log in
Print | Back

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Karin L. Weingart

Karin L. Weingart

Chair, Federal Black Lung


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

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

ABA Group

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

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

Bar 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


  • 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
  • Representating 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

  • Blogs

    INGOTS: Raw Thoughts and Unpolished Ideas
    Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC 

    Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC is a full-service law firm offering a broad range of practices, spanning litigation and corporate law, for clients large and small. Founded in 1864, Spilman has offices in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. This blog is updated and maintained by...

    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.

    HOME | SITE MAP | GLANCE | PRIVACY POLICY | DISCLAIMER |  © World Services Group, 2020