co-founded firm with Chirag Desai. The firm’s foundational principle is “clients first.” This is the client’s case, not ours. Though the firm is relatively new, both Eddie and Chirag have extensive experience representing injured or wronged individuals and small businesses throughout the region.

June 2012-July 2020

Goddard & Wagoner, PLLC Clarksburg, Grafton and Morgantown, WV

Co-founded plaintiff’s personal injury firm with former colleague from Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC. Responsible for opening and growth of Morgantown Office and creating Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland and D.C. practices.

February 2011-June 2012

Burnett & Thomason Frisco, TX

Of counsel to 40+ attorney oil and gas law firm representing several independent and major producers with practice in Barnett (Texas), Marcellus (West Virginia and Pennsylvania), Utica (Ohio) and Bakken (North Dakota) Shale Plays. Responsible for managing oil and gas title operations in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

January 2011-June 2012

Law Office of Edmund L. Wagoner Gans, PA

Operated solo practice representing individuals in employment and injury cases as well as oil and gas title and litigation.

September 2007-December 2010

Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC Clarksburg & Morgantown, WV

Associate attorney in litigation department of large regional law firm with offices in West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Kentucky. Represented large nursing home chains, corporate hospital systems, oilfield service providers and others in litigation throughout the region.

  • Super Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
Community Involvement
  • Fairchance Exchange Club
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Cub Scouts Pack 60
  • Libertarian Party of West Virginia-Executive Committee
  • Avvo Rating
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Best Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2020
  • Avvo Clients Choice Award 2019

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