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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Paula L. Durst

Paula L. Durst



  • Appellate Litigation
  • Asbestos Litigation Defense
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Battle Group - Litigation

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

Ms. Durst's primary areas of practice are toxic tort and product liability litigation.

Bar Admissions


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • United States Supreme Court
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Tax Court


  • University of Kentucky, B.S., with distinction, 1988
  • Wake Forest University, J.D., cum laude, 1991
Areas of Practice

Appellate Litigation | Asbestos Litigation | Asbestos Litigation Defense | Battle Group - Litigation | Battle Group-Litigation | Chemical | Deliberate Intent Litigation | Energy Law | ERISA & Managed Care | Litigation | Litigation - The Battle Group | Product Liability Litigation | Toxic Tort Litigation

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Account Manager for E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
  • Defense of a series of large toxic tort matters for corporate client in federal court
  • Defense of class action toxic tort and environmental matter for large corporate client
  • Defense of wrongful death, employer deliberate intent, toxic tort and product liability matters in state and federal courts
  • Defense of asbestos and silica premises and product liability defendants
  • Responsible for document collection and organization of nationwide product liability litigation matter
  • Defense of general litigation matters, including commercial, employment and labor law, and consumer rights

  • Blogs

    Banking on This: Spilman Mortgage & Consumer Banking Report
    Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC 

    This blog addresses mortgage regulations and consumer lending issues impacting financial institutions and businesses from a legal perspective. Postings largely focus on the legal environment in North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, but often address issues of import to a...

    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...

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