Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Legal Services | West Virginia, USA
tel: +1 304 340 3800 | fax: +1 304 340 3801
300 Kanawha Boulevard, East | Charleston | West Virginia | 25301 | USA

Main Contacts

Eric W. Iskra

Chair, Labor and Employment

Jeffrey D. Patton

Member in Charge of Winston-Salem Office

Overview

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC is a full-service, super-regional law firm serving local, national and international businesses. The firm has seven offices located in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and North Carolina, and lawyers admitted to practice throughout the country. Innovative in our thinking and approach, we have erased the boundaries of a traditional law practice to think like a true business. Our people are passionately engaged to provide client-driven solutions that achieve clients’ business goals and build partnerships. Understanding that our value is in the experience our clients receive, we believe in a client-first philosophy—selfless, hands-on, relentless and collaborative. This is why you can expect different.

Year this Office was Established: 1864
Lawyers Worldwide: 140

Notable

Areas of Practice

Professionals

Members

John F. Allevato

John F. Allevato

Co-Chair, Federal Taxation
Michael J. Basile

Michael J. Basile

Chair, Business Expansion & Development
Travis H. Eckley

Travis H. Eckley

Co-Chair, Real Estate Group
Betty J. Evans-Pagur

Betty J. Evans-Pagur

Director of Strategic Initiatives
Lee F. Feinberg

Lee F. Feinberg

Co-Chair, Utility, Energy & Communications Law Group
David P. Ferretti

David P. Ferretti

Member in Charge of Lawyer Administration
Laura E. Hayes

Laura E. Hayes

Co-Chair, Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Group
Mark E. Heath

Mark E. Heath

Co-Chair, OSHA & MSHA
William M. Herlihy

William M. Herlihy

Chair, Natural Resources
Eric W. Iskra

Eric W. Iskra

Chair, Labor and Employment
Bruce M. Jacobs

Bruce M. Jacobs

Co-Chair, Consumer Finance Group
Heather Heiskell Jones

Heather Heiskell Jones

Chair, Insurance Defense
Clifford F. Kinney,

Clifford F. Kinney,

Co-Chair, Medical Monitoring, Product Liability Litigation, and Toxic Tort Litigation s
Joyce Fleming Ofsa

Joyce Fleming Ofsa

Co-Chair, Real Estate Group
Paul G. Papadopoulos

Paul G. Papadopoulos

Co-Chair, State & Local Taxation
Don C. A. Parker

Don C. A. Parker

Chair, Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith
Jeffrey D. Patton

Jeffrey D. Patton

Member in Charge of Winston-Salem Office
Peter M. Pearl

Peter M. Pearl

Member in Charge of Roanoke Office
Edward W. Rugeley

Edward W. Rugeley

Associate Supervisor
Grant P. H. Shuman

Grant P. H. Shuman

Chair, ERISA & Managed Care
Karin L. Weingart

Karin L. Weingart

Chair, Federal Black Lung
Derrick Price Williamson

Derrick Price Williamson

Member in Charge of Harrisburg Office
David L. Yaussy

David L. Yaussy

Chair, Environmental

Senior Attorneys & Associates

Grace K. Dague

Grace K. Dague

Associate (West Virginia State Bar application pending)
Brandon M. Hartman

Brandon M. Hartman

Senior Attorney
Tai Shadrick  Kluemper

Tai Shadrick Kluemper

Assistant Chair, Recruiting
Sarah E. Kowalkowski

Sarah E. Kowalkowski

Senior Attorney
James E. Simon

James E. Simon

Senior Attorney
Chelsea E. Thompson

Chelsea E. Thompson

Senior Attorney
Joseph C. Unger

Joseph C. Unger

Associate

Other

Anthony D.  Mullins

Anthony D. Mullins

Litigation Support Manager
Juliet A. Terry

Juliet A. Terry

Government Relations Specialist
Joseph C. Unger

Joseph C. Unger

Associate

Articles

West Virginia 2022 General Election Overview

Overall, West Virginia’s mid-term election easily can be described as a Red Wave rising, with historic GOP wins in legislative races. At the same time, voters remained cautious when it came to policy decisions, soundly rejecting all four constitutional amendments on the ballot in spite of strong support from the Republican Party and business community. That dichotomy likely will puzzle election watchers for a while. But for now, the state clearly is on a politically conservative path that is unlikely to change for quite some time.   State Legislature All 100 House of Delegate seats and 17 of the 34 Senate seats were up for election yesterday...

New and Revised AAA Rules that May Affect Your Construction Contracts

Does your contract contain a dispute resolution section that refers to the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) rules, mediation and/or arbitration proceedings?  If so, then you need to be aware of some changes that took effect last month. The AAA revised its Commercial Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures (“AAA Rules”) to update some existing rules and to add new rules.    According to AAA, these changes were intended to standardize the their longstanding practices and improve processes through which disputes are resolved...

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Press

Spilman Earns 61 “Best Law Firms” Distinctions from U.S. News - Best Lawyers

Charleston, W.Va. — Spilman Thomas & Battle (Spilman) announced that the firm was named to the 2023 "Best Law Firms" list by U.S. News - Best Lawyers in 61 areas of law throughout the firm’s footprint. The rankings are based on a rigorous assessment process that involved the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys, and review of additional information provided by law firms. More information can be found at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com...

Spilman Adds IP and Patent Lawyer

Pittsburgh — Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC (Spilman) announced that Shane P. Riley has joined the law firm in its Pittsburgh office. His primary areas of practice are corporate law, patent law and intellectual property law. Riley has extensive experience advising clients on intellectual property ownership, protection, and licensing issues across a broad range of disciplines. He drafts and negotiates various corporate and research related agreements, clinical trial agreements, confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements, material transfer/use agreements, and collaboration agreements...

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