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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Edward W. Rugeley

Edward W. Rugeley

Associate Supervisor
Chair, Asbestos Litigation Group
Chair, Recruiting


  • Appellate Litigation
  • Asbestos Litigation Defense
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Asbestos Litigation

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

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Mr. Rugeley's primary areas of practice are litigation, deliberate intent, toxic tort, asbestos and product liability.

Bar Admissions


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


  • Washington and Lee University, B.A., 1983
  • Washington and Lee University, J.D., 1986
  • West Virginia University, doctoral work in political sciences, 1993 - 1996
Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution | Appellate Litigation | Asbestos Litigation | Asbestos Litigation Defense | Chemical | Deliberate Intent Litigation | Litigation | Product Liability Litigation | Toxic Tort Litigation

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Representing clients in complex toxic tort actions and mass consolidations
  • Defending clients in product liability cases in both the state and federal court systems
  • Litigated cases to completion in both state and federal courts
  • Acting as one of four defense liaison counsel for statewide asbestos litigation
  • Assistant Professor of Political Science, Wheeling Jesuit University, 1996 - 2001

  • Articles

    Publications & Presentations

    • Featured in "Team Chemistry - Cytec Industries Inc. and Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC" by Steven Andersen, Counsel to Counsel Magazine, Fall 2010

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