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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Edward W. Rugeley

Edward W. Rugeley

Associate Supervisor
Chair, Asbestos Litigation Group
Chair, Recruiting

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

tel: 304.340.3881
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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
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

  • Blogs

    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...


    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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