PERSONNEL FILE: Huddleston Bolen lawyers named Best in America

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 27, 2007

HUNTINGTON -- Huddleston Bolen, a law firm headquartered in Huntington, has announced that 15 of their lawyers have been honored with the distinction of "2008 Best Lawyer in America."

Partners Fred Adkins, Richard Bolen, James Cleveland, Thomas Gilpin, Angela Konrad, Luke Lafferre, John Mahaney, Robert Massie, Thomas Murray, Kevin Nelson, Christopher Plybon, Mary Sanders, Bruce Stout, James Turner and Marc Williams were recognized in the prestigious publication.

To be nominated and selected, attorneys are reviewed by an extensive jury of their peers from across the nation. Published by Woodward and White since 1983, the annual publication is amongst the most respected references for lawyers in the United States.

Each attorney was recognized for their efforts in their respective specializations.

Adkins was recognized for his efforts in mass tort litigation and railroad law.

Bolen's area of focus is natural resources law.

Cleveland, based in Ashland, Ky., was honored in the area of railroad law.

Gilpin's area of focus is bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights law.

Konrad was listed for her railroad law work. Lafferre was recognized for his efforts in railroad law.

Mahaney's focus area is mass tort litigation.

Massie was honored in three categories, including insurance law, personal injury litigation, and product liability litigation.

Murray was credited for the 11th consecutive year in his specialties of banking law, corporate, and securities law.

Nelson was named for his contributions in labor and employment law.

Plybon was recognized for his work in real estate law.

Sanders' areas of focus are insurance law and product liability litigation.

Stout was credited for his contributions in trusts and estates.

Turner's area of focus is railroad law.

Williams was honored in six areas, including appellate law, commercial litigation, legal malpractice law, mass tort litigation, personal injury litigation, and product liability litigation.

"We always are honored to be recognized for this honor. Our entire firm is committed to the ability to perform on behalf of our clients. The fact that, this year, Best Lawyers has acclaimed 15 Huddleston attorneys with this distinction is even more humbling. We feel that our lawyers are some of the best in America and we are proud to demonstrate that for our clients." said Gilpin, Chair of the firm's Management Committee.

Huddleston Bolen represents clients in areas such as litigation, transportation law, corporate business law, wills, estates and trusts, healthcare, bankruptcy, banking and finance, real estate, mediation and others.

Huddleston Bolen operates through their offices in Huntington, West Virginia; Charleston, West Virginia; Louisville, Kentucky and Ashland, Kentucky.

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