Dawn Geske News

GMA Legal Conference: A 'must-attend event' for food, beverage and consumer product legal professionals

By Dawn Geske | Jan 24, 2019

PALM BEACH GARDENS – This year's Grocery Manufacturers Association's Legal Conference event is set to be held in Palm Beach Gardens on Monday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 5.

West Virginia DMV wins appeal in discrimination case filed by woman with brain injury

By Dawn Geske | Mar 31, 2017

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles has won its appeal in a discrimination case filed by a woman with a traumatic brain injury.

West Virginia Department of Agriculture to add new division to spur agriculture industry

By Dawn Geske | Mar 1, 2017

CHARLESTON – As a way to increase the state’s economy, the West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) has added a new division focused on developing businesses related to agriculture.

Market collapse unavoidable for U.S., according to West Virginia University professors' book

By Dawn Geske | Feb 13, 2017

MORGANTOWN – Eminent disaster may be on the horizon for the U.S. economy according to the book “When the Levees Break: Re-Visioning Regulation of the Securities Markets.”

Capito urges Obama to stop issuing new non-emergency regulations

By Dawn Geske | Dec 16, 2016

CHARLESTON – U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito has joined 21 other senators in urging President Obama to stop issuing new, non-emergency rules and regulations while his term wraps up.

Frost Brown Todd receives perfect score on Corporate Equality Index

By Dawn Geske | Dec 13, 2016

CHARLESTON – The law firm Frost Brown Todd has received a perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

W.Va. assistant AG to clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thomas

By Dawn Geske | Nov 28, 2016

CHARLESTON – A West Virginia assistant attorney general has been named as a clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas.

Glenville businesswoman named to Wonder Women Class of 2016

By Dawn Geske | Nov 4, 2016

Sarah A. Smith, executive vice president, development and communications at SLS Land & Energy Development, has been honored as one of West Virginia Living magazine’s Wonder Women Class of 2016.

Justice Workman named to West Virginia Living’s Wonder Woman Class of 2016

By Dawn Geske | Oct 31, 2016

CHARLESTON – Supreme Court Justice Margaret L. Workman has been honored by West Virginia Living magazine as one of its Wonder Women Class of 2016.

Students face limited options with ITT losing accreditation as it closes

By Dawn Geske | Oct 20, 2016

HUNTINGTON – ITT Technical Institute is another in a long list of for-profit schools that have lost their accreditation and had to close, leaving students in the lurch with college loans from a school that no longer exists.

Warner Law Offices honored with 10 Best In Client Satisfaction award

By Dawn Geske | Oct 14, 2016

CHARLESTON – Charleston-based law firm Warner Law Offices has been honored with the 10 Best in Client Satisfaction award in West Virginia.

New assistant dean leading WVU’s Continuing Legal Education Program

By Dawn Geske | Oct 14, 2016

MORGANTOWN – The West Virginia University College of Law has appointed a new assistant dean to the West Virginia Continuing Legal Education program.

WVU 'Voices Behind Bars' to examine moral implications of justice system

By Dawn Geske | Oct 7, 2016

MORGANTOWN – The West Virginia University College of Law ha scheduled a “Voices Behind Bars” event that will feature a dramatic reading of a book that explores the “moral implications” of the justice system.

Naturalization ceremonies provide a special, touching time

By Dawn Geske | Oct 5, 2016

CHARLESTON – The U.S. District Court in Charleston recently held a naturalization ceremony for new citizens in the Southern District of West Virginia.

Miners Protection Act moves closer to providing pensions, health, care support

By Dawn Geske | Oct 4, 2016

CHARLESTON – The Miners Protection Act has passed the U.S. Senate's Finance Committee as a proposal to keep health care benefits and pensions in place for miners, retirees, and widows.

Attorneys: Better, but West Virginia not out of tort reform woods yet

By Dawn Geske | Oct 4, 2016

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS – While West Virginia no longer is on the list of Judicial Hellholes, the state still isn't out of the woods yet, according to attorneys who spoke at a recent state Chamber of Commerce event.

West Virginia State University names attorney Mark Kelley to Board of Governors

By Dawn Geske | Sep 29, 2016

CHARLESTON – A attorney with Ray, Winton and Kelley PLLC has been named to the West Virginia State University Board of Governors.

McKinley: House version of energy bill has 'direct and positive impact' on state's residents

By Dawn Geske | Sep 26, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congress has come together to discuss finalizing legislation for an energy bill for the U.S.

Deadline looms for flood victims to seek low-interest government loans

By Dawn Geske | Sep 6, 2016

CHARLESTON – Sept. 7 is the deadline to submit applications for disaster loans through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for the West Virginia floods that occurred June 22-29.

Ketchum named VP of national Conference of Chief Justices

By Dawn Geske | Sep 1, 2016

CHARLESTON – Affordability of bail for non-violent minor crimes is a priority for West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Menis Ketchum in his new role as vice president of the Conference of Chief Justices.

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