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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Karin L. Weingart

Karin L. Weingart

Chair, Federal Black Lung


  • Appellate Litigation
  • Federal Black Lung
  • Litigation
  • Toxic Tort Litigation

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

Ms. Weingart’s primary areas of practice are federal black lung, workers' compensation and general litigation.

Bar Admissions


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Ohio inactive
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania inactive


  • Youngstown State University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1986
  • The University of Akron School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1995
Areas of Practice

Appellate Litigation | Federal Black Lung | Litigation | Toxic Tort Litigation | Workers' Compensation

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Defending employers in workers’ compensation claims related to occupational disease, occupational pneumoconiosis, hearing loss and injury
  • Representating employers in appellate proceedings before the Office of Judges, Workers’ Compensation Board of Review and the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, including oral arguments before the Supreme Court
  • Defending employers at all levels of litigation related to Federal Black Lung claims
  • Providing advice and training to third-party administrators, insurance companies and self-insured employers regarding West Virginia workers’ compensation law, claims administration and litigation
  • Coordinating defense of mass filings of workers’ compensation occupational disease claims related to asbestos exposure filed with the Ohio Industrial Commission
  • Drafting legislation for workers’ compensation reform before the West Virginia Legislature in 2003
  • Defending class action product liability and toxic tort lawsuits
  • Serving as defense liaison counsel in asbestos litigation in both a national counsel and local counsel capacity
  • Taught legal communications, written and oral advocacy, at The University of Akron School of Law

  • WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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