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May 1, 2019

Robinson & McElwee is pleased to announce that Jack Willems has joined the firm.  Mr. Willems will practice out of the firm’s Charleston, West Virginia office.

April 26, 2019
Beyond commerce, there have been many cultural and educational exchanges and convergences, including a humble friendship spanning three decades between a Robinson & McElwee lawyer and Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito (皇太子徳仁親王).
January 21, 2019

Robinson & McElwee is pleased to announce that Marisa Brunetti has joined the firm.  She will practice out of the firm’s Charleston, West Virginia office.

January 2, 2019
We are proud to give the gift of warmth in our community through Robinson & McElwee’s coat drive. A drop in body temperature puts strain on the heart, nervous system and other organs, resulting in loss of coordination and confusion that can make it difficult for children to learn and adults to work effectively. With nearly 20% of West Virginians living in poverty (90,000+ are children), a warm winter coat is often an unaffordable extra that families in our community sadly do without. Teaming up with the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia for a coat drive, we are pleased that our employees and lawyers donated over 40 coats this year that will help keep members of our community warm this winter season.
December 15, 2018

Joseph Price, of Robinson & McElwee, joins Mack Muro, the founder and CEO of Boss Builders, for an informative podcast that helps those in management and leadership roles understand how to manage the threat of litigation and avoid time in the courtroom.

November 26, 2018

Robinson & McElwee PLLC sponsored the 2018 Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association’s Black Friday Adoption Event.  The donation from attorneys and staff sponsored a total of 93 adoptions to new homes during the event, held on “Black Friday” after Thanksgiving day.

September 25, 2018
Members of the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia (DTCWV) elected Mark H. Hayes as Vice President of the organization. Mr. Hayes, a Member of the Charleston-based law firm of Robinson & McElwee PLLC, will serve his term from the present day until June, 2019.
September 25, 2018

Eleven lawyers from Robinson & McElwee PLLC were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in ThBest Lawyers in America© 2019. 

The Robinson & McElwee attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 for Charleston, WV include:

June 6, 2018
Robinson & McElwee has been named among the leaders in West Virginia business law in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA, with three practice groups recognized and three individual attorneys ranked as prominent practitioners in their fields.
May 22, 2018
Robinson & McElwee PLLC member John C. Palmer IV was presented with the 2018 Defense Attorney of the Year award by the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia (DTCWV) in recognition of his distinguished service to the legal profession in the Mountain State through his work with DTCWV.
April 4, 2018

The verdict in three-day trial in a collective action brought against a subsidiary of CVS Health Corp, Omnicare Inc., ended with a WV federal jury concluding that Omnicare did not violate the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

January 8, 2018

Robinson & McElwee is pleased to announce that attorney Michael A. Ogline has been named the 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” for Tax Law in Akron, Ohio by Best Lawyers ®. Mr. Ogline has also been recognized by this publication for his work in Trust & Estates, Tax, and Closely Held Companies & Family Business Law in Alliance, Ohio.

August 30, 2017
Eleven lawyers from Robinson & McElwee PLLC were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018. The newly released edition of The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 recognized these attorneys for their work in West Virginia and Ohio.
May 26, 2017

The newly released edition of Chambers USA 2017 recognized four Robinson & McElwee attorneys as leaders in their field for their practices in West Virginia:

February 27, 2017
Robert George, a Princeton University professor and Of Counsel at Robinson & McElwee, was featured in The Wall Street Journal’s Weekend Confidential section...
January 30, 2017

Robinson & McElwee PLLC announced the addition of Craig Beeson as its newest member on Monday.  Mr. Beeson accepted the firm’s invitation to membership after previously serving as an associate at the firm since 2008. 

December 28, 2016

John C. Palmer IV, one of the founding members of Robinson & McElwee PLLC, was featured in an article in The West Virginia Lawyer magazine that shares the story of the Palmer Family and its five generations of West Virginia Lawyers.

August 15, 2016

Nine lawyers from Robinson & McElwee PLLC were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in ThBest Lawyers in America© 2017.  Additionally, Joseph M.

May 27, 2016

The newly released edition of Chambers USA 2016 recognized three Robinson & McElwee attorneys as “Leaders in their Field” for their practices in West Virginia:

  • Kent George, Real Estate (Band 2)
  • Doug McElwee, Real Estate (Band 1)
  • Joe Price, Labor & Employment (Band 1)

Robinson & McElwee was also recognized as a leading firm in four practice categories in West Virginia:

April 5, 2016

Selected from among only five percent of attorneys in the Mountain State, four of Robinson & McElwee’s attorneys were honored with inclusion in the West Virginia 2016 Super Lawyers Magazine.

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