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  1. Litigation: 65%
    33 years
  2. Health Care: 10%
  3. Appeals: 10%
    33 years
  4. Environmental: 10%
    33 years
  5. Administrative Law: 5%

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1600 Laidley Tower
P.O. Box 553
Charleston, WV, 25322


WVAuthorized to practice law198307/13/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Defense Lawyer of the YearDefense Trial Counsel of West Virginia2014
Robert L. Ghiz AwardWest Virginia Mutual Insurance Company2014
Francis J. Conte Special Service AwardUniversity of Dayton School of Law Alumni Association2011
Exceptional Performance AwardDRI2009
Board of Governors AwardDefense Trial Counsel of West Virginia2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Leader, Health Care & Finance GroupJackson Kelly PLLC1983 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow2014 - Present
West Virginia Bar FoundationFellow2013 - Present
American Bar FoundationFellow2013 - Present
West Virginia Bar FoundationFellow2012 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember2010 - Present
American College of Trial LawyersState Chair2007 - Present
Association of Defense Trial AttorneysSecretary1995 - Present
Defense Trial Counsel of West VirginiaPast President1984 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
West Virginia Law ReviewMedical Professional Liability in West Virginia, Part II2012
Physician InsurerSupreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia Upholds Non‑economic Damages Cap2011
For The Defense (Defense Research Institute)Coupling Evidentury and Procedural Tools: Defending Negligent Credentialing Cases2010
For The Defense (Defense Research Institute)A Practical Analysis of Peer Review Immunity2009
In-House Defense Quarterly (DRI, Defense Research Institute)Peer Review: A Practical Analysis of HCQIA Immunity2009
DRI Punitive Damages CompendiumAppellate Issues2009
DRI Medical Liability CompendiumGood Samaritan Statutes2009
For The Defense (Defense Research Institute)Buttressing Medical Reform Rules: Challenges to Affidavit of Merit Requirements2008
International Association of Defense CounselTechniques for Jury Selection and Use of Jury Questionnaires2008
West Virginia ExecutiveEverything You Wanted To Know About Liability (But Were Afraid To Ask)2005
West Virginia Law ReviewMedical Professional Liability in West Virginia2003
West Virginia Law ReviewA Practical View of Farley v. Sartin1997
West Virginia Law ReviewHospital Liability in West Virginia1993
West Virginia Law ReviewRule 11 Sanctions in State & Federal Courts in West Virginia,1988
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Dayton School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of DaytonBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DRI Products LiabilityProducts Misuse and the Internet2015
DRI Trial TacticsThe Fabric of a Trial: Wearing the Tapestry from Voir Dire Through Examination to Final Argument2012
West Virginia State Bar Annual MeetingTelling the Story in the Closing Argument2011
DRI Annual Medical Liability & Health Care Law SeminarDefending Negligent Credentialing and Privileging Actions2010
ADTA Annual MeetingPreemption, Shack, ADTA and the Talking Frog2009