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Spilman Attorney Hawrot Named Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
July 22, 2020
Wheeling, W.Va. — Spilman Thomas & Battle (Spilman) announced that Lisa M. Hawrot of the law firm's Wheeling office recently was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).

Academy Fellows, such as Hawrot, are highly skilled negotiators and litigators who represent individuals in all facets of family law. These areas include divorce, annulment, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, marital settlement agreements, child custody and visitation, business valuations, property valuations and division, alimony, child support, and other family law issues.

The AAML's selection method involves a long application process, requiring the recommendations of five judges and three attorneys, successful completion of a 2 ½-hour exam, and an interview with three AAML board members.

Hawrot is one of only four attorneys in West Virginia with an AAML Fellowship.

"This is a testament to Lisa's character, skill and dedication to clients," said David R. Croft, member in charge of Spilman's Wheeling office. "Lisa is very deserving of this great commendation from the AAML."

About the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers was founded in 1962 by highly regarded domestic relations attorneys “to provide leadership that promotes the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law.” There are currently more than 1,650 Fellows in 50 states. For more information, please visit

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; Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and Roanoke, Virginia.

David R. Croft
304.230.6952 Lisa M. Hawrot