PERSONNEL FILE: Dinsmore expands Lewisburg office

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 14, 2012



LEWISBURG -- Dinsmore is pleased to announce that Thomas White and Denise Pettijohn have joined the firm.

The attorneys will be moving from The Law Offices of Thomas W. White to Dinsmore's Lewisburg office. Dinsmore opened its doors at 237 North Court Street last May under the leadership of Jason Long, who serves as the office managing partner.

"We are extremely pleased that Tom and Denise have chosen to join our growing Greenbrier Valley office," Long said. "The Lewisburg office has been focused primarily on education law and creditor rights in the past.

"However, their addition to our group of 200 litigators will help ensure that our clients in West Virginia and throughout the Midwest will receive the best legal representation possible when faced with issues in this field."

Dinsmore is the largest law firm with a presence in West Virginia with 475 attorneys. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in the Mountain State, Dinsmore has grown to more than 55 attorneys across West Virginia since opening its first office in Charleston in 2002. Offices later opened in Morgantown and Wheeling in 2007, followed by Lewisburg in 2011.

Dinsmore's growth played a big part in recruiting both White and Pettijohn to the firm.

"The bottom line for me was that Dinsmore has a broader, national-based practice," White said. "The clients I represent have interests that extend well beyond the Greenbrier Valley, so that made it a good match."

Pettijohn added, "Dinsmore offered me a bigger and better platform for my practice, and I'm excited about their D.C. presence."

White focuses his practice on general litigation with an increasing emphasis on corporate law and defense-oriented litigation. He represents a wide range of client matters, from boundary line disputes and easement actions to breach of contract actions and criminal defense. White currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for both Carnegie Hall of West Virginia and the United Way of the Greenbrier Valley.

Pettijohn focuses her practice on litigation matters, including family law matters.

Dinsmore is comprised of more than 475 attorneys practicing in 13 cities throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Washington D.C. For more than a century, Dinsmore has provided a broad range of integrated services to meet the needs of both large and small businesses as well as institutions, associations, governments, professional firms and individuals.

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