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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Clifford F. Kinney, Jr.

Clifford F. Kinney, Jr.

Co-Chair, Medical Monitoring, Product Liability Litigation, and Toxic Tort Litigation s
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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
West Virginia, U.S.A.

tel: 304.340.3844
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Mr. Kinney’s primary areas of practice are toxic torts, chemical exposure (including benzene, C-8, carbon black and perchloroethylene), class actions, mass torts, general litigation, construction litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

Bar Admissions

Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1992
  • University of San Diego School of Law, Summer Program in Paris, France
  • American University, B.A., with honors, 1988
  • American University, Semester in Bonn, Germany
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Defending nationwide, regional and local class actions in environmental, toxic tort, chemical exposure and consumer cases, including air and water emissions
  • Defending and pursuing construction claims
  • Litigating cases of employer deliberate intent, wrongful death and catastrophic injury
  • Representing clients in insurance coverage disputes, including declaratory judgment actions for determination of coverage
  • Defending bad faith and underwriting claims against payment and performance bonds
  • Trained neutral for American Arbitration Association
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    Seminars

  • Moderator, "Panel Discussion on Recent Trends in Environmental, Toxic Tort, and Mass Tort Cases," 7th Annual Regional Seminar, ABA Section of Litigation, Spring 2013
  • Moderator, 4th Annual Regional Seminar, ABA Section of Litigation, Fall 2009
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    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...

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    Publications & Presentations

    • Panelist, “Products Liability Year in Review,” ABA Environmental & Energy, Mass Torts and Products Liability Litigation Joint CLE Seminar, January 2019
    • Editor and Contributing Author, “Toxic Exposure Claims; A Fifty-State Survey,” ABA Publication, 2016
    • Author, "Construction Checklists - A Guide to Frequently Encountered Construction Issues," ABA Publication, 2008
    • Author, "Issues in Construction Bidding," West Virginia Executive, Fall 2006
    • Contributor, "W. Va. Law," Design-Build Deskbook, ABA Publication, 2004
    • Moderator, "Panel Discussion on Recent Trends in Environmental, Toxic Tort, and Mass Tort Cases," 7th Annual Regional Seminar, ABA Section of Litigation, Spring 2013
    • Moderator, 4th Annual Regional Seminar, ABA Section of Litigation, Fall 2009


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