CHARLESTON -- Spilman Thomas & Battle recently announced the 2011 list of The Best Lawyers in America.

The Best Lawyers list, published by Woodward White Inc., is a compilation of lawyers across the United States nominated by their peers in select practice areas. More information and the complete list of lawyers can be accessed online at

The list of Spilman attorneys is as follows:

* John F. Allevato: Tax Law and Trusts & Estates

* N.A. Ammar Jr.: Employee Benefits Law and Trusts & Estates

* Michael J. Basile: Government Relations Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law

* H. Dill Battle III: Workers' Compensation Law

* Paul M. Black: Banking Law and Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights Law

* M. Ann Bradley: Environmental Law

* Kevin L. Carr: Labor & Employment Law

* Carl H. Cather, III: Corporate Law

* T. Randolph Cox: Energy Law, Environmental Law, Government Relations Law, Insurance Law and Natural Resources Law

* James S. Crockett Jr.: Commercial Litigation

* K. Paul Davis: Corporate Law

* F.B. Webster Day: Corporate Law and Public Finance Law

* Lee F. Feinberg: Energy Law

* David P. Ferretti: Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law

* Carl H. Hellerstedt Jr.: Labor & Employment Law

* William M. Herlihy: Corporate Law, Energy Law and Natural Resources Law

* Lee O. Hill: Corporate Law and Public Finance Law

* William T. Holmes: Real Estate Law

* Nathaniel C. Hunter: Real Estate Law

* Roger D. Hunter: Corporate Law

* Eric W. Iskra: Labor & Employment Law

* Bruce M. Jacobs: Banking Law and Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights Law

* Heather Heiskell Jones: Personal Injury Litigation

* James H. Joseph: Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights Law

Eric E. Kinder: Labor & Employment Law

* Neva G. Lusk: Commercial Litigation and Criminal Defense: White-Collar

* Olin R. Melchionna Jr.: Trusts & Estates

* Joyce F. Ofsa: Real Estate Law

* Don C. A. Parker: Insurance Law

* Niall A. Paul: Commercial Litigation and Labor & Employment Law

* Sharon L. Potter: Commercial Litigation

* Arch W. Riley Jr.: Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights Law

* Edward W. Rugeley III: Mass Tort Litigation

* David B. Shapiro: Corporate Law

* John R. Teare Jr.: Labor & Employment Law

* Allyn G. Turner: Environmental Law and Water Law

* Karin L. Weingart: Workers' Compensation Law

* James A. Walls: Commercial Litigation

* Derrick Price Williamson: Energy Law

* Charles L. Woody: Labor & Employment Law

Spilman Thomas & Battle is a full-service law firm with more than 125 attorneys. Founded in 1864, Spilman has offices in Charleston, Morgantown and Wheeling in West Virginia; Mechanicsburg and Pittsburgh, Pa.; Winston-Salem, N.C.; and Roanoke, Va.

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