CHARLESTON -- The law firm Spilman Thomas & Battle has announced that Lisa M. Kerr joined the Charleston office as Counsel. Her primary area of practice is litigation with a focus on insurance and bad faith.

Kerr has more than 15 years of experience handling all aspects of litigation and defending clients in challenging and complex matters. She continues to devise novel and effective theories of defense in such diverse areas as oil and gas, antitrust, mass tort and trade secret.

Kerr received her B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Oklahoma, where she was member of Phi Beta Kappa. She later earned her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was Articles Editor for California Law Review.

Spilman Thomas & Battle is a full-service law firm with more than 130 attorneys. Founded in 1864, Spilman has offices in Charleston, Morgantown and Wheeling, W.Va.; Mechanicsburg and Pittsburgh, Pa.; Winston-Salem, N.C.; and Roanoke, Va.

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