New Defense Trial Counsel president awaits 'exciting opportunity'

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 22, 2018

CHARLESTON — The new president of the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia is looking forward to the new experiences he will have in the coming year. 

Erik Legg, of Farrell, White & Legg in Huntington, was recently named the new president of the DTCWV.

"I want to continue to enhance DTCWV’s presence as the voice of the defense bar in West Virginia and to focus on faithful stewardship of the organization’s processes and programs so that we may continue to offer ever-increasing value for our members and member firms," Legg said in an interview with The West Virginia Record.

Legg said he's grateful to serve as president of the organization.

Erik Legg  

"The DTCWV presidency provides an exciting opportunity to serve the organization and its membership," he said.

Legg said he has felt his time with the organization has been a rewarding experience for him.

"Throughout my years as a member and, more recently, an officer, I have always found DTCWV rewarding both personally and professionally," Legg said. "Becoming and staying active in DTCWV has enhanced my understanding of many facets of the law and the practice of law, broadened my professional network and resulted in lasting friendships."

Legg also serves as an adjunct instructor for Marshall University's School of Pharmacy and has previously served as an adjunct instructor for Marshall's College of Business.

Legg was named president at the 36th annual meeting of the DTCWV that was held earlier this year. He is preceded by immediate past president Jill McIntyre, who presented the new Board of Governors officers at the meeting.

Other new officers include vice president Mark H. Hayes of Robinson & McElwee in Charleston, treasurer Teresa Dumire of Kay Casto & Chaney in Morgantown, secretary Todd Mount of Shaffer & Shaffer in Madison and executive director Peggy L. Schultz.

New board members were also named at the meeting, including Patricia Bello of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith in Charleston, Jane Harkins of Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe in Beckley, Mychal Schulz of Babst Calland in Charleston, and Nate Kuratomi of Jenkins Fenstermaker in Huntington.

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