Mark D. Clark
Charleston, WV
office 304.340.3876
mobile 304.550.0278
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Mr. Clark's primary areas of practice are oil and gas law and regulation, government relations, eminent domain, environmental law, banking and finance, bankruptcy, consumer protection, and real estate.


  • West Liberty State College, B.A. in Political Science and English, 1978
  • West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 1981


  • Representing oil and gas operators in connection with evolving statutory and regulatory requirements, government relations, defense of Clean Water Act violations and transactional matters
  • Representing governmental entities in eminent domain proceedings
  • Representing lenders in commercial financing transactions for projects in West Virginia, including preparation of loan documents
  • Representing land developers in loan transactions to finance the acquisition of real estate and development costs
  • Representing financial institutions in connection with interpretation and application of Federal Reserve Regulations E and CC, and NACHA Rules and Guidelines
  • Representing financial institutions in connection with consumer credit protection law litigation
  • Assisting clients with matters relating to appeals to the West Virginia Supreme Court, bankruptcy, litigation, consumer protection, and UCC issues, collection and replevin, energy and real estate
  • Served for 15 years at Columbia Gas Transmission Corp. in the areas of gas purchase contract drafting and review, gas contract pricing arbitration, eminent domain, injunction practice regarding pipeline rights of way, general litigation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rate and certificate practice and Chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • At One Valley Bancorp, provided counsel and guidance on day-to-day bank operations and commercial lending, advising human resources on personnel issues and general corporate matters
  • Served as in-house counsel at One Valley Bank N.A. representing the bank in connection with various bank checks and electronic transfers operating issues and regulations
Alternative Dispute Resolution Banking & Finance Law Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Commercial Lending Corporate & Business Law Energy Law Environmental Law Government Relations Mergers & Acquisitions Midstream Services Natural Resources Real Estate Shale Gas Law


  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Government Relations Practice


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and District of Columbia Circuits

Publications & Presentations

  • Author of numerous articles in IOGA-WV monthly newsletter
  • Speaker on current statutory and regulatory developments
  • Speaker at the West Virginia Bankers Association’s Law of Checking Accounts Seminar, 2001 – 2005
  • Speaker to civic groups regarding relevant legal topics
Numerous Spilman Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers, Lawyers of the Year, Ones to Watch 2023 Horizontal Well Unitization Comes to West Virginia 64 Spilman Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers Navigable Waters Protection Rule (formerly the Clean Water Rule) Proposed Rule Revisions for NEPA Currents - Energy Industry Insights: Issue 40, 2019 Currents - Energy Industry Insights: Issue 38, 2019 EPA Proposes Rulemaking to Modify Methane Regulations  67 Spilman Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers Currents - Energy Industry Insights: Issue 18, 2019 Spilman Represents O&G Association on AST Regulations