John J. Nesius

John J. Nesius

Of Counsel


  • Corporate & Business Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Energy Law

WSG Practice Industries


Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
West Virginia, U.S.A.

Mr. Nesius has retired from active participation with the firm. During his years of active practice (1992 – 2008), his primary areas of practice were bankruptcy and commercial litigation.

Bar Admissions


  • West Virginia State Bar


  • West Virginia University, A.B., 1962
  • West Virginia University, J.D., 1968
Areas of Practice

Banking & Finance Law | Corporate & Business Law | Energy Law | Mergers & Acquisitions | Mergers & Acquistions | Natural Resources

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Representing creditors in all types of bankruptcy cases
  • Representing individuals and corporations in bankruptcy reorganizations of their business affairs
  • Representing nonprofit entities such as rural hospital and public service district as debtors in bankruptcy
  • Assisting secured creditors with state law remedies
  • Litigating claims arising from consumer and commercial transactions in state and federal courts
  • Representing landowners in eminent domain proceedings
  • Representing physicians and registered professional nurses in professional disciplinary proceedings
  • Assistant United States Trustee for District of West Virginia, 1986 - 1991

  • Blogs

    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...

    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...