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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC  

Legal Services | West Virginia, USA

tel: +1 304 340 3800 | fax: +1 304 340 3801
300 Kanawha Boulevard, East | Charleston | West Virginia | 25301 | USA

Main Contacts

Eric  Iskra

Eric W. IskraChair, Labor and Employment

Jeffrey  Patton

Jeffrey D. PattonMember in Charge of Winston-Salem Office

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC's Overview

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC is a full-service law firm with more than 140 attorneys and offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic region (West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania). The firm has been serving the legal needs of local, state, national and international businesses for nearly 150 years. Spilman attorneys have the knowledge and experience to help clients navigate the legal process and are able to offer exceptional value to clients through comparatively lower hourly rates and alternative fee approaches. Firm professionals have been carefully trained to serve as an extension of the client’s management team – to work creatively and proactively with the client, preventing problems when possible and providing careful, efficient legal guidance on issues as varied as contract law and class action lawsuits. Spilman’s commitment to excellence is at the core of the firm’s foundation, and today that commitment is coupled with a passion for delivering value. Excellence. Value. It's how Spilman helps clients Get There!

  • Year this Office was Established: 1864
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 7
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 140


Areas of Practice
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
  • Bond Counsel
  • Business Expansion & Development
  • Community Banking
  • Construction Law
  • Consumer Finance Litigation
  • Corporate & Business Law
  • E-Discovery
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental
  • ERISA & Managed Care
  • Federal Black Lung
  • Federal Taxation
  • FERC Compliance
  • Government Relations
  • Health Care
  • Immigration & Naturalization
  • Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Govt. Relations/ Regulatory
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Development
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation Defense
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Medical Monitoring
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Natural Resources
  • Product Liability Litigation
  • Public Finance
  • Public Policy, Advocacy & Reform
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Shale Gas
  • State & Local Taxation
  • The Battle Group - Litigation
  • Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Utility, Energy & Communications
  • Wills, Estates & Trusts
  • Workers' Compensation


John   Allevato

John F. AllevatoCo-Chair, Federal Taxation

Nathan   Atkinson

Nathan B. AtkinsonCo-Chair, Shale Gas Group

Michael  Basile

Michael J. BasileManaging Member

Kevin Carr

Kevin L. CarrCo-Chair, Labor and Employment

James   Crockett

James S. Crockett, Jr.Co-Chair, Deliberate Intent

David  Ferretti

David P. FerrettiMember in Charge of Lawyer Administration

Mark  Heath

Mark E. HeathCo-Chair, OSHA & MSHA

Brian  Helmick

Brian C. HelmickChair, Corporate Department

William  Herlihy

William M. HerlihyCo-Chair, Energy

Eric  Iskra

Eric W. IskraChair, Labor and Employment

Bruce  Jacobs

Bruce M. JacobsCo-Chair, Consumer Finance Group

Heather  Jones

Heather Heiskell JonesChair, Litigation Department

Neva  Lusk

Neva G. LuskCo-Chair, Medical Monitoring

Alexander  Macia

Alexander MaciaCo-Chair, Deliberate Intent

Joyce Ofsa

Joyce Fleming OfsaCo-Chair, Real Estate Group

Don  Parker

Don C. A. ParkerCo-Chair, Appellate Group

Jeffrey  Patton

Jeffrey D. PattonMember in Charge of Winston-Salem Office

Edward  Rugeley

Edward W. RugeleyChair, Asbestos Litigation Group

Grant  Shuman

Grant P. H. ShumanChair, ERISA & Managed Care

Karin  Weingart

Karin L. WeingartChair, Federal Black Lung

David Yaussy

David L. YaussyChair, Environmental

Senior Attorneys & Associates



Thomas Bailey

Thomas S. BaileyGovernment Relations & IT Specialist

Angela  Beblo

Angela L. BebloSenior Attorney

Sandra  Burch

Sandra D. BurchProject Manager, The Battle Group

Jane  Cline

Jane L. ClineDirector of Public Policy

Amy  Condaras

Amy King CondarasCo-Chair, Banking and Finance

Betty Evans-Pagur

Betty J. Evans-PagurDirector of Strategic Initiatives

Keith  Fisher

Keith D. FisherSenior Attorney

Anthony Mullins

Anthony D. MullinsLitigation Support Manager


New One-stop Resources for Real Estate Settlement Professionals
Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, August 2016

Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") published an informational guide to help settlement professionals navigating the changes that are a part of the Know Before You Owe mortgage initiative. After months of preparation, the TRID Rule became effective last fall, with the promise to help consumers make informed decisions about mortgage choices. Since that time, the CFPB has issued multiple updates and tweaks to the rule and requirements...

Cybersecurity: What You Must Know and What You Must Do.
Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, March 2016

On February 1, 2016, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) published the Winter 2015 issue of Supervisory Insights. Not surprisingly, the first article dealt with the most important issue facing the financial industry today – cybersecurity. In “A Framework for Cybersecurity,” the FDIC summarizes the present cyber threat landscape facing financial institutions, but more importantly describes how those institutions’ information security programs can (or should) be enhanced to address the increasing threat...

All articles submitted by Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC


Spilman Attorneys Named to 2016 NC Legal Elite List
Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, January 2016

Winston-Salem, N.C. — The law firm Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC (Spilman) announced that attorneys Rayford K. “Trip” Adams III and Bryan G. Scott recently were named to Business North Carolina magazine’s 2016 Legal Elite list. The Legal Elite selection process begins by sending ballots to every member of the North Carolina State Bar living in the state and asking them to answer one question: Of the Tar Heel lawyers whose work you have observed firsthand, whom would you rate among the current best in these categories? The attorneys who receive the most votes then are named to the 2016 Legal Elite list. More information on the selection process can be found at www.businessnc.com ...

Spilman Elects New Member 2016
Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, January 2016

Winston-Salem, N.C. — Spilman Thomas & Battle (Spilman) announced that attorney Robert H. Wall has been elected as a partner of the law firm effective January 1, 2016. Wall joined Spilman in early 2014 with more than a decade of experience in estate planning and tax law. A true leader in these areas of law, he regularly advises high-net-worth individuals on estate and tax planning matters and represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service. He also assists businesses and individuals in matters such as acquisitions, divestitures, business combinations and entity selection...

All press submitted by Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC


Banking on This: Spilman Mortgage & Consumer Banking Report
Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC 

This blog addresses mortgage regulations and consumer lending issues impacting financial institutions and businesses from a legal perspective. Postings largely focus on the legal environment in North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, but often address issues of import to a...

Biotech Business Lawyer
Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC 

Hugh is a business lawyer practicing with the law firm of Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC in Roanoke, VA, with a particular interest in the field of biotechnology. He is senior editor and author of the ABA book, Biotechnology and the Law: A Primer. I hope that this blog will provide useful...

INGOTS: Raw Thoughts and Unpolished Ideas
Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC 

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC is a full-service law firm offering a broad range of practices, spanning litigation and corporate law, for clients large and small. Founded in 1864, Spilman has offices in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. This blog is updated and maintained by...

Insurance Reform in America
Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC 

We envision this blog as a place where we will gather and discuss important news and updates on current insurance reform and regulation in the United States. We will frequently be discussing national issues, but may occasionally discuss issues of a more localized import. We hope you will find it...

Spilman Marcellus & Utica Shale News
Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC 

Welcome to the Marcellus & Utica Shale News page, presented by Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC. Here you will find recent news items related to the Marcellus & Utica Shale energy plays. This page is a supplement to our e-newsletter, The Shale Play Today.

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