PERSONNEL FILE: Allevato elected state chairman of ACTEC

By Staff reports | Mar 31, 2015

CHARLESTON — The law firm Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC (Spilman) announced that Member attorney John F. Allevato recently was installed as the West Virginia State Chair of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) at its annual meeting in Florida.

Allevato collaborates with Spilman colleagues throughout the firm’s footprint and heads up the firm’s Private Client Services group and its Federal Taxation group.

In addition to his leadership role with ACTEC, Allevato is Chair of the West Virginia State Bar’s Probate Law Committee and is a Board Member of the Charleston Estate Planning Council. He is recognized consistently for excellence in the practice of law by independent rating organizations such as Chambers USA, Super Lawyers® and Best Lawyers®.

ACTEC is a nonprofit association of lawyers, in which membership is based upon demonstration of the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence, and experience as trust and estate counselors. All ACTEC members have made substantial contributions to the field of trusts and estates law through writing, teaching and bar leadership activities. For more information, visit

Spilman Thomas & Battle is a full-service, regional law firm with offices in Charleston, Morgantown and Wheeling, W.Va.; Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, Pa.; Winston-Salem, N.C.; and Roanoke, Va. For more information, visit

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