CHARLESTON – Legal Aid of West Virginia Board of Directors announced the addition of four new members, and the retirement of three current members, during its quarterly meeting on May, 17.
New members include Bader C. Giggenbach, Esq., of Monongalia County; Tony Spenia, Esq., of Cabell County; Roger D. Forman, Esq., of Pocahontas County; and Robert J. Gaudio, Esq., of Ohio County. The new members were elected through a highly competitive election process involving peer-voting by members of the legal community.
Legal Aid also bids a fond farewell to three members who have completed terms and will be rotating off the Board: Tom White of Greenbrier County; Harry Montoro of Monongalia County; and David Lockwood of Cabell County.
At the May Board meeting, Lockwood received special thanks and commendation from his peers for his service, which included several three-year terms.
Legal Aid of West Virginia is a statewide, non-profit law firm which provides free civil legal services to West Virginia’s most vulnerable citizens, including nursing home residents, domestic violence victims, abused and neglected children, families struggling with mental illness or single parents fighting to maintain housing and self-sufficiency.
In 2012, Legal Aid of West Virginia handled over 8,000 cases statewide.