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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC  

Legal Services | West Virginia, USA

tel: +1 304 291 7920 | fax:
48 Donley Street, Suite 800 | Morgantown | West Virginia | 26501 | 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.

  • 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


Carl Cather

Carl H. Cather, IIICo-Chair, Real Estate Group

Patrick Esposito

Patrick R. EspositoCo-Chair, Government Contracts

Michael Garrison

Michael S. GarrisonCo-Chair, Health Care

Jason Pizatella

Jason C. PizatellaCo-Chair, Government Relations

James Walls

James A. WallsCo-Chair, Shale Gas Group

Senior Attorneys & Associates



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...

Fourth Circuit Rules Debt Collection Provisions of West Virginia's Consumer Protection Statute Do Not Apply to Transactions Paid for at the Point of Sale
Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, January 2021

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently decided that claims based on Article 2 of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act ("WVCCPA"), including claims based on its FDCPA-like debt collection provisions, do not apply to transactions where the consumer pays at the point of sale. In Hinkle v. Safe-Guard Products Int'l, LLC, Hinkle purchased a new car at a local dealership. During the purchase, she also purchased Guaranteed Asset Protection ("GAP") insurance provided by Safe-Guard. The dealership paid the cost of the GAP insurance on Hinkle's behalf and then included the cost in the amount financed for the car...

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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...

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