CHARLESTON – The law firm Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC (Spilman) announced that seven attorneys were named 2014 “Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers. Only a single attorney is recognized as such for each practice area in each community.

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

The following Spilman attorneys were named Best Lawyers’ 2014 “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective communities and practice areas:
Samuel M. Brock III: Litigation - ERISA (Charleston)
David R. Croft: Tax Law (Wheeling)
Larissa C. Dean: Employment Law - Management (Morgantown)
Lee F. Feinberg: Energy Law (Charleston)
Bruce M. Jacobs: Litigation - Banking & Finance (Charleston)
Don C. A. Parker: Insurance Law (Charleston)
Hugh B. Wellons: Financial Services Regulation Law (Roanoke)

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

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