MARTINSBURG -- In-house counsel at the country's top 500 companies have recognized Martin & Seibert, L.C. as their "Go-To law firm."

Less than one half of 1 percent of all law firms in the United States and abroad are selected.

"Recognition such as this only highlights the firm's dedication and forward thinking on behalf of our clients," said Walter M. Jones, III, the firm's managing shareholder.

"Go-To" firms are identified through surveys of general counsel asking which law firms they turn to for assistance. Data is also gleaned from public records including court dockets as well as leading legal and business publications. The firms are then identified in an annual reference guide available to the nation's largest companies.

Martin & Seibert lawyers have gained national distinction in their individual practice areas and are often called upon to lecture and author in their respective fields. Lawyers from the firm have taught other practitioners in the areas of litigation management, insurance, employment law and consumer class actions. Some of the firm's attorneys have also been recognized as expert witnesses. Martin & Seibert, L.C. focuses its practice on litigation and business matters on a regional and national scope representing businesses from storefronts to multi-national organizations.

The firm's senior litigation team includes Walter M. Jones, III, Clarence Martin, III, Susan Snowden, E. Kay Fuller and Glen F. Koontz, all of whom have distinguished themselves at a national level. Mr. Jones has developed a national presence in the defense of claims challenging institutional practices of the finance, banking and insurance industries. Much of his practice is focused on e-discovery, document retrieval, storage, and relational database management. Mr. Martin was recently certified in litigation management. Ms. Snowden was honored this year for her expertise in employment law in the inaugural edition of Super Lawyers – Business Edition 2011. Ms. Fuller has authored and taught regionally and nationally to insurance practitioners and is currently involved in cases of first impression concerning privacy rights. Mr. Koontz' litigation and negotiation expertise is sought after by various business clients throughout the Southeast.

The firm has attorneys who are licensed to practice law in numerous jurisdictions and accepts clients in litigation and business matters primarily in the States of Maryland and West Virginia and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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