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January 4, 2013
Robinson & McElwee PLLC announced the addition of Marsha W. Kauffman and W. Bradley Sorrells as its newest members on Wednesday. Ms. Kauffman, a member of the firm’s Energy & Environment and Litigation departments, practices with a focus in the areas of environmental law, general litigation and public utility law. Mr. Sorrells serves the firm’s Business Law and Litigation departments with a focus on real estate, commercial litigation, and bankruptcy matters.
November 6, 2012

Robinson & McElwee, PLLC announced today that Brian E. Calabrese has joined the firm as an associate.

Mr. Calabrese will work in Robinson & McElwee’s Charleston office in the Business Law Department, with a concentration in the firm’s public utility practice, representing clients before the Public Service Commission of West Virginia, other regulatory agencies, and state and federal courts.

October 2, 2012
Robinson & McElwee’s E. Ryan Kennedy was recently named to serve as an initial member of the treatment team for the newly formed Harrison County Juvenile Drug Court. The Juvenile Drug Court program is a cooperative effort comprised of the juvenile justice, social service, law enforcement, and education systems in West Virginia. The program seeks to divert non-violent juvenile offenders exhibiting alcohol or substance abuse behavior from the traditional court process to an intensive, individualized treatment program, which includes parental involvement and cooperation.
September 28, 2012

Edward J. George, recently named a Board Member to the Utilities, Telecommunications and Energy Coalition of West Virginia, addressed the West Virginia Trucking Association on Thursday.

Mr. George was elected a board member to UTEC earlier in the week before delivering an address at the annual meeting for the WV Trucking Association. Mr. George presented with regard to legal response to accidents and working with law enforcement investigators and reconstructions.

August 7, 2012

Timothy M. Miller has been elected president of the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation (EMLF).

June 7, 2012
Five Robinson & McElwee attorneys were recognized in the Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2012 guide
February 23, 2012

Chesapeake Energy’s Henry Hood named Robinson & McElwee among company’s most trusted outside litigation firms.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Feb. 23, 2012) – Robinson & McElwee continues to be recognized as among the most successful and dependable law firms involved in representation of companies leading the development of the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays.

October 8, 2011
Robinson & McElwee has earned the prestigious Justice Award from Legal Aid of West Virginia. The Justice Award honors individuals and firms who provide support and contributions to “seek justice and change lives!” The luncheon ceremony is scheduled for March 16th at the Charleston Marriott.
September 30, 2011

Robinson & McElwee is expanding its presence in The Mountain State with the opening of its Wheeling office, marking its third office in the state.

The new office, which will be managed by West Virginia and Ohio licensed attorney, Lisa M. Schmitt, will support clients working in exploration of the Marcellus and Utica shale plays in West Virginia and Ohio, with particular focus on mineral title certification.

January 3, 2011
The membership of Robinson & McElwee PLLC has elected Kent J. George to a fifth three-year term as Managing Member. The membership also elected Douglas C. McElwee and David L. Yaussy to three-year terms as Assistant Managing Members.
August 16, 2010

Robinson & McElwee PLLC is the lead sponsor for the Forum on the Future of Coal, which will be held during the afternoon of Wednesday, September 8 at the University of Charleston. Dr. Steven Chu, secretary of the US Department of Energy, and Senator Jay Rockefeller will speak on Carbon Capture and Sequestration.

For additional information please read the August 14, 2010 Chaleston Gazette article entitled, Energy secretary to speak at UC.

May 10, 2010

Robert P. George, of counsel attorney with the Charleston firm of Robinson & McElwee, has been awarded the Honorific Medal for the Defense of Human Rights of the Republic of Poland.

January 6, 2010

Robinson & McElwee would like to congratulate our attorneys who have been selected as Best Lawyers in America for 2010. Best Lawyers in America performs an exhaustive survey of over 40,000 participating attorneys in the United States and the District of Columbia. For more information log on to:

January 4, 2010

Mark H. Hayes, Of Counsel at Robinson & McElwee PLLC, has been selected for the Graduate College Advisory Board at Marshall University.  The board’s mission is to promote the activities of the graduate college to the external community, to provide advice and input on graduate education to the dean, and to help identify and obtain private funding for graduate student professional activities. Dr.

January 4, 2010
Mark H. Hayes, Of Counsel at Robinson & McElwee PLLC, has been selected for the Graduate College Advisory Board at Marshall University.
October 6, 2009
Congratulations to E. Ryan Kennedy for being selected as the Young Lawyers' Substantive Liaison to the DRI Professionalism and Ethics Committee for 2009-2010.
June 24, 2009
Robinson & McElwee is proud to announce the following members have been recognized as 2009 West Virginia SuperLawyers: Timothy M. Miller (Civil Litigation Defense), David L. Yaussy (Environmental Litigation), Douglas C. McElwee (Real Estate), William C. Porth (Utilities), and Joseph M. Price (Employment & Labor).
June 23, 2009
Charleston associate Anne C. Blankenship (Energy & Environmental) and Clarksburg associate Mary E. Snead (Civil Litigation Defense) have been named as 2009 West Virginia Rising Stars by SuperLawyers objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research to determine the attorneys who are listed.
May 1, 2009
David K. Higgins has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Association, WV Chapter. Mr. Higgins is a member of Robinson & McElwee’s Corporate Department. Mr. Higgins practice involves litigation, state and federal taxation, state and federal securities law, representation of banks and bank holding companies. He also has extensive experience in wills and trusts, mergers and acquisitions, commercial financing and general corporate law.
March 12, 2009
E. Ryan Kennedy, Associate in the firm's Clarksburg office, has been selected to participate in the National Litigation Academy which is an annual training seminar sponsored by the Alliance Defense Fund.