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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Lisa M. Hawrot

Lisa M. Hawrot

Counsel

Expertise

  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Family Law
  • Energy Law

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

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

Profile
Ms. Hawrot’s primary areas of practice are complex domestic relations, minor and adult guardianships and conservatorships, real estate law, and general litigation matters.

Bar Admissions

Admissions

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

Education

  • Washington & Jefferson College, B.A., 1992
  • Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law, J.D., 1995
Areas of Practice

Energy Law | Family Law | Litigation | Real Estate | Shale Gas Law

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Representing individuals in West Virginia and Ohio in divorce and domestic relations cases involving child custody, visitation, alimony and equitable distribution
  • Representing individuals in high-asset divorce cases involving closely-held businesses, pension valuations and spousal support issues in West Virginia and Ohio
  • Experience in complex custody cases including multi-jurisdictional issues
  • Obtaining guardianships and conservatorships for adults and children
  • Representing clients in surrogacy matters and adoptions
  • Arguing before the WV Supreme Court enabling clients to adopt their foster child
  • Serving as Guardian ad Litem in many courts to serve the best interests of children in contentious custody cases and abuse/neglect cases
  • Representing clients in West Virginia and Ohio real estate matters including surface and mineral title examinations
  • Working with experts to value business interests and real estate
  • Assisting clients with probate and estate administration
  • Representing clients in civil litigation matters


  • Seminars

  • Co-presenter, "Payroll Pitfalls: Navigating Payroll Deductions," February 27, 2012
  • Presenter, "Protecting Our Children in Court," West Virginia Childcare Association Conference, October 28, 2010
  • Presenter, "Probate Practice: The Essential Basics," NBI Seminar (June 29, 2010)
  • Presenter, "Substance Abuse and the Courts: Do We Help the Parents or Protect the Children?" Share the Vision Conference 2009 - Charleston, WV, November 18, 2009
  • Presenter, "Guardian ad Litem's and CASA: Who''s Looking After the Children?" Share the Vision Conference - Charleston, WV, November 15, 2006

  • Articles

    Publications & Presentations

    • Co-presenter, "Payroll Pitfalls: Navigating Payroll Deductions," February 27, 2012
    • Presenter, "Protecting Our Children in Court," West Virginia Childcare Association Conference, October 28, 2010
    • Presenter, "Probate Practice: The Essential Basics," NBI Seminar (June 29, 2010)
    • Co-Author, It''s all in How You Phrase it - How to Communicate Effectively in the Workplace and Prevent Conflict Among Employees, February 2010
    • Author, Child Support, Spousal Support and Medical Support Withholding: What Employers Need to Know, December 2009
    • Presenter, "Substance Abuse and the Courts: Do We Help the Parents or Protect the Children?" Share the Vision Conference 2009 - Charleston, WV, November 18, 2009
    • Presenter, "Guardian ad Litem's and CASA: Who''s Looking After the Children?" Share the Vision Conference - Charleston, WV, November 15, 2006


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