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Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia

David K. Higgins

  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 1983-present
  • Former Chair, Business Law Department, Robinson & McElwee
  • Partner, Love, Wise, Robinson & Woodroe, 1978-1983
  • Associate, Love, Wise, Robinson & Woodroe, 1976-1978
  • Associate, James, Wise, Robinson & Magnuson, 1975

A founding member of Robinson & McElwee, Mr. Higgins primarily practices state and federal tax litigation, state and federal securities law, asset protection and general business law.

Michael A. Kawash

  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 1998-present
  • Associate, Robinson & McElwee, 1993-1997
  • Former Chair, Labor & Employment Department, Robinson & McElwee
  • Clerkship with the Honorable Thomas E. McHugh, Justice, Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, 1988-93

Mr. Kawash practices within Robinson & McElwee’s Labor & Employment Department, with a primary focus on workers’ compensation and unemployment compensation claims.

E. Ryan Kennedy

  • Associate, Robinson & McElwee, 2008-present
  • Clerk to the Honorable Irene M. Keeley, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, 2007-2008
  • Associate, K&L Gates, 2005-2007
  • Executive Research Editor, Law Review, 2004-2005

Mr. Kennedy’s practice encompasses general civil and criminal litigation in federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels. Mr. Kennedy also has experience with general corporate compliance, real estate transactions and non-profit law.

Jeffrey A. Kimble

  • Board of Directors Member, 2014 - 2015, 2017 - present
  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 1996 - present
  • Associate, Robinson & McElwee, 1992 - 1995

Jeffrey A. Kimble is primarily involved in commercial and corporate defense and litigation at the trial and appellate levels, with a particular focus on property-related litigation. He represents clients such as commercial entities, public utilities, natural resources companies, and governmental entities with respect to commercial disputes and real property litigation, including eminent domain. Mr.

Robert E. Lannan

  • Chair, Energy & Environment Department, Robinson & McElwee
  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 1991-present
  • Associate, Robinson & McElwee, 1985-1990

Mr.

Charles R. McElwee

  • Of Counsel, Robinson & McElwee, 1997-2005, 2009-present
  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 1983-1996
  • Former Manager, Robinson & McElwee
  • Partner, Love, Wise, Robinson & Woodroe, 1976-1983
  • Partner, James, Wise, Robinson & Magnuson, 1969-1976
  • Partner, McClintic, James, Wise & Robinson, 1968
  • Dayton, Campbell & Love, 1957-1968
  • Assistant Attorney General, 1956-1957
  • U.S. Army, 1950-1952

Mr.

Douglas C. McElwee

  • Board of Directors Member,, 2017 - present
  • Assistant Executive Officer, 2014 - 2017
  • Assistant Managing Member, Robinson & McElwee, 2011 - 2014
  • Former Chair, Business Law Department, Robinson & McElwee
  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 1990-present
  • Associate, Robinson & McElwee, 1983-1989

Mr. McElwee primarily practices in real estate matters with a focus in coal, as well as oil and gas industries, among others.

John C. Palmer

  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 1983-present
  • Managing Partner of Personnel, Robinson & McElwee, 1983-1986
  • Chair, Litigation Department, Robinson & McElwee, 2001-2002
  • Partnership Chair, Robinson & McElwee, 1997-1998
  • Professional Responsibility Partner, Robinson & McElwee, 1992-present
  • Partner, Love, Wise, Robinson & Woodroe, 1976-1983
  • Partner, James, Wise, Robinson & Magnuson, 1971-1975
  • Associate, Law Office of Andrew J. Goodwin, 1970-1971

Mr.

William C. Porth

  • Board of Directors Member, 2014 - 2017
  • Assistant Managing Member, Robinson & McElwee, 1998-2010
  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 1987-present
  • Associate, Robinson & McElwee, 1983-1986
  • Associate, Love, Wise, Robinson & Woodrow, 1981-1983

Mr. Porth has practiced at Robinson and McElwee since the firm’s inception in 1983.

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

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