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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 News

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 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.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1864
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 7
  • 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

Tai Kluemper

Tai Shadrick KluemperAssistant Associate Supervisor

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

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



Sandra Burch

Sandra D. BurchProject Manager, The Battle Group

Anthony Mullins

Anthony D. MullinsLitigation Support Manager


A 2020 Pennsylvania Legislative Update
Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, August 2020

When the 2019-2020 legislative session began, no one could have predicted what challenges Pennsylvania and the General Assembly would encounter with the outbreak of COVID-19. The rules changed to permit remote voting, and the plan for the session shifted to a focus on the response to COVID-19. The 12-month budget was replaced with a five-month budget to allow additional time to assess the financial damage. Responding to the administration's response to COVID-19 took precedence over the other issues that they had planned to address...

The Discharge in Bankruptcy - Open Avenues for Consumer Creditors
Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, August 2020

  In a typical consumer bankruptcy, a debtor seeks the benefit of two concepts. First, the debtor seeks the breathing room afforded that debtor by the automatic stay. Second, the debtor seeks to discharge all debt obligations adjudicated in the bankruptcy case. Absent these protections, a bankruptcy filing serves little purpose. As a result, a creditor who can attack the debtor's entitlement to a discharge threatens the very heart of any filing.   Creditors have two options to attack the discharge in a consumer bankruptcy. First, a creditor can attack the discharge broadly and assert that a debtor cannot discharge any of his or her debts...

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Litigation Associate Joins Spilman
Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, May 2020

Roanoke, Va. — Spilman Thomas & Battle (Spilman) announced that Risa S. Katz-Albert has joined the firm as an associate. At Spilman, Katz-Albert's practice will focus on general litigation. She has experience representing clients with a wide variety of legal needs, particularly issues in consumer protection law, landlord/tenant law, employment law, contract law, and family law. Katz-Albert previously worked as a staff attorney with The Legal Aid Society of Roanoke Valley, as an assistant commonwealth attorney for the Campbell County Commonwealth Attorney's Office, and as a judicial law clerk for the 23rd Judicial Circuit...

Spilman Adds to North Carolina Litigation Team
Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, January 2020

<strong>Winston-Salem, N.C.</strong> — Spilman Thomas & Battle (Spilman) announced that <a href="">Lee D. Denton</a> joined the firm as an associate in its North Carolina office.<br /> <br /> Denton's primary area of practice is litigation, with an emphasis on complex business cases, estates litigation, construction defect cases and personal injury litigation. He has represented clients as primary counsel before the North Carolina Business Court, Superior Court, District Court and federal courts...

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