— Spilman Thomas & Battle (Spilman) announced that Joseph A. “Jay” Ford
, Member attorney in the law firm's Charleston office, was appointed to the West Virginia Commission on Uniform State Laws by Governor Jim Justice.
"I'm honored that Governor Justice would appoint me to this position," Ford said. "I look forward to working with the other Commissioners in this essential role to help ensure uniformity in state laws to the benefit of West Virginians."
Ford was appointed to fill the unexpired term of The Honorable Frederick Stamp, Jr., who resigned.
"Jay is an exceptional attorney," said Michael J. Basile, Spilman's Managing Member. “I look forward to seeing the great work he is sure to put forth as a Commissioner.”
Ford’s primary areas of practice are commercial litigation and business torts, product liability, and healthcare litigation. He also has represented clients in numerous class action lawsuits, ranging from medical malpractice, fraud, and negligence claims to violations of the West Virginia Wage Payment & Collection Act. He serves as Co-Chair of Spilman’s E-Discovery Practice Group and as Vice Chair of the Associate Program.
The Uniform Law Commission, also known as the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, was established in 1892 and provides states with non-partisan, well-conceived, and well-drafted legislation that brings clarity and stability to critical areas of state statutory law. Commissioners research, draft, and promote enactment of uniform state laws in areas where uniformity is desirable and practical. For more information, visit https://www.uniformlaws.org
About Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
Spilman Thomas & Battle is a full-service, super-regional law firm serving local, regional, national and international businesses. Founded in 1864, Spilman has offices in Charleston, Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia; Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Roanoke, Virginia.