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Foster Bird says still representing one of her first clients is a proud achievement

By John Breslin | Feb 11, 2019

Melissa Foster Bird does not hesitate when asked about one of her the most satisfying parts of her career.

'King of Small Torts' Carper inspired by high school trip to courthouse

By John Breslin | Feb 5, 2019

Charleston attorney W. Kent Carper relishes being called the "King of Small Torts," a nod to the legendary lawyer known for the very large ones, Melvin Belli.

ATG LegalServe partners with File & ServeXpress for 'one-stop' service

By John Breslin | Jan 24, 2019

As the era of legal e-filing came close to replacing the hand delivering of documents, one process-serving business knew it had to find the right partner.

WVU law school elects Wessels as new journal editor

By John Breslin | May 11, 2018

MORGANTOWN -- A new editor of West Virginia University Law School's journal has been elected.

From Legal Newsline

More aggressive defenses expected in asbestos cases as new information emerges of other cancer causes

By John Breslin | Apr 26, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Companies named in asbestos lawsuits may employ more aggressive defenses as information emerges that other factors can cause the particular type of cancer that leads to the costliest settlements and verdicts.

Outside money poured in to AG race to shore up Morrisey's position

By John Breslin | Nov 22, 2016

An unprecedented amount of outside money was poured into the election for the West Virginia Attorney General election to shore up incumbent Patrick Morrisey’s position.

WVU professor: Trump unlikely to usher in major changes to federal labor law

By John Breslin | Nov 17, 2016

MORGANTOWN -- Donald Trump’s presidency is unlikely to usher in big changes to federal labor law as the president-elect does not have a history of union bashing, according to a law professor at West Virginia University.

WVU law student fights to increase minority members in legal profession

By John Breslin | Nov 11, 2016

MORGANTOWN -- Minorities are seriously underrepresented in the legal profession, and one West Virginia University law student is fighting for change.

WVU offers legal tools to combat blight of abandoned buildings

By John Breslin | Feb 20, 2016

West Virginia University’s College of Law has published a toolkit to help communities to navigate the thorny issues around a major problem in the state - abandoned and neglected buildings.

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