CHARLESTON - Kay Casto & Chaney PLLC announced today that member attorneys Rebecca Betts, William W. Booker, John Hoblitzell, Craig M. Kay, Constance H. Weber, and Stephen A. Weber were included in 2013 Chambers USA"The Clients Guide of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business" in the areas listed below.

Corporate Commercial/Banking & Finance: William W. Booker
Corporate Commercial/Tax: Craig M. Kay
Labor & Employment: Constance H. Weber and Stephen A. Weber
General Litigation: Rebecca A. Betts and John R. Hoblitzell

Chambers & Partners, the publisher of Chambers USA, conducts client interviews and determines who is included on an annual basis. Editorial comment is based on its research, with quotations used when they sum up the prevailing opinion in the market. As excerpted from 2013 Chambers USA:

Corporate/Commercial: With offices in Charleston and Morgantown, this firm houses a team of excellent practitioners, offering experience and savvy advice on corporate, bankruptcy, real estate and taxation matters. The corporate/commercial group works closely with other practice groups, including employment and healthcare, offering multidisciplinary expertise to clients. Of late, it has been particularly active representing banks in commercial lending deals as well as litigation matters.

William Booker “stands out in the market” for his fine reputation and for “being well prepared.” He has a diverse practice, covering bankruptcy law, commercial lending and mortgage lending, with a particular focus on representing banking clients

Craig Kay is recognized for his tax and accounting expertise, and primarily concentrates his practice on federal and state tax planning together with estate and business planning. “His tremendous reputation is endorsed by many….”

Labor and Employment: This long-established …practice is particularly specialized in employment counseling and litigation. “The team offers consistent quality and provides immediate responses to pressing labor and employment questions.” On the counseling front it also offers risk management in combination with alternative dispute resolution. The team (Stephen Weber and Constance Weber) is best known for representing major healthcare providers and banking clients in the state who previously have stated they are impressed by “incredibly astute minds and commitment to the cause.”

General Litigation: The recent arrival of Rebecca Betts at Kay Casto & Chaney PLLC has further strengthened the firm's litigation practice group. She is a “bright” litigator who is highly respected in the state and regularly advises on mass tort litigation in relation to product liability, chemical sector and toxic exposure.

John Hoblitzell offers multifaceted commercial litigation skills, advising clients on contract disputes, payment disputes and employment litigation. He also has solid expertise in energy-related litigation and is regularly involved in complex tort cases.

Chambers USA covers all the major practice areas at a national level, as well as key specialties within each state. According to its website, “The rankings and editorial comment about attorneys are independent and objective. Inclusion in this section of the guide is based solely on the research team's findings. No-one can buy their way in.”

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