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Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia

Joseph M. Price

  • Chair, Robinson & McElwee Labor & Employment Department, 2012-present
  • Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group, Robinson & McElwee, 2011-present
  • Member, Financial Services and Mortgage Litigation Practice Group, Robinson & McElwee
  • Board of Directors Member, 2014-2015
  • Managing Partner, Robinson & McElwee, 1988, 1996-1998
  • Managing Partner for Personnel, Robinson & McElwee, 1987
  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 1984-present
  • Associate, Robinson & McElwee, 1983

Mr.

David S. Russo

  • Board of Directors Member, 2015-present
  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 1993-present
  • Associate, Robinson & McElwee, 1988-1992

Mr. Russo’s practice encompasses employment litigation and labor law, with an emphasis in complex litigation, generally, including defense of high risk cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, and “deliberate intent” suits arising in industrial settings and class action litigation.

Charles F.W. Saffer

  • Chair, Business Law Department, Robinson & McElwee, 2007-2009, 2013
  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 2007-present
  • Associate, Robinson & McElwee, 1998-2006

Mr. Saffer is an experienced real estate attorney, who has handled numerous complex transactions and has litigated business and real property issues in courts throughout West Virginia. He currently maintains an extensive title research and analysis practice throughout West Virginia for several natural gas exploration and production companies.

Lisa M. Schmitt

  • Of Counsel, Robinson & McElwee, 2011-present
  • Member, Schrader, Byrd & Companion, 2009-2011
  • Associate, Schrader, Byrd & Companion, 2002-2008
  • Law Clerk to The Honorable Martin J. Gaughan, First Judicial Circuit, Ohio, Brooke and Hancock Counties, W.Va., 2001-2002
  • Research Editor, West Virginia Law Review, 2000-2001
  • Summer Associate, Thorp Reed & Armstrong, 2000
  • Legal Technician III, United States Attorney’s Office Contract Employee, 1993-2000

Ms.

Lynn A. Smith

  • Of Counsel, Robinson & McElwee, 2018
  • Chair, Business Law Department, Robinson & McElwee, 2012
  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 1987-2017
  • Associate, Robinson & McElwee, 1983-1986
  • Associate, Love, Wise, Robinson & Woodroe, 1981-1983

Ms. Smith's practice emphasizes the representation of business clients in the negotiation, due diligence, document preparation and consummation of complex commercial transactions.

Ms. Smith routinely counsels business entities as to financing matters, representing both borrowers and lenders.

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