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Karin Weingart

Chair, Federal Black Lung
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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

West Virginia, USA
    Local Time: Thursday 05:30

Practice Expertise

  • Appellate Litigation
  • Federal Black Lung
  • Litigation
  • Toxic Tort Litigation

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Litigation
  • Federal Black Lung
  • Litigation
  • Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation
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Profile

Ms. Weingart’s primary areas of practice are federal black lung, workers' compensation and general litigation.

Bar Admissions

Admissions

  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Ohio inactive
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania inactive

Education

  • Youngstown State University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1986
  • The University of Akron School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1995

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Litigation
  • Federal Black Lung
  • Litigation
  • Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
  • Defending employers in workers’ compensation claims related to occupational disease, occupational pneumoconiosis, hearing loss and injury
  • Representing employers in appellate proceedings before the Office of Judges, Workers’ Compensation Board of Review and the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, including oral arguments before the Supreme Court
  • Defending employers at all levels of litigation related to Federal Black Lung claims
  • Providing advice and training to third-party administrators, insurance companies and self-insured employers regarding West Virginia workers’ compensation law, claims administration and litigation
  • Coordinating defense of mass filings of workers’ compensation occupational disease claims related to asbestos exposure filed with the Ohio Industrial Commission
  • Drafting legislation for workers’ compensation reform before the West Virginia Legislature in 2003
  • Defending class action product liability and toxic tort lawsuits
  • Serving as defense liaison counsel in asbestos litigation in both a national counsel and local counsel capacity
  • Taught legal communications, written and oral advocacy, at The University of Akron School of Law
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