CHARLESTON -- Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe is pleased to announce that the following attorneys were included in the West Virginia Super Lawyers and the West Virginia Rising Stars lists for 2010.

Those included on the Super Lawyers list are:

* Gary Pullin: Civil Litigation Defense

* Victor Flanagan: Insurance Coverage

Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. The selections for this esteemed list are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of the Thomson Reuters, Legal division based in Eagan, Minn.

Each year, the research team at Super Lawyers undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check.

Those listed as West Virginia Rising Stars for 2010 are:

* Chanin Krivonyak: Personal Injury Defense

* Keith Gamble: Personal Injury Defense

* Heather Thayer: Civil Defense Litigation

The selection process for Rising Stars is similar to the Super Lawyers selection process but the objective is to recognize the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state -- those who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.

Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe is a nationally recognized defense litigation law firm with more than 100 employees, including 47 attorneys and offices in Charleston, Beckley, Martinsburg and Morgantown. They are predominately a defense-based firm representing major corporations, small businesses and individuals throughout the state and country.

For more information, visit www.pffwv.com.

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