I was born in Morgantown, West Virginia and received a bachelor of science degree from West Virginia University in 1979 and a degree from the West Virginia University College of Law in 1984, where I was a member of the Law Review, Moot Court Board and Marilyn E. Lugar Trial Association. I was the recipient of the 1982 Baker Cup Moot Court Award. and focus my practice on trial work, including commercial, product liability and personal injury litigation. I am a member of the American Bar Association (Sections on Litigation and Criminal Justice), the West Virginia State Bar, the Kanawha County Bar Association, American Association for Justice, West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and West Virginia Defense Trial Counsel. I have also served as a faculty member of the Trial Advocacy Institute, University of Virginia School of Law since 1988.
|WV||Authorized to practice law||1984||09/16/2019|
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|Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Charleston, WV||SuperLawyers||2017|
|West Virginia University College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|West Virginia University||BS - Bachelor of Science||1979|
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