PERSONNEL FILE: Spilman attorney speaks on national energy policy

By Staff reports | Sep 30, 2013

CHARLESTON — The law firm Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC (Spilman) announced that attorney J.C. “Max” Wilkinson spoke at the Appalachian School of Law Natural Resources and Energy Law Symposium. He joined a panel of knowledgeable professionals to discuss the national energy policy.

At the symposium, representatives from academia, the energy industry, the environmental community and governmental agencies united for rational discussion, intelligent debate and civil discourse. Visit for more information.

Wilkinson is co-chair of Spilman’s Environmental Practice Group, and focuses on environmental law and environmental toxic tort litigation in his law practice. He previously worked as in-house counsel at an Appalachian coal company, where he gained experience in a wide variety of corporate legal services.

Wilkinson is admitted to practice in West Virginia and Virginia. He earned his undergraduate degree from University of South Dakota and his law degree, with distinction, from University of Iowa College of Law.

Wilkinson has been an Infantry/ Engineer Officer in the Army National Guard for more than two decades and received the West Virginia Bar Association Citizen-Soldier Award in 2011.

Spilman Thomas & Battle is a full-service, regional law firm serving local, national and international businesses. 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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