S. Douglas Adkins

S. Douglas Adkins

Huntington, West Virginia

Doug Adkins has been practicing law for more than 31 years in West Virginia. Doug is a graduate of Marshall University with a Bachelor's Degree in business administration. Upon graduation in 1976, he attended and graduated from the West Virginia College of Law. During his years of practice, Doug as tried numerous cases to jury verdict in addition to arguing before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, as well as the United States District Court of Appeals, for the Fourth Circuit. Prior to joining the team at Cyrus & Adkins, he was a partner in a defense litigation firm where he represented insurance companies, product manufacturers, hospitals, physicians and other defendants. This vast experience and knowledge of the insurance industry now immeasurably benefits the clients of Cyrus & Adkins. He has also lectured at legal seminars on insurance coverage and other legal issues. Like his law partner, John Cyrus, Doug is an experienced and accomplished mediator and has served as a mediator in hundreds of civil cases throughout southern and central West Virginia.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Wrongful Death

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, 1981


  • West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia
    • J.D. - 1981
  • Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia
    • B.A. - 1976
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Business Administration

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America 2013 - 2016, Personal Injury – Plaintiff
  • West Virginia Chapter of National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Superlawyers 2015-2016, Personal Injury – Plaintiff

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Cabell County Bar Association, Member
  • West Virginia State Bar Association, Member
  • Brain Injury Association of West Virginia
  • West Virginia Association for Justice, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • West Virginia State Bar Association, Board of Governors 2013-2016
  • Former Member, West Virginia State Bar District Grievance Committee
  • Former Member, West Virginia State Bar District Character Committee
  • Past President, Cabell County Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Former Member, Board of Directors of Davis Stuart, Inc.