CHARLESTON – The law firm Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC (Spilman) announced that 55 firm attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014 directory of leading attorneys. This number represents 40 percent of Spilman attorneys.

Best Lawyers, published by Woodward White, Inc., is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which nearly 50,000 leading attorneys cast almost 5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. More information on the research process can be found at www.bestlawyers.com.

The following Spilman attorneys were selected by their peers in their respective areas of practice:

John F. Allevato: Litigation & Controversy – Tax, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
N.A. Ammar, Jr.: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Trusts and Estates
Andrew P. Arbogast: Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Actions – Defendants
Michael J. Basile: Government Relations Practice, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
H. Dill Battle III: Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
Paul M. Black: Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Financial Services Regulation Law
M. Ann Bradley: Environmental Law
Lewis G. Brewer: Employment Law – Individuals
Samuel M. Brock III: Litigation – ERISA
Kevin L. Carr: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management,
Carl H. Cather, III: Corporate Law
Amy King Condaras: Banking and Finance Law
James S. Crockett, Jr.: Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Environmental
David R. Croft: Tax Law
K. Paul Davis: Corporate Law
F. B. Webster Day: Corporate Law, Public Finance Law
Larissa C. Dean: Employment Law – Management
Paula L. Durst: Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Actions – Defendants
Lee F. Feinberg: Energy Law
David P. Ferretti: Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Kelly B. Griffith: Commercial Litigation
Mark E. Heath: Energy Law
Carl H. Hellerstedt, Jr.: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor & Employment
Brian C. Helmick: Corporate Law
William M. Herlihy: Corporate Law, Energy Law, Natural Resources Law
Elliot G. Hicks: Commercial Litigation, Mediation
Lee O. Hill: Corporate Law, Public Finance Law
William T. Holmes: Litigation – Real Estate, Real Estate Law
Nathaniel C. Hunter: Real Estate Law
Eric W. Iskra: Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor & Employment
Bruce M. Jacobs: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Corporate Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Litigation - Bankruptcy
Heather Heiskell Jones: Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Actions – Defendants
Eric E. Kinder: Litigation – Labor & Employment
Neva G. Lusk: Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Olin R. Melchionna, Jr.: Trusts and Estates
John J. Nesius (Retired, Of Counsel): Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Joyce F. Ofsa: Real Estate Law
Don C. A. Parker: Insurance Law
Niall A. Paul: Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Labor & Employment, Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Actions – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Sharon L. Potter: Commercial Litigation
Arch W. Riley, Jr.: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Edward W. Rugeley III: Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Actions – Defendants
Ronald W. Schuler: Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
David B. Shapiro: Corporate Law
Douglas T. Stark: Commercial Litigation
Dale W. Steager: Tax Law
John R. Teare, Jr.: Litigation – Labor & Employment
King F. Tower: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management
Allyn G. Turner: Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental, Water Law
James A. Walls: Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Labor & Employment
Karin L. Weingart: Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
Hugh B. Wellons: Banking and Finance Law, Biotechnology Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Securities/ Capital Markets Law
John C. “Max” Wilkinson: Environmental Law
Derrick Price Williamson: Energy Law
Charles L. Woody: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor & Employment

Spilman Thomas & Battle is a full-service law firm with more than 140 attorneys. Founded in 1864, Spilman has offices in Charleston, Morgantown and Wheeling; Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, Pa.; Winston-Salem, N.C.; and Roanoke, Va. For more information visit www.spilmanlaw.com.

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