HUNTINGTON -- Huddleston Bolen is pleased to announce that Paul Loftus, a litigation partner in the firm's Huntington office, passed the Out-of-State Attorney's Bar Examination and been admitted to the Maryland State Bar.

"We congratulate Paul for his success and thank him for spending the time and energy necessary to be admitted to the Maryland Bar," said Tom Gilpin, Chair of the firm's management committee. "This is an illustration of his commitment to providing outstanding service to the firm's clients."

Prior to obtaining his license to practice in Maryland, Loftus litigated several matters in Maryland as temporary or pro hac vice attorney, including a large consolidated occupational injury case in the Circuit Court for the City of Baltimore. He is also licensed to practice in West Virginia and Kentucky and before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of West Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Loftus is chair of Huddleston Bolen's Appellate Practice Group. His practice includes appellate litigation, the defense of occupational claims and mass tort actions, hazardous materials transportation law, and general transportation law. Loftus is a graduate of the University of Dallas, the University of Maryland College Park, and the West Virginia University College of Law.

Huddleston Bolen is a law firm with more than 50 attorneys practicing in offices located in Huntington and Charleston in West Virginia and in Ashland and Louisville in Kentucky. The firm, founded in 1871, represents clients in many practice groups, including banking and finance, health care, insurance, labor and employment, litigation, natural resources, real estate, transportation, and trusts and estates.

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