PERSONNEL FILE: Allen Guthrie & Thomas lawyers recognized

By The West Virginia Record | Jul 16, 2009

CHARLESTON – Allen Guthrie & Thomas lawyers were honored by selection in recently published lawyer ranking publications.

Five firm lawyers were recognized in the Super Lawyers magazine:

* Robert B. Allen was recognized in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution

* Rebecca A. Betts was listed for her work in Class Actions/Mass Torts

* George G. Guthrie was honored for his representation in Health Care matters

* David B. Thomas was recognized in Professional Liability Defense

* Christopher D. Pence was acknowledged as a Rising Star in General Litigation

Super Lawyers annually publishes a list of top lawyers in more than 70 practice areas from each state.

Three firm lawyers were included in the Chambers and Partners Chambers USA 2009: America's Leading Lawyers for Business:

* David Thomas was ranked number 1 in General Commercial Litigation and in Mass Tort Litigation.

* Bryant Spann was listed as Up and Coming in General Commercial Litigation

* Rebecca A. Betts was recognized with a number 1 ranking in Mass Tort Litigation

The Chambers publication has this to say about the firm: "This highly recommended, compact group specializes in litigation, and houses a diverse team of high-quality attorneys who have attracted a number of major clients to its door."

Chambers and Partners publishes their guide annually since 2003 and is among the most respected referral guides due to the in-depth client and peer interviews they conduct in the process of compiling their publication.

Allen Guthrie & Thomas is a 20-lawyer litigation boutique that defends, and prosecutes, cases in courtrooms throughout West Virginia, and in neighboring states as well. The firm draws on trial and appellate experience that is both broad and deep: their roster includes a former United States Attorney, six former Assistant United States Attorneys, former Assistant Attorneys General, and several federal and state law clerks.

Although regularly called on to defend some of the country's largest companies in high-profile trials, they likewise represent individuals and white-collar criminal defendants. Allen Guthrie & Thomas lawyers have the insight and instinct necessary to bring an aggressive, creative, yet pragmatic, approach to each client and each case.

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