CHARLESTON -- Robert J. O'Neil, one of the leading health care lawyers in West Virginia, has joined the law firm of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP.

He will practice in the Corporate Department working from the firm's Charleston office.

"Bob has long been one of the most respected lawyers in the state." said Henry Jernigan, Managing Partner of Dinsmore & Shohl's West Virginia offices. "We are extremely pleased that he has chosen to partner with us.

"West Virginia is an integral part of the firm's regional practice. With 46 attorneys statewide and over 320 attorneys in the four states of Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, Dinsmore is uniquely situated in terms of its capability to bring both the depth and breadth of legal talent necessary to meet the array of legal challenges our clients face on a daily basis. The addition of Bob to our West Virginia operations will serve to strengthen that capability as we continue to move forward."

George Vincent, the firm's Managing Partner added, "Since coming to West Virginia in 2002, the firm has been able to attract an extremely talented group of attorneys. Their dedication to the needs of our clients has been the hallmark of our success both in West Virginia and regionally.

:Bob's addition represents a continuation of that approach to the practice of law. We could not be more pleased."

O'Neil has practiced in the area of health care litigation, regulatory, administrative, and corporate law for the past 27 years. O'Neil represents hospitals and other health care providers located throughout West Virginia, including many of the largest non-profit hospitals in West Virginia. He has been recognized for several awards including being listed in The Best Lawyers in America and West Virginia Super Lawyers.

O'Neil graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University and received his J.D. with honors from The Ohio State University College of Law. O'Neil is the former Chairman of the West Virginia Society for Hospital Attorneys and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Jones Division of Business of the University of Charleston.

Dinsmore & Shohl is marking its 100th anniversary this year, celebrating a legacy of client service forged by founding partners Frank Dinsmore and Judge Walter Shohl. The firm is one of the largest full-service law firms in the Midwest and is comprised of more than 320 attorneys practicing in nine offices throughout West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.

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