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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.
December 16, 2008
Attorney Robert P. George, Of Counsel to Robinson & McElwee PLLC and Princeton University’s McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, received the Presidential Citizens Medal at a ceremony at the White House on December 10. A distinguished constitutional scholar, George is the director of Princeton University’s James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions and a member of the US President’s Council on Bioethics. Last spring he received the Heritage Foundation’s $25,000 Salvatori Prize for American Citizenship for embodying the virtues of America’s founders.
September 5, 2008
Robinson & McElwee sponsored is 2nd Annual Employer Advocate Seminar on September 5th at the Bridgeport Conference Center at Charles Pointe in Bridgeport, West Virginia. The free, half-day seminar featured three panel discussions about the ways businesses can prepare for requests to produce electronic information, includings e-mails, word processing documents, and financial data, as well as a dicusssion of workers' compensation insurance and employment practice information. The seminar was well received.
August 1, 2008
Clarksburg member and Litigation chair, Steve Gandee, was inducted into the 2008 class of the Curtis Elam Athletic Hall of Fame at Glenville State College on Saturday, May 19. Gandee, known as “Reno” to his teammates and friends, is a native of Clendenin, West Virginia and Herbert Hoover High School . He graduated from Glenville State College in 1982. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame for his accomplishments as a member of the football and baseball teams.
May 30, 2008

Rob Lannan, Member, Energy & Environment, attended the ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 622 on April 2, at the West Virginia State Capitol. The bill, known as the Voluntary Rural and Outdoor Heritage Conservation Act, was passed on March 8 by the West Virginia Legislature. Led by efforts of the The Nature Conservancy, along with other partners from the conservation community, the legislation will provide dedicated funding for land conservation through the Outdoor heritage Conservation Fund.

May 26, 2008
Dave Yaussy (Chair, Energy & Environment) may not be the biggest liar, but he is the bigger liar. While his tall tale didn't net him the coveted "Golden Shovel Award," he did place second in the popular Liars Contest held during West Virginia's 32nd annual Vandalia Gathering. The popular event is hosted by Goldenseal Magazine. The top three winners receive cash prizes with the first place winner receiving the Golden Shovel trophy. Winners stories will be published in a future edition of Goldenseal.
January 28, 2008
Sporty family converts living room into basketball court By Julie Robinson for the Charleston Gazette JANE LEW - When Clarksburg lawyer Steve Gandee, 47, grew up in Clendenin, he and his two brothers played hotly contested basketball games in their small home's narrow hallway. They fashioned a basket out of a coat hanger and the orange mesh from onion bags and hung it at one end of the hall.
January 18, 2008
Robinson & McElwee PLLC is pleased to announce that Christopher L. Hamb has become a member of the firm effective January 1, 2008. Mr. Hamb, a graduate of Hobart College and Vermont Law School, practices in the firm's litigation department. Mr. Hamb is primarily involved in civil litigation in federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels; his practice also involves corporate transactions and acquisitions, banking and real estate. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hamb practiced at The Law Office of William E. Hamb.'
December 31, 2007
David Higgins, a member in Robinson & McElwee's Corporate Department, and member of the West Virginia House of Delegates representing District 30, has been appointed to the following House committees: Banking & Insurance, Constitutional Revision and Government Organization. Higgins, a Fayetteville native, is also a member of the Charleston City Council and chairman of West Virginia Racing Thunder. He is also a trustee of the Craik-Patton House Foundation
November 15, 2007
Richard W. (Rick) Gallagher, a member in the firm's Clarksburg office, has been apointed to serve on the thirty-two member board of trustees for Ohio Valley University. The university is a private, liberal arts college located in Vienna, WV. Mr. Gallagher has practiced law for over twenty-five years and is experienced in a wide body of legal matters; he is past counsel to the West Virginia Automobile and Truck Dealers Association.
September 21, 2007
As part of its longstanding commitment to the arts, Robinson & McElwee was pleased to co-sponsor, along with DOW, Tony Bennett at The Clay Center. Hailed as an "extraordinary evening" the legendary performer pleased the audience with American standards, jazz and pop favorites.
September 17, 2007

Woodward/White, Inc. has announced their list of Best Lawyers in America for 2008. Congratulations to Joe Beeson, Dave Higgins, Rob Lannan, Tim Miller, Bill Porth and Joe Price for their inclusion.

August 27, 2007
Robinson & McElwee will sponsor its first Employer Advocate Seminar on Sept. 12 at the South Charleston Ramada Plaza Hotel. This free, half-day seminar will feature three panel discussions about the ways businesses can prepare for requests to produce electronic information, including e-mails, word processing documents, and financial data, as well as the upcoming open market for workers compensation insurance and employment practices litigation.
June 29, 2007
Robinson & McElwee has announced that five Charleston-based attorneys have been recognized by their peers as West Virginia Super Lawyers. Law & Politics magazine compiles the annual list and selects candidates through surveys, professional achievement, and internal research. Lawyers throughout West Virginia were asked to nominate the best attorneys they’ve personally observed in action. The attorneys named were: David K. Higgins (Business/Corporate) Joseph M. Price (Employment & Labor) Timothy M. Miller (Civil Litigation Defense) Douglas C. McElwee (Real Estate)
June 15, 2007
Five Robinson & McElwee attorneys were recognized in the 2007 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers: David K. Higgins: Corporate/Commerical Timothy M. Miller: Environment Douglas C. McElwee: Real Estate Joseph M. Price: Labor & Employment David L. Yaussy: Environment
April 30, 2007
Robinson & McElwee was honored by The Nature Conservancy in West Virginia at the recent Corporate Council for the Environment dinner held April 27 at Edgewood Country Club in Charleston. The firm was recognized, with other leaders in West Virginia's business community, for its continued support of the organization and conservation efforts in the state. William Porth, the firm's assistant managing member, accepted the award on the firm's behalf. Firm member Rob Lannan sits on the Board of Trustees of The Nature Conservancy in West Virginia.
April 17, 2007
On April 16, Governor Joe Manchin III announced that David Higgins would fill the 30th District West Virginia House of Delegates seat formerly held by Jon Amores. The governor praised Higgins for his contributions to West Virginia as a community leader and city council member. Higgins will be sworn in during a ceremony in the House chamber at the West Virginia State Capitol on April 18.
March 26, 2007
Dave Higgins will be re-elected to serve on Charleston's City Council this May. Dave had no opposition in the primary nor does he have any opposition in the general election. This will be his second four year term as the councilman from Ward 15 which is the South Hills area of Charleston.
February 20, 2007
Robinson & McElwee PLLC is happy to welcome Riley Romeo, William Marcum and Ryan Kennedy to the firm as associates. All are graduates of the WVU College of Law. Romeo, a Charleston native, and Marcum, a native of Logan, WV, will practice in the firm's Charleston office. Romeo will work in the litigation department, Marcum in the firm's corporate department. Kennedy, a Clarksburg native, is returning to his hometown after practicing in Pittsburgh. He will practice in the corporate department of the firm's Clarksburg office.