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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Alexander Macia

Alexander Macia

Co-Chair, Deliberate Intent
Co-Chair, Government Relations
Co-Chair, OSHA & MSHA


  • Deliberate Intent Litigation
  • Compliance, Privacy & Investigations
  • Consumer Finance
  • Battle Group - Litigation

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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
West Virginia, U.S.A.

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Mr. Macia's primary areas of practice are general litigation, administrative and government relations law, and mine safety.

Bar Admissions


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals


  • West Virginia University, B.A., Political Science and German, summa cum laude, 1985
  • George Washington University, J.D. with honors, 1991
Areas of Practice

Battle Group - Litigation | Battle Group-Litigation | Compliance, Privacy & Investigations | Consumer Finance | Deliberate Intent Litigation | Government Contracts | Government Relations | Health Care Law | Insurance Government Relations & Regulatory | Litigation | Litigation - The Battle Group | Nursing Homes | OSHA & MSHA | Public Policy Advocacy & Reform | Public Policy, Advocacy & Reform | Technology | Utility Law | West Virginia Energy Users Group

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Serving as lead counsel in litigation obtaining a preliminary injunction against the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services to provide adequate due process for a physician prior to revoking Medicare billing privileges
  • Maintaining extensive trial practice before federal and state courts in commercial disputes
  • Representing employers in deliberate intent and other personal injury matters
  • Representing numerous business clients in federal and state governmental relations matters
  • Drafting and promoting legislation and administrative rules before the West Virginia Legislature and Executive Branch in areas of financial, health care, mining and other industries
  • Representing employers on MSHA matters and before state safety agencies relating to significant citations and orders, accident investigations, special investigations and employment discrimination cases related to safety
  • Vice President, Legal Affairs, West Virginia University, 2007 - 2008
  • Chief of Staff to the Office of Governor Bob Wise, 2003 - 2005
  • General Counsel to the Office of Governor Bob Wise, 2001 - 2003

  • Articles

    Publications & Presentations

    • Speaker, "WV Medical Cannabis Act: An Overview for Physicians," WVU School of Medicine: Family Law Conference,  September 2018
    • Speaker, "The Medical Professional Disciplinary Process," WV Society for Rheumatologists Annual Meeting, August 2018
    • Speaker, "Senate Bill 273: The Opioid Reduction Act of 2018," WV State Medical Association Annual Meeting, August 2018
    • Speaker, "Ethics and Politics: An Oxymoron,” Public Relations Society of America, August 2016
    • Co-presenter, "Civil and Criminal Prosecutions under the Mine Act” WV Coal Mining Symposium, January 2016
    • Co-presenter, "Recent Developments in Record Keeping and Record Production Requirements," EMLF, September 2014
    • Presenter, "Stay Connected, but not in Trouble - Social Media and Business Etiquette," AIA West Virginia Chapter Meeting, May 2014
    • Co-presenter, "MSHA Update," WV Coal Association, January 2014
    • Presenter, "The Future of Coal," State Law Resource Group, Fall 2012
    • Presenter, "MSHA Right to Information under the Mine Act," September 2012
    • Co-presenter, "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act," WV Society for CPAs, June 2012
    • Presenter, "Mr. Main's Magical Toolbox," EMLF: 32nd Annual Institute, May 2011
    • Author, "Stand and Deliver: Compelling the Production of Private Medical Records in the Course of Part 50 Audits," EMLF Journal, 2011

    WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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