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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC Announces The Best Lawyers in America® 2011
May 04, 2011

Charleston, W.Va. -- Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC recently announced the 2011 list of The Best Lawyers in America.

The Best Lawyers list, published by Woodward White, Inc., is a compilation of lawyers across the United States nominated by their peers in select practice areas. More information and the complete list of lawyers can be accessed online at

The list of Spilman attorneys is as follows:

  • John F. Allevato:  Tax Law and Trusts & Estates
  • N.A. Ammar, Jr.:  Employee Benefits Law and Trusts & Estates
  • Michael J. Basile:  Government Relations Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • H. Dill Battle III:  Workers’ Compensation Law
  • Paul M. Black:  Banking Law and Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
  • M. Ann Bradley:  Environmental Law
  • Kevin L. Carr:  Labor & Employment Law
  • Carl H. Cather, III:  Corporate Law
  • T. Randolph Cox:  Energy Law, Environmental Law, Government Relations Law,
    Insurance Law and Natural Resources Law
  • James S. Crockett, Jr.:  Commercial Litigation
  • K. Paul Davis:  Corporate Law
  • F. B. Webster Day:  Corporate Law and Public Finance Law
  • Lee F. Feinberg:  Energy Law
  • David P. Ferretti:  Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Carl H. Hellerstedt, Jr.:  Labor & Employment Law
  • William M. Herlihy:  Corporate Law, Energy Law and Natural Resources Law
  • Lee O. Hill:  Corporate Law and Public Finance Law
  • William T. Holmes:  Real Estate Law
  • Nathaniel C. Hunter:  Real Estate Law
  • Roger D. Hunter:  Corporate Law
  • Eric W. Iskra:  Labor & Employment Law
  • Bruce M. Jacobs:  Banking Law and Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
  • Heather Heiskell Jones:  Personal Injury Litigation
  • James H. Joseph:  Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
  • Eric E. Kinder:  Labor & Employment Law
  • Neva G. Lusk:  Commercial Litigation and Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Olin R. Melchionna, Jr.:  Trusts & Estates
  • Joyce F. Ofsa:  Real Estate Law
  • Don C. A. Parker:  Insurance Law
  • Niall A. Paul:  Commercial Litigation and Labor & Employment Law
  • Sharon L. Potter:  Commercial Litigation
  • Arch W. Riley, Jr.:  Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
  • Edward W. Rugeley III:  Mass Tort Litigation
  • David B. Shapiro:  Corporate Law
  • John R. Teare, Jr.:  Labor & Employment Law
  • King F. Tower: Labor & Employment Law
  • Allyn G. Turner:  Environmental Law and Water Law
  • Karin L. Weingart:  Workers’ Compensation Law
  • James A. Walls:  Commercial Litigation
  • Derrick Price Williamson:  Energy Law
  • Charles L. Woody:  Labor & Employment Law  


Spilman Thomas & Battle is a full-service law firm with more than 125 attorneys. Founded in 1864, Spilman has offices in Charleston, Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia; Mechanicsburg and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and Roanoke, Virginia.