PERSONNEL FILE: Spilman attorney joins prestigious Lawyers for Civil Justice

By The West Virginia Record | Dec 11, 2008


CHARLESTON -– Spilman Thomas & Battle has announced that Neva G. Lusk, a member of the firm, was approved for membership in Lawyers for Civil Justice "LCJ."

The LCJ is a national coalition of defense trial lawyer organizations and corporations seeking to restore and maintain balance in the civil justice system. LCJ's long range goals include reducing the costs of litigation, ensuring more predictability in damage awards, and reducing the costs and burdens associated with discovery.

LCJ accomplishes civil justice reform through dedicated participation in the legislative process in a way that persuasively presents the defense perspective. Goals include preserving the availability of protective orders and confidentiality agreements maintaining the security of a business' proprietary or sensitive information; enacting fair and reasonable E-Discovery reforms to relieve businesses from the expense and burden associated with the discovery of electronic evidence; scrutinizing the admission of Expert Evidence to keep flawed and misleading "junk science" out of the courtroom, and initiating procedural rules reforms which will provide judges with the tools necessary to terminate early those lawsuits that have no merit.

The LCJ network consists of prominent defense counsel throughout the country including major corporations, the leadership of the DRI, Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, and the International Association of Defense Counsel. Collectively these organizations and the law firms that comprise LCJ's Associate Members representing over 40,000 private practice lawyers nationwide.

Through the combined efforts of the LCJ and its defense bar organizations, the LCJ is able to rapidly respond with grass roots efforts in all 50 states and on the national level.

Lusk primarily practices in the area of general litigation, with emphasis on product liability, toxic torts and class actions. She received her B.A. in 1977 from Marshall University and her J.D. in 1980 from West Virginia University.

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.

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