Carrie Salls News

Kingery says 2017 Young Guns 'passionate about West Virginia's potential'

By Carrie Salls | Nov 23, 2016

CHARLESTON – Dinsmore & Shohl’s Matthew P. Kingery has been recognized as a member of the Young Guns Class of 2017 by West Virginia Executive magazine.

Attorney group buys car for Community Unity event organizer

By Carrie Salls | Nov 10, 2016

CHARLESTON – When one of the members of the West Virginia Association for Justice saw the selfless act Shayla Leftridge performed in service to her community, he solicited donations from other WVAJ members to repay Leftridge’s generosity.

WVU partnership with Chinese company targets clean energy discoveries

By Carrie Salls | Nov 9, 2016

MORGANTOWN – A new partnership between West Virginia University and China Shenhua Energy Co. is expected to promote discoveries that could provide cleaner, cheaper energy to countries across the globe.

Judge: Mock trial program aids students, court personnel

By Carrie Salls | Oct 10, 2016

CHARLESTON – Judge Louis H. “Duke” Bloom of the 13th Judicial Circuit recently hosted a mock trial for more than 40 4th- and 5th-grade students in his courtroom in the Kanawha County Judicial Building in Charleston.

WVU Law to offer tuition break to out-of-state students

By Carrie Salls | Oct 6, 2016

MORGANTOWN – The West Virginia University College of Law will begin to offer a tuition break to residents of other states who graduate from any college or university in West Virginia. Gregory Bowman, the dean of WVU's College of Law, said he believes the offer is an important way to keep top students in West Virginia after they complete other degrees in the state.

Carper 'humbled' to be appointed to second term on judicial advisory panel

By Carrie Salls | Oct 6, 2016

CHARLESTON – Kanawha County Commission President W. Kent Carper has been reappointed to the Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission by West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin for an additional six-year term.

Business Portal aims to help business owners 'spend less time with red tape'

By Carrie Salls | Sep 30, 2016

CHARLESTON – Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant recently hosted the first meeting of West Virginia’s Business Portal Advisory Committee, which brings together the Secretary of State’s Office, the West Virginia State Tax Department, Workforce West Virginia and the Division of Labor to provide one information and process entry point for someone who would like to start, expand or operate a business in the state.

Former journalist changes career to attorney, wins client satisfaction award

By Carrie Salls | Sep 29, 2016

CHARLESTON – Kathy A. Brown faced a situation that many others in the television news business have experienced. She felt it was time to move on from the profession as younger colleagues came onto the scene.

Charleston attorney named to ABA labor, employment section

By Carrie Salls | Sep 28, 2016

CHARLESTON – Eric W. Iskra of Spilman Thomas & Battle recently was elected to the Council of the Labor and Employment section of the American Bar Association.

Women Lawyer's Networking Group of West Virginia sees 'immediate, positive reaction'

By Carrie Salls | Sep 26, 2016

CHARLESTON – A group of female lawyers at Bailey & Glasser LLP have organized the Women Lawyers’ Networking Group of West Virginia in an effort to fill a previously untapped need for networking in the state.

Attorneys' community service earns YMCA honor

By Carrie Salls | Sep 23, 2016

WHEELING – Husband and wife attorneys Jim and Linda Bordas recently were honored with the Dr. Lee Jones Patron of Youth award during the YMCA’s annual Light of the Valley fundraiser luncheon. The couple’s commitment to serving the community was a driving factor behind the honor.

Capito's staff offers mobile office hours to West Virginians across the state

By Carrie Salls | Sep 9, 2016

CHARLESTON – U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s (R-W.Va.) staff will hold mobile office hours at various locations in West Virginia throughout September and October in an effort to meet in person with the senator’s constituents. 

Senate panel field hearing highlights importance of energy infrastucture to West Virginia

By Carrie Salls | Sep 8, 2016

MORGANTOWN – U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) recently chaired a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the economic importance of modern, reliable infrastructure in West Virginia and other energy-producing states.

New Biz Launchpad wins $50,000 SBA prize for growth accelerators

By Carrie Salls | Sep 8, 2016

WARDENSVILLE – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced recently that New Biz Launchpad was one of 68 winners of its third annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition.

Some workers in West Virginia bite on Right to Work legal aid offer

By Carrie Salls | Aug 29, 2016

CHARLESTON – The National Right to Work Foundation’s offer to provide free legal aid to any employees seeking to assert their rights under a new Right to Work law has drawn interest in West Virginia.

Huntington paralegal looks to continue mentoring after choice as VP of national group

By Carrie Salls | Aug 26, 2016

HUNTINGTON – Jill I. Francisco, a paralegal at Dinsmore and Shohl, LLP in Huntington, was recently elected vice president of the National Association of Legal Assistants/Paralegals (NALA).

Professor wants to use grant to put WVU at forefront of gas utilization

By Carrie Salls | Aug 25, 2016

MORGANTOWN – West Virginia University engineering professor Fernando Lima has been awarded $110,000 from the American Chemical Society’s Petroleum Research Fund to improve natural gas utilization processes, which he said will help West Virginia understand new ways to thrive in the clean energy arena.

Expert calls on state to abandon 'war on coal' rhetoric, diversify energy efforts

By Carrie Salls | Aug 15, 2016

MORGANTOWN – A report compiled by the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development at the West Virginia University College of Law and environmental consultant Downstream Strategies LLC suggests that the impact of the federal Clean Power Plan’s mission to reduce the use of coal to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants could be lessened if policymakers work to tap West Virginia’s other energy resources.

Senator stresses need for broadband access amid small business tour

By Carrie Salls | Jul 29, 2016

WHEELING – U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) began a tour of the state’s small businesses on July 21 in an effort to highlight West Virginia small businesses as a means to grow the economy.

Eastern West Virginia counties top list of local economic investment

By Carrie Salls | Jul 28, 2016

MARTINSBURG – Berkeley County topped the list of West Virginia counties receiving the greatest amount of investment in their local economies, as revealed by financial technology company SmartAsset’s recently completed second annual study on the issue.

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