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West Virginia University

W. Bradley Sorrells

  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 2013
  • Member, Financial Services and Mortgage Litigation Practice Group, Robinson & McElwee
  • Of Counsel, Robinson & McElwee, 1996 and 2006-2012
  • Sole Practitioner, 1997-2005
  • Associate, Robinson & McElwee, 1990-1996
  • Associate, Ikner & Hewman, 1988-1990
  • Research Assistant, Professor Franklin D.

Lisa M. Schmitt

  • Senior Business 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Robert E. Lannan

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

Mr.

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.

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.

Mark H. Hayes

  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 2015 - present
  • Of Counsel, Robinson & McElwee, 2002-2014
  • Counsel, West Virginia House of Delegates Judiciary Committee, 2002
  • More than 30 years of defense practice

Mr. Hayes' practice primarily involves representing corporate defendants in product liability, toxic and mass torts, class actions and other complex and serious personal injury claims.

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