CHARLESTON -- Judges and lawyers from across West Virginia have been named West Virginia Bar Foundation Fellows.

They were honored at the Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner in Charleston on April 24.

For 10 years, the Bar Foundation, which is the philanthropic organization for the legal profession, has selected "those lawyers whose professional, public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and honorable service to the legal profession with the individuals selected reflecting the diverse nature of the legal profession in West Virginia."

This year's class of 19 lawyers and 3 judges joins 132 lawyers and 22 judges, who have been previously selected as Bar Foundation Fellows.

This year's West Virginia Bar Foundation Fellows are:

* Michael A. Albert, Charleston;

* Judge Donald H. Cookman-Romney;

* Stephen R. Crislip-Charleston;

* K. Paul Davis, Charleston;

* Stephen A. Davis, Summersville;

* Carl N. Frankovitch, Weirton;

* Judge Martin J. Gaughan, Wellsburg;

* R. Edison Hill, Charleston;

* David A. Jividen, Wheeling;

* Charles J. Kaiser Jr., Wheeling;

* Judge John S. Kaull, Clarksburg;

* J. Davitt McAteer, Shepardstown;

* Professor Marjorie A. McDiarmid, Morgantown;

* Susan Kipp McLaughlin, Fairmont;

* Wesley W. Metheney, Morgantown;

* Kenneth R. Miller, Fairmont;

* Gary W. Nickerson, Clarksburg;

* Janet D. Preston, Parsons;

* Charles F. Printz Jr., Martinsburg;

* Susan R. Snowden, Martinsburg;

* Gail T. Henderson Staples, Huntington;

* Robert W. Trumble, Martinsburg;

* Marc E. Williams, Huntington.

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