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Experience WVU Law event deemed a success for prospective students

By Carrie Salls | Feb 13, 2017

MORGANTOWN – Nearly 70 prospective students attended the latest installment of West Virginia University College of Law’s twice-yearly Experience WVU Law Day on Jan. 28. 

Jenkins: Dislocated miner training bill aimed at getting state back to work

By Carrie Salls | Feb 7, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins (R- W.Va.) is among three Congressmen who have taken the lead on a bipartisan bill aimed at providing expanded retaining opportunities for coal miners who have become dislocated.

WVU Law lecturer brings UN experiences to Morgantown

By Carrie Salls | Feb 2, 2017

MORGANTOWN – Internationally known scholar and international criminal law and human rights practitioner Susan Lamb shared her expertise and unique experiences through the C. Edwin Baker Lecture for Liberty, Equality and Democracy at the West Virginia University College of Law on Jan. 30.

Iraq veteran now serving as governor's top legal adviser

By Carrie Salls | Feb 1, 2017

CHARLESTON – Brian Abraham, a West Virginia Army National Guard lieutenant colonel and a U.S. Army veteran who served in Iraq, has been appointed as general counsel for Gov. Jim Justice. In this role, Abraham will be the governor’s top legal adviser. 

Snowden joins Jackson Kelly, aims to increase presence in eastern Panhandle

By Carrie Salls | Jan 31, 2017

MARTINSBURG – New Jackson Kelly attorney Susan R. Snowden has big plans for her position at the firm that involves helping clients in her beloved eastern Panhandle.

Capito, bankers' group support CFPB oversight reform

By Carrie Salls | Jan 24, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) supports the type of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau oversight reform proposed by a bill introduced Jan. 13.

New Business Court Division judge says state 'has always been good to me'

By Carrie Salls | Jan 20, 2017

CHARLESTON – A Harrison County circuit judge began a nearly two-year appointment to the Business Court on Jan. 1, finishing out the remainder of the seven-year term of a retiring judge, which ends in October 2019.

New office managing partner looks to 'strategically grow' Dinsmore in Morgantown

By Carrie Salls | Jan 20, 2017

MORGANTOWN – Joshua S. Rogers has been named office managing partner at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP’s Morgantown office, effective Jan. 1. 

WVU Law student finds way to merge passions for sports, legal work

By Carrie Salls | Dec 29, 2016

MORGANTOWN – West Virginia Law student Paige Diggs has forged her own path in her legal studies. The former Fresno State University basketball player asked herself “how can I forge two passions” of sports and law and found a unique answer. 

Capito says WIIN Act addresses water infrastructure in 'commonsense, bipartisan way'

By Carrie Salls | Dec 27, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) says recent passage of the Water Infrastructure Improvements Act for the Nation will modernize water infrastructure and address flood prevention.

Charleston environmental law attorney named to Legal Aid of West Virginia board

By Carrie Salls | Dec 27, 2016

CHARLESTON – Attorney David L. Yaussy, a member at Spilman Thomas & Battle PLLC, has been appointed by the Kanawha County Bar Association to serve a three-year term as its representative on Legal Aid of West Virginia’s board of directors.

Charleston personal injury firm chosen for West Virginia Excellence Award

By Carrie Salls | Dec 27, 2016

CHARLESTON – Warner Law Offices PLLC has been selected for the 2016 West Virginia Excellence Award by the American Economic Institute.

Capito urges Trump to include broadband expansion in infrastructure plans

By Carrie Salls | Dec 22, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) is encouraging President-elect Donald Trump’s administration to include broadband deployment measures as a core component of any infrastructure proposals.

Heywood named to WVU board at 'particularly thrilling time'

By Carrie Salls | Dec 19, 2016

MORGANTOWN – Thomas A. Heywood, a Charleston attorney and civic leader, was one of two individuals named to the West Virginia University Board of Governors by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.  

Capito calls on Trump to address Miners Protection Act in early 2017

By Carrie Salls | Dec 16, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito is asking President-elect Donald Trump to address the Miners Protection Act early in his administration after a short-term extension of miners’ health benefits.

Wonder Woman honoree Odell finds inspiration daily

By Carrie Salls | Dec 9, 2016

MORGANTOWN – Ashley Hardesty Odell, an attorney at Bowles Rice, clearly loves her home state of West Virginia, and her contributions to the community have certainly not gone unnoticed.

ELIC director: Rent-to-own scams uncovered in wake of flood damage

By Carrie Salls | Dec 9, 2016

MORGANTOWN – In the wake of flooding in West Virginia, some families that lost their homes in the devastation are beginning to learn their rent-to-own housing agreements were scams.

West Virginia jumps to No. 13 in construction business rankings

By Carrie Salls | Dec 8, 2016

CHARLESTON – State rankings released by the Associated Builders and Contractors has revealed that West Virginia has a strong business environment for construction contractors.  

West Virginia Judicial Association elects new officers

By Carrie Salls | Dec 5, 2016

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Judicial Association has elected new officers, including new President Christopher C. Wilkes.

Attorney general hopes poignant winning contest entry helps drug abuse fight

By Carrie Salls | Dec 1, 2016

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office recently named Rosemont Elementary School student Jacey Rose Chalmers from Martinsburg as the winner of the statewide Kids Kick Opioids contest, a competition designed to spur creativity and raise awareness of prescription painkiller abuse.

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