CHARLESTON – Spilman Thomas & Battle (Spilman) announced that 20 of the firm’s attorneys were recognized in the 2014 edition of West Virginia Super Lawyers magazine.

No more than 5 percent of a state’s lawyers are named to the Super Lawyers list, and less than 2.5 percent of a state’s lawyers are named to the Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list. Looking at Spilman's numbers, 16 percent of West Virginia-based Spilman attorneys were named to the Super Lawyers list, and 5 percent were named to the Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list.

The following Spilman attorneys were named to the Super Lawyers list: Samuel M. Brock III, Kevin L. Carr., James S. Crockett Jr., Eric W. Iskra, Bruce M. Jacobs, Eric E. Kinder, Neva G. Lusk, Joyce F. Ofsa, Don C.A. Parker, Niall A. Paul, Sharon L. Potter, Arch W. Riley Jr., Grant P.H. Shuman, James A. Walls and Charles L. Woody.

Additionally, the following Spilman attorneys were named to the Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list: Andrew P. Arbogast, Angela L. Beblo, Amy King Condaras, Kelly B. Griffith and Ellen J. Vance.

The objective of the Super Lawyers selection process is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas that can be used as a resource to assist attorneys and consumers in the search for legal counsel. Methodology includes a statewide nomination process, peer review by practice area and independent research.

Spilman Thomas & Battle is a full-service, regional law firm serving local, regional, national and international businesses. Now in its 150th year, Spilman has offices in Charleston, Morgantown and Wheeling, W.Va,; Roanoke, Va.; Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Winston-Salem, N.C. For more information, visit www.spilmanlaw.com.

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