CHARLESTON -- Spilman Thomas & Battle recently announced that Niall A. Paul, a member of the firm, has been named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA).
According to the LCA, "The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society established to reflect the new face of the American bar. Membership is limited, representing less than one-half of 1 percent of American lawyers and is by invitation only. The composition of the LCA is aggressively diverse, with recognition of excellence among American litigation and trial counsel across all segments of the bar. The purpose of the LCA is to recognize deserving, experienced, and highly qualified lawyers, to provide an additional outlet for scholarly authorship of legal articles on trial and litigation practice, to provide additional sources for professional development, to promote superior advocacy and ethical standards in the practice of law, and to assist in community involvement by its membership."
Membership includes placement of a maximum of 3,500 fellows, who are selected and invited into Fellowship after being evaluated on effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation and trial work, along with ethical reputation.
Paul's primary areas of practice are litigation and appellate practice focusing on complex tort litigation, commercial and employment litigation.
He received his B.A. in Philosophy and Religion, cum laude, in 1987 from Bridgewater College of Virginia. He received his J.D. in 1990 from University of Richmond, T. C. Williams School of Law.
Spilman Thomas & Battle is a full-service law firm with more than 100 attorneys. Founded in 1864, Spilman has offices in Charleston, Morgantown and Wheeling in West Virginia; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Winston-Salem, N.C.; and Roanoke, Va.