CHARLESTON -- Kay Casto & Chaney has announced that member attorney Constance H. Weber was recently named to The State Journal's Generation Next: 40 under 40 list and members William W. Booker, Craig M. Kay and Stephen A. Weber were included in 2009 Chambers USA: The Clients Guide of America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the areas listed below.

* Corporate Commercial/Banking & Finance: William W. Booker

* Corporate Commercial/Tax: Craig M. Kay

* Labor & Employment: Stephen A. Weber

Chambers & Partners, the publisher of Chambers USA, conducts client interviews to determine who is included on an annual basis. Editorial comment is based on its research, with quotations used when they sum up the prevailing opinion in the market. As excerpted from 2009 Chambers USA:

William Booker – (is) held in high regard by market sources, with one peer naming him "one of the most experienced and knowledgeable corporate lawyers I've worked with."

Craig Kay - draws praise from commentators for his specialist tax work.

Stephen Weber - is highly sought after for his considerable labor and employment law experience.

Chambers USA covers all the major practice areas at a national level, as well as key specialties within each state. According to its website, "The rankings and editorial comment about attorneys are independent and objective. Inclusion in this section of the guide is based solely on the research team's findings. No-one can buy their way in."

Also, Constance H. Weber was recognized by The State Journal as one of 40 young professionals who made a mark on their communities and West Virginia. This year marked the fourth class of 40 under 40 who were selected by past winners from open nominations.

Weber's primary practice area is Employment and Labor Law, where she has had a positive impact on West Virginia businesses by being an advocate for her clients and helping them navigate legal issues.

Weber has served in a variety of leadership/administrative roles with the firm including, recruitment, compensation, associates, and currently heads the firms marketing committee. She is active in many professional organizations, often in leadership positions. Current positions include: State Bar of WV - Chairwoman of the Employment Law Committee and MCLE Committee; Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia - Board of Governor's; and, WV Chamber of Commerce - Human Resource Committee.

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