William E. Hamb

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Charleston, WV
  • Senior Counsel, Robinson & McElwee, 2006-present
  • More than 50 years of private practice experience.

Mr. Hamb concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, commercial loan transactions, and commercial litigation.

With more than 50 years of experience as an attorney, Mr. Hamb has extensive knowledge of banking and corporate law.

Mr. Hamb has appellate experience in federal and West Virginia state courts involving issues of real estate salesperson and broker liability and real estate title matters.

In addition, Mr. Hamb has litigation and trial experience involving: personal injuries; wrongful death; corporate transactions; energy, timber and mineral law matters in various counties in southern and central West Virginia and federal court and proceedings in United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia.

Additionally, Mr. Hamb is a mediator, fully trained by the West Virginia State Bar. Mr. Hamb has participated as attorney for parties in a multitude of mediation cases involving a wide range of disputes.

  • Appellate experience in Federal and West Virginia courts.
  • Civil litigation and trial experience involving contract disputes, mergers and acquisitions.
  • Corporate representation, consultation and general business litigation.
  • Experienced in managing due diligence on behalf of seller and acquiror in asset sales and merger transactions.
  • Expert witness in matters involving coal, oil and gas. Also, Mr. Hamb has qualified as an expert witness in matters involving attorney malpractice.
  • Mediator, fully trained by the West Virginia State Bar.
  • AM-RAD, Inc., et al. v. Ross, No. 10-1046 (U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit) (March 23, 2011) Unpublished. Successfully defended the grant of summary judgment for the defendant by the district court.
  • State ex rel. Bobrycki v. Hill, 202 W.Va. 335, 504 S.E.2d 162 (W.Va., Jun 22, 1998)(NO. 24500). Successfully defended state circuit judge in a prohibition proceeding.
  • Darrisaw v. Old Colony Realty Co., 202 W.Va. 23, 501 S.E.2d 187 (W.Va. Dec 17, 1997) (NO. 24085) Successfully defended the grant of summary judgment for the defendant by the circuit court.
  • McCoy v. VanKirk, 201 W.Va. 718, 500 S.E.2d 534 (W.Va., Dec 16, 1997) (NO. 24019)
  • Glass Equipment Development, Inc. v. Simonton Windows Co., 929 F.Supp. 227 (N.D.W.Va., Jun 25, 1996)(NO. CIV. A. 1:93CV63)
  • County Com'n of Boone County v. Hill, 194 W.Va. 481, 460 S.E.2d 727 (W.Va. Jul 13, 1995)(NO. 22725) Successfully obtained reversal and judgment for the defendant.
  • Teter v. Old Colony Co., 190 W.Va. 711, 441 S.E.2d 728 (W.Va., Feb 18, 1994)(NO. 21533, 21534).  Obtained reversal of jury verdict and obtained judgment for the defendant establishing the standards of conduct for real estate broker liability in West Virginia.
  • Shafi v. St. Francis Hosp. of Charleston, W.Va., 937F.2d 603, Unpublished Disposition, 1991 WL 127612, 1991-1 Trade Cases P 69,500 (4th Cir. W.Va., Jul 16, 1991)(NO. 90-3117)  Successfully defended the grant of summary judgment by the district court.
  • Former Board of Directors Member of a national banking association located in Charleston, W.Va.
  • Former President, Charleston Legal Aid Society