Grant Shuman – Partner

Grant Shuman
(470) 571-1006
500 Lee Street East, Suite 1130B, Charleston, WV 25301

Grant Shuman is a native of Charleston, West Virginia, with over twenty years of multi-disciplinary practice devoted to finding creative, practical solutions for a broad range of employee benefits issues, leading agile, responsive teams, and providing trusted counsel to clients ranging from local businesses to Fortune 500 companies. He works from HBL’s Charleston, West Virginia office. Grant’s primary areas of practice are ERISA legal compliance and ERISA litigation.

In addition, Grant is the Chairman of the Board of the Willy Foundation, Inc., which is a private family foundation dedicated to supporting leadership, community service, academic excellence, and athletic achievement in our community’s youth.


  • Juris Doctor, West Virginia University
  • Bachelor of Arts, James Madison University


  • Representing pension benefit plans and welfare benefit plans before state and federal courts in ERISA and managed care matters such as billing disputes, benefit claims, allegations of breach of fiduciary duty, discrimination claims, and subrogation actions
  • Advising employers, insurers, welfare benefit plans, pension benefit plans, and plan administrators concerning ERISA compliance, including drafting legal opinions, plan documents, summary plan descriptions, and third-party administration agreements
  • Representing and advising employers, pension benefit plans, welfare benefit plans, managed care organizations, and health care entities in matters involving regulatory compliance, billing, governmental oversight, and policy implementation, including disputes with CMS, privacy issues under HIPAA, and guidance regarding the requirements of the PPACA
  • Representing employers in employment litigation before state and federal courts, particularly in cases involving termination of employment in breach of public policy and discrimination


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Qualified mediator in West Virginia


  • No Surprises Act Gives Plan Sponsors Savings Opportunities
    • Article – Law360, March 2023


  • Defense Research Institute; Life, Health & Disability Committee


  • Ohio Valley Jobs Alliance, Inc. v. Public Service Comm’n of W. Va., 2018 WL 5734679 (W. Va.

Nov. 11, 2018) (Memorandum Decision)

  • Gates v. Morris, 2018 WL 1582470 (S.D.W. Va. Mar. 29, 2018)
  • Robie v. Price, 2017 WL 3188572 (S.D.W. Va. July 27, 2017)
  • Young v. Afflicted Holdings, LLC, 2017 WL 2272075 (S.D.W. Va. May 24, 2017)
  • Stenger v. Carelink Health Plans, 2016 WL 1417219 (W. Va. April 8, 2016) (Memorandum


  • Dooley v. Matrix Absence Management, Inc., 2015 WL 4644446 (N.D.W. Va. Aug. 4)


  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Nominated for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for ERISA Litigation (2019 – Present)
  • Named the Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation – ERISA Law in Charleston, West Virginia for 2022
  • Listed by West Virginia Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in General Litigation, Employee Benefits/ERISA and Utilities (2010-2016)