CHARLESTON – The law firm Spilman Thomas & Battle has announced that environmental attorney David L. Yaussy joined the firm as member.

He will assume a leadership position within Spilman’s regionally recognized Environmental Law Practice Group.

“We are delighted to have Dave as part of Team Spilman,” said Michael J. Basile, Spilman’s Managing Member. “Dave has a very unique ability that our attorneys embrace and share here at Spilman. He puts himself in the shoes of his clients toward defining and implementing highly efficient and effective strategies and outcomes. That’s what makes a star in the legal services sector.”

Yaussy is an accomplished attorney with nearly 30 years of experience assisting clients in the areas of energy and environmental law. His practice encompasses environmental litigation, environmental permitting, and administrative appeals for the natural gas, chemical, manufacturing, silviculture and agricultural industries.

Yaussy is a member of the West Virginia Bar Association, the Kanawha County Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation. He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He is also BV Distinguished™ Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Spilman Thomas & Battle has offices in Charleston, Morgantown and Wheeling, W.Va.; Roanoke, Va.; Winston-Salem, N.C.; and Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, Pa. For more information, visit

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