Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Legal Services | West Virginia, USA
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Century Centre Building | 1233 Main Street, Suite 4000 | Wheeling | West Virginia | 26003 | USA

Main Contacts

Eric W. Iskra

Chair, Labor and Employment

Jeffrey D. Patton

Member in Charge of Winston-Salem Office


Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC is a full-service, super-regional law firm serving local, national and international businesses. The firm has seven offices located in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and North Carolina, 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.

Lawyers Worldwide: 140


Areas of Practice



David R. Croft

David R. Croft

Co-Chair, Federal Taxation

Senior Attorneys & Associates

David L. Robertson

David L. Robertson

Senior Counsel
Ryan W. Weld

Ryan W. Weld



West Virginia 2022 General Election Overview

Overall, West Virginia’s mid-term election easily can be described as a Red Wave rising, with historic GOP wins in legislative races. At the same time, voters remained cautious when it came to policy decisions, soundly rejecting all four constitutional amendments on the ballot in spite of strong support from the Republican Party and business community. That dichotomy likely will puzzle election watchers for a while. But for now, the state clearly is on a politically conservative path that is unlikely to change for quite some time.   State Legislature All 100 House of Delegate seats and 17 of the 34 Senate seats were up for election yesterday...

New and Revised AAA Rules that May Affect Your Construction Contracts

Does your contract contain a dispute resolution section that refers to the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) rules, mediation and/or arbitration proceedings?  If so, then you need to be aware of some changes that took effect last month. The AAA revised its Commercial Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures (“AAA Rules”) to update some existing rules and to add new rules.    According to AAA, these changes were intended to standardize the their longstanding practices and improve processes through which disputes are resolved...

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Spilman Earns 61 “Best Law Firms” Distinctions from U.S. News - Best Lawyers

Charleston, W.Va. — Spilman Thomas & Battle (Spilman) announced that the firm was named to the 2023 "Best Law Firms" list by U.S. News - Best Lawyers in 61 areas of law throughout the firm’s footprint. The rankings are based on a rigorous assessment process that involved the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys, and review of additional information provided by law firms. More information can be found at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com...

Spilman Adds IP and Patent Lawyer

Pittsburgh — Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC (Spilman) announced that Shane P. Riley has joined the law firm in its Pittsburgh office. His primary areas of practice are corporate law, patent law and intellectual property law. Riley has extensive experience advising clients on intellectual property ownership, protection, and licensing issues across a broad range of disciplines. He drafts and negotiates various corporate and research related agreements, clinical trial agreements, confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements, material transfer/use agreements, and collaboration agreements...

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