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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, super-regional law firm serving local, national and international businesses. The firm has eight offices located in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia and lawyers admitted to practice throughout the country. Innovative in our thinking and approach, we have erased the boundaries of a traditional law practice to think like a true business. Our people are passionately engaged to provide client-driven solutions that achieve clients’ business goals and build partnerships. Understanding that our value is in the experience our clients receive, we believe in a client-first philosophy—selfless, hands-on, relentless and collaborative. This is why you can expect different.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1864
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 8
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 140


Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
  • Bond Counsel
  • Business Expansion & Development
  • Chemical
  • Closely Held Business Services
  • Commercial Lending
  • Community Banking
  • Compliance, Privacy & Investigations
  • Construction Law
  • Consumer Finance Litigation
  • Corporate & Business Law
  • Deliberate Intent
  • E-Discovery
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental
  • ERISA & Managed Care
  • Family Law
  • Federal Black Lung
  • Federal Taxation
  • Government Contracts
  • Government Relations
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education
  • 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
  • Mineral Title Services
  • Natural Resources
  • Private Client Services
  • Product Liability Litigation
  • Public Finance
  • Public Policy Advocacy & Reform
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Shale Gas
  • State & Local Taxation
  • Tax Credits
  • The Battle Group - Litigation
  • Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Utility, Energy & Communications
  • Wills, Estates & Trusts
  • Workers' Compensation


John Allevato

John F. AllevatoCo-Chair, Federal Taxation

Andrew Arbogast

Andrew P. ArbogastChair, Litigation Department

Michael Basile

Michael J. BasileChair, Business Expansion & Development

Elizabeth Benedetto

Elizabeth A. BenedettoChair, Bond Counsel

Kevin Carr

Kevin L. CarrCo-Chair, Labor and Employment

Travis Eckley

Travis H. EckleyCo-Chair, Real Estate Group

Betty Evans-Pagur

Betty J. Evans-PagurDirector of Strategic Initiatives

Lee Feinberg

Lee F. FeinbergCo-Chair, Utility, Energy & Communications Law Group

David Ferretti

David P. FerrettiMember in Charge of Lawyer Administration

Laura Hayes

Laura E. HayesCo-Chair, Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Group

Mark Heath

Mark E. HeathCo-Chair, OSHA & MSHA

William Herlihy

William M. HerlihyChair, Natural Resources

Eric Iskra

Eric W. IskraChair, Labor and Employment

Bruce Jacobs

Bruce M. JacobsCo-Chair, Consumer Finance Group

Heather Jones

Heather Heiskell JonesChair, Insurance Defense

Clifford Kinney

Clifford F. Kinney, Jr.Co-Chair, Medical Monitoring, Product Liability Litigation, and Toxic Tort Litigation s

Neva Lusk

Neva G. LuskChair, E-Discovery

Alexander Macia

Alexander MaciaCo-Chair, Deliberate Intent

Joyce Ofsa

Joyce Fleming OfsaCo-Chair, Real Estate Group

Paul Papadopoulos

Paul G. PapadopoulosCo-Chair, State & Local Taxation

Don Parker

Don C. A. ParkerChair, Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith

Jeffrey Patton

Jeffrey D. PattonMember in Charge of Winston-Salem Office

Peter Pearl

Peter M. PearlMember in Charge of Roanoke Office

Jason Pizatella

Jason C. PizatellaCo-Chair, Government Relations

Nicholas Preservati

Nicholas S. PreservatiCo-Chair, Energy

Edward Rugeley

Edward W. RugeleyAssociate Supervisor

Grant Shuman

Grant P. H. ShumanChair, ERISA & Managed Care

Gerald Titus

Gerald M. Titus, IIICo-Chair, Commercial Trucking & Transportation

Karin Weingart

Karin L. WeingartChair, Federal Black Lung

Derrick Williamson

Derrick Price WilliamsonCo-Chair, Utility, Energy & Communications Law Group

David Yaussy

David L. YaussyChair, Environmental

Senior Attorneys & Associates

Joseph Ford

Joseph A. (Jay) FordSenior Attorney

Tai Kluemper

Tai Shadrick KluemperAssistant Chair, Recruiting

Sarah Kowalkowski

Sarah E. KowalkowskiSenior Attorney

James Simon

James E. SimonSenior Attorney

Chelsea Thompson

Chelsea E. ThompsonSenior Attorney



Anthony Mullins

Anthony D. MullinsLitigation Support Manager


Unprecedented: COVID-19 Litigation Insights, Volume 2, Issue 10
Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, May 2021

Welcome to the tenth issue of the 2021 edition of Unprecedented. The big news from the past two weeks was the Center for Disease Control’s announcement of new guidance allowing fully vaccinated individuals to go unmasked in nearly all circumstances. The announcement was unexpected and sent governments and businesses scrambling to respond. Some governments, like my home state of Pennsylvania, reacted the same day to conforming their own requirements to the new CDC guidance. Others are taking a wait-and-see approach. Complicating matters is that individual counties and cities have adopted their own face covering requirements...

Fair Trade Banking Presents Opportunities for Small and Regional Banks
Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, March 2021

Recently, we have seen a flurry of congressional and executive activity on the issue of nondiscrimination in banking. In October 2020, Senators Warren and Booker, along with other Democratic senators, introduced the Fair Access to Financial Services Act of 2020. This bill seeks to prevent discrimination in banking based on “race, color, religion, national origin, and sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity).” In November 2020, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”) issued a proposed rule to promote fair trade banking by prohibiting discrimination against customers who are members of legal but disfavored groups...

All articles submitted by Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC


Georgitis Named Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America
Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, October 2020

Winston-Salem, N.C. — Spilman Thomas & Battle (Spilman) announced that member attorney Matthew W. Georgitis recently was inducted into the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA) as a Fellow. The LCA is an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society. Membership is limited to 3,500 Fellows, representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers, and is highly selective. Fellows are selected based on excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. More information can be found at https://www.litcounsel.org/. Georgitis is an experienced commercial litigator, having tried numerous cases to jury verdict...

64 Spilman Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers
Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, August 2020

Charleston, W.Va. — Spilman Thomas & Battle (Spilman) announced that 64 of the firm's attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2021 directory of leading attorneys. The Best Lawyers in America, published by Woodward White, Inc., is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 55,000 leading attorneys cast more than 7.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. More information on the research process can be found at www.bestlawyers.com...

All press submitted by Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

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