MORGANTOWN – Tiffany R. Durst of Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe PLLC said her recognition as one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators for 2018 is a credit to hard work as well as support from her family and co-workers.
CHARLESTON – Delegate Charlotte Lane (R-Kanawha) has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee. She will serve as a special government employee on the committee for a two-year term that will end in July of 2020.
MORGANTOWN – Excelsior Bottom's most-famous son, retired Maj. Gen. Kenneth D. Gray, says he's honored to have received the American Bar Association's 2018 Spirit of Excellence Award and observed the military has a way to go toward gender and racial inclusivity.
MORGANTOWN – Jennifer Powell, director of the Center for Law and Public Service at West Virginia University’s College of Law said “WVU is a great school for those who want to become public interest lawyers,” and the law school’s recent sixth-place ranking in preLaw Magazine’s list of the top public interest law schools in the nation is evidence that WVU’s commitment to public interest law is paying off.
MORGANTOWN – The complexity of modern white-collar crime has pointed up the need for an advanced forensics law degree that will be offered at West Virginia University beginning this summer, the director of WVU's Master of Law program said during a recent interview.
MORGANTOWN – West Virginia University tax law professor Elaine Wilson says she believes “individual income tax changes, standing alone, will generally help most individuals in West Virginia,” but said she does not believe new business tax changes “will make much of a direct difference to low-income individuals in West Virginia.”
MORGANTOWN – Charlie Burd, executive director of the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia believes “investments in the efficient exploration, drilling, production and transporting of oil and natural gas and its by-products present the one best and greatest hope for West Virginia and its citizens.”
MORGANTOWN – Bill Frame and Wesley Metheney of Wilson, Frame & Metheney in Morgantown said their firm’s $100,000 gift to West Virginia University College of Law’s West Virginia Innocence Project was made in an effort “to contribute to the WV College of Law in a manner that would provide direct and immediate educational support to law students and at the same time be part of a greater good to West Virginia.”
MORGANTOWN – The Veterans Advocacy Law Clinic at West Virginia University received a donation of $22,000 recently that was raised by a local chapter of the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) at its Charity Clay Shoot, Dinner and Auction in October.
MORGANTOWN – Less than a month since a man who spent 20 years in prison for raping his 5-year-old daughter was freed, the director of the West Virginia Innocence Project explained why the program does what it does.
MORGANTOWN – West Virginia native Elliott Portnoy talked about his “Morgantown roots” and shared how they helped to lead him to a post as the global chief executive officer at law firm Dentons during a Nov. 6 event at the West Virginia University Erickson Alumni Center.
MORGANTOWN – A Nov. 1 discussion jointly hosted by the Appalachian Justice Initiative and West Virginia University on mass incarceration “(highlighted) the documentary work of artist Raymond Thompson on the struggles particular to family members who have a loved one incarcerated in Appalachia."
MORGANTOWN – The sixth annual National Energy Conference at West Virginia University, which was held on Oct. 20, focused on adapting to changes in the energy industry, according to James Van Nostrand, a professor of law and the director of the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development at WVU.
The war on coal is officially over. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced last week that the Trump Administration is abandoning the Clean Power Plan that was created to cripple the coal industry in America.