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Member

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.

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.

Christopher L. Hamb

  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 2008-present
  • Of Counsel, Robinson & McElwee, 2006-2007

Mr. Hamb is primarily involved in civil litigation in federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels.

Mr. Hamb has more than 16 years of experience in significant real estate, title, broker and salesperson liability, real estate liability, contract disputes, energy, timber and mineral law matters, including significant trial experience.

Mark J. Grigoraci

  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 2014
  • Associate, Robinson & McElwee, 2005-2014
  • Member, Financial Services and Mortgage Litigation Practice Group, Robinson & McElwee
  • Assistant Attorney General, Workers’ Compensation Defense Division, West Virginia Attorney General’s Office, 2004-2005

Mr.

Keith J. George

  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 1993-present
  • Associate, Robinson & McElwee, 1988-1992
  • Chairman, Financial Services and Mortgage Litigation Practice Group, Robinson & McElwee
  • Former Chairman, Litigation Department, Robinson & McElwee
  • Former Special Assistant Attorney General to the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Commission
  • Former Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, West Virginia Attorney General’s Office

Mr.

Richard W. Gallagher

  • Chair, Litigation Department, Robinson & McElwee, 2013-present
  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 1992-present
  • Partner, McNeer, Highland & McMunn, 1988-1992

Mr. Gallagher is primarily involved in general, civil, labor and employment law matters in federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels.

Mr. Gallagher also practices with a focus in major business labor litigation involving wage and hour litigation, as well as alleged discrimination.

Joseph S. Beeson

  • Assistant Managing Member, Robinson & McElwee, 1998-2010
  • Former Chair, Litigation Department, Robinson & McElwee
  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 1983-present
  • Partner, Love, Wise, Robinson & Woodroe, 1976-1983
  • Associate, James, Wise, Robinson & Magnuson, 1974-1975

Mr. Beeson primarily practices civil litigation in federal and state courts at the trial and appellate level, with an emphasis on toxic exposure cases, often involving mass torts and class actions.

Craig S. Beeson

  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 2017-present
  • Associate, Robinson & McElwee, 2008-2017

Mr. Beeson’s practice primarily focuses on general civil litigation, including cases involving chemical and asbestos exposure, products liability claims, “deliberate intent,” breach of contract and class action claims.  He has litigated matters involving trespass, property law, oil and gas law, and financial services.  He also serves as local counsel for products liability and personal injury cases.

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