MORGANTOWN – Dinsmore & Shohl LLP is pleased to announce Michael R. Proctor has been named partner.

Proctor is among 14 attorneys from across the firm elected to partnership effective Jan. 1.

“I am proud to welcome the newest attorneys elected to partnership," said George H. Vincent, Managing Partner & Chairman. "They share a passion for the practice of law and a commitment to serving our clients that we value at Dinsmore.

“It has been a pleasure to see them advance in our profession and achieve this accomplishment.”

Proctor is a member of the Litigation Department, He handles business disputes throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He also has extensive bankruptcy experience, representing creditors in all phases of bankruptcy, including claim litigation, nondischargeability actions and preferential transfers.

Proctor's litigation experience includes UCC Article 9 litigation, litigation under the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act, deliberate intent and employment litigation, contractual disputes and oil and gas production disputes. Some specific examples of Mike’s experience include: administration of class action funds on behalf of a local governmental entity, immunity of governmental entities in performing administrative duties, litigation of the co-extensive jurisdiction of the bankruptcy courts and district courts, and providing advice to common carriers regarding Federal Transit Administration procurement regulations.

He earned his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Dinsmore & Shohl is comprised of 625 attorneys with locations in 21 cities throughout California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia. For more information, visit www.dinsmore.com.

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