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Spilman Partner Kinney Joins Prestigious International Association of Defense Counsel
May 16, 2023
Charleston, W.Va. — Spilman Thomas & Battle (Spilman) announced that partner Clifford F. Kinney, Jr., recently joined the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), one of the most respected legal organizations in the world.

The IADC is an invitation-only association for lawyers and insurance executives who represent corporate and insurance interests around the world. After being nominated by a current member of the organization, nominees are vetted by the IADC Membership Committee, which seeks input from members of the nominee’s region or state, and the IADC Board of Directors before being extended an invitation. An invitation to join is a testament to the lawyer's professional accomplishments. For more information, visit

"I am pleased to accept the IADC's invitation to join this prestigious organization," Kinney said. "Connecting with such fine defense lawyers will be a great opportunity to develop new ideas and strategies to further benefit my clients."

At Spilman, Kinney serves as Chair of the Chemical, Medical Monitoring, Product Liability, and Toxic Tort practice groups. He also serves as Co-Chair of The Battle Group, Spilman’s high-stakes litigation strike force.

Kinney has extensive experience in each of these areas of law, in addition to deep experience in class actions, mass torts, general litigation, construction litigation, and alternative dispute resolution.

Kinney earned his undergraduate degree from American University and his law degree from the University of Virginia. He also completed the National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia School of Law and the West Virginia State Bar’s Mediator Training Courses.

Having held many leadership positions with the American Bar Association throughout his career, Kinney currently serves as the Co-Chair of the ABA’s Products Liability Litigation Committee and as a member of the Products Liability Litigation Planning Committee.

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.

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