PERSONNEL FILE: Woody named fellow of College of Labor and Employment Lawyers


CHARLESTON -— The law firm Spilman Thomas & Battle has announced that Charles L. Woody recently was named a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

The election represents recognition from colleagues that the Fellow is an outstanding professional who has made a sustained contribution to the field of labor and employment law.

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers was established in 1995 to emphasize that the legal profession is uniquely important to the world of labor and employment law, individual rights, collective bargaining and dispute resolution. For more information, visit

Woody is a member in Spilman's Charleston office. He helped to create and shape the firm's labor and employment practice group, which is now nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report / Best Lawyers and is a Fortune 500 "Go-To" practice.

Woody has decades of experience in labor and employment law, representing corporate clients such as medical providers, retailers, and oil and gas companies. He also devotes a significant amount of his practice to litigation and appellate work. He is admitted to practice in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Florida.

Woody is a Fellow with the American Bar Association and Chairman of the Labor Section of the West Virginia State Bar. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia in 1969 and his law degree from Florida State University in 1972.

Spilman Thomas & Battle is a full-service law firm with more than 140 attorneys. Founded in 1864, Spilman has offices in Charleston, Morgantown and Wheeling, W.Va.; Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, Pa.; Winston-Salem, N.C.; and Roanoke, Va. Spilman is one of 20 law firms recently named to The National Law Journal's 2012 Midsize Hot List.

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