CHARLESTON – Joseph S. Beeson, a founding member of Robinson & McElwee, was named “Lawyer of the Year” for his work in Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants in Charleston by Best Lawyers.

This accolade is particularly significant because only one lawyer in each practice area in each metro area is honored with this prominent award, which is based on exhaustive peer-review assessments. Best Lawyers notes that “receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.”

Beeson has nearly 40 years of experience as an attorney, including 20 years involved in the defense of clients in asbestos cases. Beeson has also handled civil litigation cases involving mercury, lead, formaldehyde, silica, acrylamide, perchlorethylene and other toxic substances.

Robinson & McElwee’s practice is multifaceted and includes natural resources law, including oil and gas title matters; corporate law; commercial real estate development; environmental law; state and local taxation; labor and employment law; utility law; litigation; bankruptcy; estate planning and administration; commercial transactions; and government relations.

Formed in 1983, Robinson & McElwee is a corporate law firm based in Charleston with offices in Clarksburg and Wheeling.

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