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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Donald A. Nickerson,

Donald A. Nickerson,


WSG Practice Industries


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

Mr. Nickerson’s primary area of practice is corporate and business law, including transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate. He also practices in the area of trust and estate planning and administration.

Bar Admissions


  • Ohio Bar
  • West Virginia Bar
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Courts of Appeal for the Fourth and Sixth Circuits
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • Ohio Supreme Court
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court (inactive)


  • West Liberty University, B.S., Business Administration, 1982
  • Capital University, J.D., 1987
Areas of Practice

Corporate & Business Law | Mergers & Acquisitions | Real Estate | Wills, Estates & Trusts

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Assisting business clients through every phase of the business life cycle, including startup and entity counseling, general corporate transactional matters, mergers and acquisitions, and divestiture
  • Assisting clients with residential and commercial real estate transactions
  • Assisting clients with trust and estate planning and administration
  • Providing advice and guidance with regard to guardianship and conservatorship matters
  • Preparing certified mineral title opinions, drilling and royalty opinions and title examinations, with an emphasis on generating title reports with curative recommendations
  • Serving as Vice President and Trust Officer for WesBanco Bank and United Bank, Inc.
  • Ohio County Commissioner, 2019 - 2024
  • Municipal Court Judge, City of Wheeling, West Virginia, 1999 - 2019
  • Ohio County, West Virginia Fiduciary Commissioner, 1999 - 2004
  • Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Ohio Attorney General, and General Counsel, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, 1990 - 1992
  • Legal Intern, The Honorable Alan E. Norris, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1986 - 1987


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