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September 12, 2014

Two attorneys have recently joined Robinson & McElwee PLLC and have been admitted to the West Virginia bar.  Robinson & McElwee is excited to welcome Chelsea E. Richmond to the firm’s Charleston office, and Devan K. Flahive to the Clarksburg office.

August 18, 2014

Nine lawyers from Robinson & McElwee PLLC were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015.  The newly released edition of The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 recognized these attorneys for their work in West Virginia.

August 7, 2014

Charleston, West Virginia - Robinson & McElwee is pleased to welcome the firm’s newest Of Counsel, Stephen D. Annand, to the Clarksburg office. Mr. Annand has over 40 years of experience as a litigator and trial lawyer, in state and federal courts, primarily in West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

June 11, 2014

Global Law Experts, one of the premier guides to leading attorneys worldwide, recently named Robinson & McElwee as the 2014 Commercial Law Firm of the Year in West Virginia and 2014 Environment Law Firm of the Year in West Virginia.  This is the second year in a row Robinson & McElwee has been awarded both honors. 

June 10, 2014

The recent decision in Alt v. EPA, confirming the application of the agricultural storm water exemption to West Virginia farmers in  federal court, will be applied in similar fashion in West Virginia state courts.  In Weaver Farms v. Mandirola, Judge Carl of the Pendleton County Circuit Court has affirmed that storm water runoff from farmyards does not require a NPDES permit.


June 1, 2014

On Wednesday, June 18th, four Robinson & McElwee attorneys will speak on Current Trends in Labor and Employment, during a half-day seminar at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.  This seminar will cover important topics and industry trends for human resources professionals, business owners and managers, and in-house labor and employment legal counsel. 

Featured topics will include:

May 28, 2014

That is the question that Robinson & McElwee attorneys David L. Yaussy and Elizabeth Turgeon have endeavored to answer in their recent publication in the West Virginia Law Review, Unringing the Bell: Time for EPA to Reconsider Its Greenhouse Gas Endangerment Finding.

May 27, 2014

The newly released edition of Chambers USA 2014 recognized four Robinson & McElwee attorneys as “Leaders in their Field” for their practices in West Virginia:

May 13, 2014

(Alliance, Ohio) Bruce E. Smith, a Member of Geiger Teeple Robinson and McElwee PLLC, was awarded the Red Triangle Award from the Stark County YMCA at the annual awards dinner.

Every year, the YMCA recognizes an outstanding adult for their extended and exemplary service in positions of major leadership for the organization.  The Red Triangle Award is the top award given to a volunteer and the award represents the three sides of the YMCA triangle; spirit, mind and body. 

March 11, 2014

One of the most significant acts to come out of the 2014 West Virginia Legislature was Senate Bill 373, which authorized two new programs that will be of interest to many businesses in the state:  the Aboveground Storage Tank Act (the AST Act) and the Public Water Supply Protection Act (the PWSP Act). 

March 9, 2014


Robinson & McElwee is pleased to sponsor The West Virginia Humanities Council's 2014 lecture series. The program, entitled "The Little Lectures Series," features respected speakers on a variety of topics.  

February 7, 2014

Robinson & McElwee associate Leslie Dillon has been accepted into Leadership West Virginia’s class of 2014.  Mr. Dillon is one of the 56 professionals chosen to participate in the highly selective program designed to develop, strengthen and connect emerging leaders in the state.  During the eight months of training, participants will strengthen their personal leadership skills and enrich their knowledge and understanding of both the issues facing the state as well as West Virginia’s diverse and unique attributes.

January 14, 2014

Robinson & McElwee PLLC was recently selected by Corporate INTL Magazine as the winner of the 2014 Commercial and Environment Law Firm of the Year in West Virginia.

Corporate INTL awards recognize leading firms that have demonstrated excellence in legal expertise and client service over the course of the prior year. Corporate INTL conducts extensive research that examines various aspects of each firm, including: service range and the method of operation and expertise each firm can offer to clients in their respective practice areas.

January 6, 2014
Robinson & McElwee is pleased to announce the addition of Mark Grigoraci as the firm’s newest member. Mr. Grigoraci will continue his work in the labor and employment practice group in the firm’s Charleston, West Virginia office.
December 17, 2013

The West Virginia Lawyer magazine recently featured the writing of Robinson and McElwee members David Higgins and Marsha Kauffman in the October – December 2013 edition.  Higgins and Kauffman’s article, "20 Things to Know about the New West Virginia Uniform Trust Code," highlights House Bill 2551.

November 21, 2013

Charleston, WV - A federal district court in West Virginia has issued an important decision regarding oil and gas royalty payment procedures in the state.  The key ruling in this case, granting summary judgment to EQT, is that royalties are not payable on the volumes of gas produced at the wellhead, but on the volume actually marketed and sold by the operator. 

November 8, 2013

With implications for livestock producers nationwide, a West Virginia federal judge ruled in favor of a West Virginia chicken farm in its fight against the Environmental Protection Agency over the Clean Water Act.

November 6, 2013

Two attorneys have recently joined Robinson & McElwee PLLC and have been admitted to the West Virginia bar.  Robinson & McElwee is excited to welcome these two new associates, Matthew Gilliam and Elizabeth Turgeon, to the firm’s Charleston office.

November 1, 2013

Robinson & McElwee PLLC has been recognized as a Tier 1 law firm in Charleston-WV in six practice areas, and a Tier 2 law firm in Charleston-WV in nine practice areas, by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in 2014.  Firms included in this list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers, according to the Best Lawyers© press release. 

Listed below are the firm’s six practice areas that were awarded a 2014 Tier 1 ranking for Charleston-WV:

October 25, 2013

In celebration of 50 years of conservation in the state of West Virginia this year, the Nature Conservancy has honored Robinson & McElwee PLLC as one of the Mountain State’s 50 “Conservation Heroes.”  Identified by the Nature Conservancy’s staff, the recognized individuals and organizations chosen have consistently supported the Nature Conservancy’s mission and exemplified a particular enthusiasm in the preservation of the wild places of West Virginia.