Lee O. Hill
Of Counsel
Charleston, WV
office 304.340.3802
mobile 304.543.3013
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Mr. Hill has retired from active participation with the firm. During his years of active practice (1961-2016), his primary areas of practice were public finance, electrical generating facility development and related legislation.


  • West Virginia University, B.S. in Business Administration, 1959
  • West Virginia University, J.D., 1961


  • Participating in public finance issues over a period of more than 40 years in the role of bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, issuer's counsel, user's counsel, trustee's counsel, letter of credit issuer's counsel, insurer's counsel and related roles
  • Developing financings for public and private projects including health care facilities, solid waste facilities, airports, educational facilities, recreational facilities, parking facilities, manufacturing facilities, sewer and waste water facilities, drinking water facilities and electrical generating facilities
  • Designing loan programs for West Virginia public entities to assist in financing such public and private projects
  • Participating in the development and financing of hydroelectric, cogeneration and generating facilities in West Virginia and Ohio
  • Drafting legislation for the enactment of laws relating to the authorization of the issuance of various types of notes and bonds by the state and a variety of West Virginia state boards, agencies and political subdivisions
  • Participating in cases before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals relating to the validity of statutes relating to the issuance of bonds by West Virginia public bodies
Banking & Finance Law Corporate & Business Law Health Care Law Public & Project Finance


  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America as "Lawyer of the Year" 2016 (Charleston, WV) in Public Finance Law
  • Recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Corporate/Commercial: Banking & Finance
  • Nominated by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Public Finance Law and Corporate Law


  • West Virginia State Bar, Inactive


  • National Association of Bond Lawyers

Community Involvement

  • Prior Member, Board of Visitors, West Virginia University School of Medicine
  • Prior Member, West Virginia University Athletic Council
  • Past President, Charleston Exchange Club
  • Past President, Charleston Estate Planning Council
  • Past President, Berry Hills Country Club
  • Past President, Kanawha County Chapter, West Virginia University Alumni Association
  • Panelist and Moderator, National Association of Bond Lawyers Workshop
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