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May 1, 2015

Two members of Robinson & McElwee PLLC were named in the 2015 Super Lawyers Magazine for Virginia and West Virginia.  The recognized attorneys, Richard W. Gallagher and Joseph M. Price, were both honored for their work in Labor and Employment law.

February 20, 2015

Karen Price was inducted into the University of Charleston’s Alumni Gallery of Achievement on Thursday, February 29th.  Ms. Price was one of five new alums who joined the 42 recognized alumni.  Induction into the Alumni Gallery of Achievement is the highest honor bestowed upon UC alumni. 

February 15, 2015

On Wednesday, April 1st, Richard Gallagher and Devan Flahive will speak on Hiring & Terminating: the Ins and Outs of Employment Law.  The seminar, hosted by Sterling Education, will be in Morgantown and the faculty also includes attorneys from Burns White LLC.

The agenda covers:

January 28, 2015

Clarksburg, WV – Robinson & McElwee associate Ryan Kennedy was elected the newest member of the Clarksburg City Council on January 28th.  Mr. Kennedy was elected by the six sitting members of the City Council, and the vote ended 5-1, in favor of Mr. Kennedy.

January 19, 2015

Thomas Moushey is the new president-elect of the Ohio state Bar Foundation, an organization that includes over 960 accomplished attorneys and legal professionals who are committed to promoting public understanding of the rule of law and improvements in the justice system. 

January 6, 2015

Robinson & McElwee PLLC announced the addition of Mark Hayes and Beth Goodykoontz as its newest members on Monday.  Both Mr. Hayes and Mrs. Goodykoontz accepted the firm’s invitation to membership after previously serving in Of Counsel roles.  Mr. Hayes has been with the firm for 13 years, and Mrs. Goodykoontz has been with the firm for 9 years.

November 26, 2014

Robinson & McElwee PLLC has donated $4,500 to sponsor the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association’s Black Friday Adoption Event.  The firm initially began raising money in an effort to help the shelter while it was overcrowded a few weeks ago, however the amount raised exceeded all expectations. The donation from attorneys and staff at the firm will sponsor the adoption of over 60 animals to their forever homes on Friday, November 28th.

November 10, 2014

Robinson & McElwee PLLC has been recognized as a Tier 1 law firm in Charleston-WV in four practice areas, and a Tier 2 law firm in Charleston-WV in ten practice areas, by U.S. News – Best Lawyers© “Best Law Firms” in 2015.  Firms included in this list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers, according to the Best Lawyers© press release. 

Listed below are the firm’s four practice areas that were awarded a 2015 Tier 1 ranking for Charleston-WV:

September 12, 2014

Two attorneys have recently joined Robinson & McElwee PLLC and have been admitted to the West Virginia bar.  Robinson & McElwee is excited to welcome Chelsea E. Richmond to the firm’s Charleston office, and Devan K. Flahive to the Clarksburg office.

August 18, 2014

Nine lawyers from Robinson & McElwee PLLC were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015.  The newly released edition of The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 recognized these attorneys for their work in West Virginia.

August 7, 2014

Charleston, West Virginia - Robinson & McElwee is pleased to welcome the firm’s newest Of Counsel, Stephen D. Annand, to the Clarksburg office. Mr. Annand has over 40 years of experience as a litigator and trial lawyer, in state and federal courts, primarily in West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

June 11, 2014

Global Law Experts, one of the premier guides to leading attorneys worldwide, recently named Robinson & McElwee as the 2014 Commercial Law Firm of the Year in West Virginia and 2014 Environment Law Firm of the Year in West Virginia.  This is the second year in a row Robinson & McElwee has been awarded both honors. 

June 10, 2014

The recent decision in Alt v. EPA, confirming the application of the agricultural storm water exemption to West Virginia farmers in  federal court, will be applied in similar fashion in West Virginia state courts.  In Weaver Farms v. Mandirola, Judge Carl of the Pendleton County Circuit Court has affirmed that storm water runoff from farmyards does not require a NPDES permit.


June 1, 2014

On Wednesday, June 18th, four Robinson & McElwee attorneys will speak on Current Trends in Labor and Employment, during a half-day seminar at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.  This seminar will cover important topics and industry trends for human resources professionals, business owners and managers, and in-house labor and employment legal counsel. 

Featured topics will include:

May 28, 2014

That is the question that Robinson & McElwee attorneys David L. Yaussy and Elizabeth Turgeon have endeavored to answer in their recent publication in the West Virginia Law Review, Unringing the Bell: Time for EPA to Reconsider Its Greenhouse Gas Endangerment Finding.

May 27, 2014

The newly released edition of Chambers USA 2014 recognized four Robinson & McElwee attorneys as “Leaders in their Field” for their practices in West Virginia:

May 13, 2014

(Alliance, Ohio) Bruce E. Smith, a Member of Geiger Teeple Robinson and McElwee PLLC, was awarded the Red Triangle Award from the Stark County YMCA at the annual awards dinner.

Every year, the YMCA recognizes an outstanding adult for their extended and exemplary service in positions of major leadership for the organization.  The Red Triangle Award is the top award given to a volunteer and the award represents the three sides of the YMCA triangle; spirit, mind and body. 

March 11, 2014

One of the most significant acts to come out of the 2014 West Virginia Legislature was Senate Bill 373, which authorized two new programs that will be of interest to many businesses in the state:  the Aboveground Storage Tank Act (the AST Act) and the Public Water Supply Protection Act (the PWSP Act). 

March 9, 2014


Robinson & McElwee is pleased to sponsor The West Virginia Humanities Council's 2014 lecture series. The program, entitled "The Little Lectures Series," features respected speakers on a variety of topics.  

February 7, 2014

Robinson & McElwee associate Leslie Dillon has been accepted into Leadership West Virginia’s class of 2014.  Mr. Dillon is one of the 56 professionals chosen to participate in the highly selective program designed to develop, strengthen and connect emerging leaders in the state.  During the eight months of training, participants will strengthen their personal leadership skills and enrich their knowledge and understanding of both the issues facing the state as well as West Virginia’s diverse and unique attributes.