PERSONNEL FILE: Allen Guthrie & Thomas announces new member

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 8, 2010


CHARLESTON -- Christopher D. Pence has been named a member (partner) of the Charleston law firm Allen Guthrie & Thomas.

Throughout his career, Pence has represented individuals and businesses in a wide range of matters in West Virginia state and federal courts as well as federal administrative tribunals.

Pence has defended clients in cases involving professional liability, insurance coverage disputes, automobile accidents, and premises liability, among others. Pence has extensive experience representing coal operators in personal injury actions and has presented seminars and published articles on this topic.

Since joining Allen Guthrie & Thomas, Pence has generally focused on the defense of coal operators before federal and state administrative tribunals. Pence has also represented operators and independent contractors in serious accident investigations. In addition to his work for the coal industry, Pence continues to represent clients in general litigation matters pending before West Virginia state and federal courts.

Pence resides in his native Charleston with his wife Julie and daughter Katherine.

AG&T 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: its roster includes a former United States Attorney, six former Assistant United States Attorneys, former Assistant Attorneys General, and several federal and state law clerks.

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