log in
Print | Back

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Michael S. Garrison

Michael S. Garrison

Co-Chair, Health Care
Member in Charge of Morgantown Office


  • Appellate Litigation
  • Business Expansion & Development
  • Compliance, Privacy & Investigations
  • Government Contracts

WSG Practice Industries


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

WSG Leadership

Health Care
WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group
Mr. Garrison's primary areas of practice are health care law, commercial and labor and employment litigation, higher education, government relations, corporate governance and board advising, appellate work, and business planning and management. He is a member of the Executive Committee.

Bar Admissions


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Pennsylvania State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia


  • West Virginia University, B.A. in Political Science and English Literature,1992
  • University of Oxford, Oxford, England, St. Anne's College, Rotary International Scholar, 1992 - 1993
  • West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 1996
Areas of Practice

Appellate Litigation | Business Expansion & Development | Compliance, Privacy & Investigations | Government Contracts | Government Relations | Health Care Law | Labor & Employment Law | Litigation | Mergers & Acquisitions | Mergers & Acquistions | Nursing Homes | Shale Gas Law | Technology

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Advising health care clients on a diverse array of matters, including heath care laws and regulations, legislation, contracts, corporate governance, litigation, mergers/acquisitions, and reorganizations/bankruptcy
  • Representing business and individual clients in federal, state, and local government relations matters
  • Drafting and promoting legislation and administrative rules before the West Virginia Legislature and Executive Branch, including testifying before various legislative committees and administrative bodies
  • Drafting and negotiating all types of contracts and agreements
  • Performing due diligence investigations in mergers, acquisitions, and other transactions (including bankruptcy)
  • Extensive mediation, trial, trial preparation, and appellate experience before federal and state courts
  • Extensive media and crisis management experience for several clients
  • Serving as General Counsel to specific hospital and higher education clients
  • President, West Virginia University, 2007 - 2008
  • Chief of Staff to the Office of Governor Bob Wise, 2001 - 2003
  • Cabinet Secretary, West Virginia Department of Tax and Revenue, 2001
  • Administrative Assistant, Office of Senator Robert C. Byrd, 1992

  • 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, 2021