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Heather G. Harlan

Ms. Heather G. Harlan is a senior attorney at Robinson and McElwee and a licensed CPA. Her practice focuses on business and administrative law.  Her practice includes significant representation for clients in matters involving federal, state and local tax planning and litigation, general and corporate transactional work, small business planning and estate planning.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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