Christopher M. Green
Charleston, WV
office 304.720.4071
  • Overview
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  • Distinctions
  • Admissions
  • Publications & Presentations
  • Community Involvement
  • Resources

Mr. Green’s primary area of practice is litigation with an emphasis on federal black lung.


  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, B.S., Criminal Justice, 2005
  • University of Dayton School of Law, J.D., 2008


  • Defending employers at all levels of litigation related to Federal Black Lung claims
  • Defending employers in appellate proceedings before the Benefits Review Board and United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Providing advice and training to insurance companies, third-party administrators, and self-insured employers regarding Federal Black Lung litigation
Federal Black Lung Litigation


  • Nominated by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Workers’ Compensation Law—Employers
  • Six CALI awards
  • L. M. Berry Scholarship recipient
  • Graduated with academic honors and Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Track honors
  • Moot Court Team



  • West Virginia State Bar
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Publications & Presentations

  • Staff Writer, Business Editor, Law Review, University of Dayton School of Law

Community Involvement

  • Member and Former Officer, Kanawha Valley Football Officials Association
Spilman Elects Three New Members Spilman Adds to Federal Black Lung Team