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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

James S. Crockett, Jr.

James S. Crockett, Jr.

Of Counsel


  • Appellate Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Consumer Finance
  • Battle Group - Litigation

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

Mr. Crockett's primary areas of practice are complex commercial litigation, including business torts, coal litigation, environmental litigation and bankruptcy litigation.

Bar Admissions


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, Eighth and District of Columbia Circuits
  • United States Supreme Court


  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.A., 1974; M.A., 1976
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, doctoral work, 1976 - 1978
  • The College of William & Mary, J.D., 1981
Areas of Practice

Appellate Litigation | Battle Group - Litigation | Battle Group-Litigation | Construction Law | Consumer Finance | Deliberate Intent Litigation | Energy Law | Environmental | Environmental Law | Insurance | Insurance Defense | Litigation | Litigation - The Battle Group | Product Liability Litigation | Toxic Tort Litigation

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Representing commercial owners in major construction litigation
  • Representing employers in fatality cases
  • Representing coal companies and lessors in environmental and commercial cases
  • Representing land owners in condemnation cases
  • Representing natural gas producer in sales litigation
  • Representing medical device manufacturers in mass tort litigation
  • Representing companies in shareholder litigation
  • Representing debtor and served as primary trial and appellate counsel in national mass tort bankruptcy case
  • Representing the Resolution Trust Corporation and its successors on a regional basis
  • Representing national food processing company in major Clean Water Act cases in state and federal courts
  • Representing numerous banks and other financial institutions in a wide variety of litigation matters
  • Representing officers and directors in a variety of cases involving derivative claims, disputed dissolutions and corporate governance issues
  • Representing clients in more than 25 appeals in various United States Circuit Courts and argued 19 of those appeals, including the trial of a contempt charge in the Fourth Circuit

  • Seminars

  • Speaker, Litigation Counsel of America 2012 Spring Conference & Induction of Fellows, Santa Barbara, Ca. (May 2012)

  • Articles

    Publications & Presentations

    • Speaker, Litigation Counsel of America 2012 Spring Conference & Induction of Fellows, Santa Barbara, Ca. (May 2012)
    • Business Torts: Tortious Interference with Contractual Relationships and the Virginia Business Conspiracy Statute, Virginia Law Foundation CLE


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