MARTINSBURG – Martin & Seibert shareholders Walter M. Jones, III, Clarence E. Martin, III, E. Kay Fuller, Susan R. Snowden, Michael M. Stevens and Geoffry A. Haddad as well as associates Robert A. Lockhart and Michelle R. Fox have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 Edition.

Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than 6.7 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys. For more than four decades, Best Lawyers has been regarded-by both the profession and the public-as the most credible and definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. Because no fee or purchase is required, being listed in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

Jones, the firm’s Managing Shareholder, was recognized in the practice areas of: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants; and Workers' Compensation Law – Employers. Additionally, Jones was named Best Lawyers' 2016 Product Liability Litigation - Defendants "Lawyer of the Year" for the regional sector. Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is honored as a “Lawyer of the Year" making this accolade particularly significant.

Martin, the firm’s Senior Attorney, was recognized in the practice area of Insurance Law.

Fuller, the firm’s Director of Business Development, was recognized in the practice areas of: Appellate Practice; Insurance Law; Litigation – Insurance; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants; and Workers' Compensation Law – Employers. Fuller was also named “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation - Insurance for the regional sector.

Susan R. Snowden, the firm’s Director of Litigation Management, was recognized in the practice areas of: Appellate Practice; Commercial Finance Law; Insurance Law; Litigation – Construction; Litigation – Insurance; and Mediation. Snowden was also named Best Lawyers' 2016 Litigation - Construction "Lawyer of the Year" for the regional sector.

Stevens was recognized in the practice areas of: Insurance Law; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants; and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants.

Haddad was recognized in the practice area of Litigation - Insurance.

Lockhart was also recognized in the practice area of Litigation - Insurance.

Fox was recognized in the practice area of Insurance Law.

“We are honored once again to have such tremendous representation in Best Lawyers designation of legal excellence," Martin said. "These individuals are truly leaders of our firm and very fitting to also be recognized as leaders in their areas of practice. For years Martin & Seibert has been committed to providing the highest level of professionalism and legal expertise.

"This recognition from Best Lawyers is particularly an honor for the firm because it is based on client and peer review, the additional honor of Mr. Jones, Ms. Fuller and Ms. Snowden designation as 'Lawyer of the Year' is equally exciting and very much deserved."

The firm – with offices in West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia – focuses its practice on litigation and business matters. For more information. visit www.martinandseibert.com.

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