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  1. Workers Compensation: 50%
    29 years
  2. Federal Regulation: 30%
    35 years
  3. Environmental: 20%
    35 years



Hourly ($150-300/hour)

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Penn Stuart

Po Box 2288
Abingdon, VA, 24212-2288


VAAuthorized to practice law198203/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Director/ShareholderPenn, Stuart & Eskridge, P.C.1987 - Present
Assistant Attorney GeneralAttorney General of Virginia1983 - 1987
Staff AttorneyThe Pittston Company Coal Group1981 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
Energy and Mineral Law FoundationPast President1982 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Virginia Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
EMLF Coal Law Short Course, Part 18“Black Lung (Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis)”2009
27 Energy Min. L. Inst. ch. 11“Water Replacement Under Federal and State Statutes: You Break It, You Buy It”2006
27 Energy Min. L. Inst. addendum“Timber Trespass in Virginia”2006
22 Energy Min. L. Inst. ch. 2“Picking Up the Litigation Tab: Statutory Attorneys’ Fees”2002
20 Energy Min. L. Inst. ch. 7“An Overview of Citizen Suits Affecting the Mineral and Energy Industries”2000
92 W. Va.L. Rev. 911“Do Waivers of Support of Damage Authorize Full Extraction Mining?”1990
3 J. Min.L. & Pol’y 375“Federal Notices of Violations in Primacy States: Oversight or Overkill?”1988
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tennessee College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Morehead State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Coal Law Short Course II“Black Lung (Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis)”2010
Coal Law Short Course“Black Lung (Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis)”2009
32nd Mineral Law Conference“Developments in Black Lung Eligibility, Regulatory Issues and Successor Liability,”2007
27th Annual Institute“Water Replacement Under Federal and State Statutes: You Break It, You Buy It”2006
30th Mineral Law Conference“Timber Trespass: Tips for the Uninformed”2005
Online Video and Audio presentation“Picking Up the Litigation Tab: Statutory Attorneys’ Fees,”2002
Winter Workshops“Handling Environmental Crises: Case Studies,”2001
South Region Mining Conference“Dust and the Single Shift,”2001
26th Mineral Law Conference“Ownership and Use of Mining Wastes and Mined-Out Voids: Who Gets the Leftovers?”2001
22nd Annual Institute“Picking Up the Litigation Tab: Statutory Attorneys’ Fees,”2001
2000 Mining Lawyers Conference“Monetizing Your Litigation Investment: A Primer on Attorneys’ Fee Statutes,”2000
20th Annual InstituteOverview of Citizen Suits Affecting the Mineral and Energy Industries1999
The Federal Surface Mining Control & Reclamation Act of 1977“A Practitioner’s Guide to the AVS,”1989
Coal Mine Subsidence“Federal Legislation and OSM Regulation of Subsidence,”1989
Surface Mining Update“Direct Enforcement by OSM in Primacy States,”1986
Second Annual Conference“Exemptions Under SMCRA,”1985
First Annual Conference of Government Mining Attorneys“Permitting in Virginia,”1984