Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Legal Services | Pennsylvania, USA
tel: +1 412 325 3301 | fax: +1 412 325 3324
One Oxford Centre, Suite 3440 | 301 Grant Street | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | 15219 | USA

Main Contacts

Eric W. Iskra

Member in Charge of Client Relations

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



Patrick R. Esposito

Patrick R. Esposito

Co-Chair, Government Contracts
Jeffrey D. Patton

Jeffrey D. Patton

Member in Charge of Winston-Salem Office
Ronald W. Schuler

Ronald W. Schuler

Chair, Securities Law

Senior Attorneys & Associates

David L. Robertson

David L. Robertson

Senior Counsel
Stephen D. Yslas

Stephen D. Yslas

Senior Advisor


Summer Youth Camps and the Clery Act: Key Steps for Compliance

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“Clery Act”) is a federal consumer protection law that provides campus members and the public with information about campus safety. Every educational institution that participates in federal student financial aid programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Act must comply with the Clery Act and also certify such compliance as part of its Program Participation Agreement with the United States Department of Education (“Department”). Included among schools’ Clery Act obligations is the designation of campus security authorities (“CSAs”)...

An Uncertain Future for Nuclear Generation

As countries and companies around the world set goals for renewable energy targets, there is constant uncertainty as to the best path for reaching these goals. While wind and solar development are often top of mind, nuclear generation recently has entered the discussion to achieve a carbon-free energy future.  The linked articles discuss renewable energy goals and opinions regarding nuclear energy's role in such a transition. Per the first article, governments from around the world met in early May 2023 to discuss targets for renewable energy to prevent global warming. Representatives stated that the world needs to sharply cut greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming to 1...

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Spilman Recognized in Chambers USA 2023

Charleston, W.Va. — Spilman Thomas & Battle (Spilman) announced that several of the firm’s practice groups and attorneys were recognized in the 2023 edition of Chambers USA, a directory of leading law firms and attorneys. Chambers and Partners annually researches the strength and reputation of law firms and individual lawyers across the globe. The research process for the United States includes interviewing lawyers and their clients, including influential general counsel at Fortune 100 companies, high-profile entrepreneurs, and significant purchasers of legal services. Considerable credence is given to the opinions of clients...

Spilman Attorneys Named to 2023 PA Super Lawyers List

Pittsburgh — Spilman Thomas & Battle (Spilman) announced that Members Sally E. Edison and Julian E. Neiser were named to the 2023 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. The objective of the Super Lawyers selection process is to create a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. No more than 5 percent of a state's lawyers are named to the Super Lawyers list. More information can be found at www.superlawyers.com...

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