PERSONNEL FILE: Huddleston Bolen attorney named to Lawrence County Chamber Board

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 21, 2009


HUNTINGTON -- Huddleston Bolen is pleased to announce that Casey Baker, a Huntington-based attorney with the firm, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Lawrence County (Ohio) Chamber of Commerce.

In addition, Baker will coordinate the Lawrence County Young Professionals Committee.

"Casey is an outstanding business lawyer and very engaged in the business communities in Ohio and West Virginia," said Tom Gilpin, Chair of the firm's management committee. "I know that the Chamber will benefit from his positive attitude and his focus on business," said Tom Gilpin, Chair of the firm's management committee.

Baker focuses his practice in the areas of Economic Development, Banking, Corporate Law, Real Estate, and Trusts, Estates and Taxation. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in 2005, graduating summa cum laude from Ohio University in Athens.

His studies focused on finance and business development. His undergraduate thesis, "Cluster Theory and Business Development in Southeast Ohio", examined the characteristics of Appalachian Ohio that could be used to stimulate economic growth.

Following his undergraduate education, Baker attended Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University, where he served on the Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal (2006-2008). The EBLJ honored Mr. Baker by selecting his note, "Incubating Golden Eggs: Why Attorney Ethics Rules May Stifle Small Business Development," for publication, and by selecting the note as the EBLJ's Outstanding Student Note for 2007. He also served as the EBLJ's Chief Notes Editor. In 2008, he received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence, graduating cum laude.

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.

For more information about Huddleston Bolen, visit the firm's Web site at

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