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Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia

Craig S. Beeson

  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 2017-present
  • Associate, Robinson & McElwee, 2008-2017

Mr. Beeson’s practice primarily focuses on general civil litigation, including cases involving chemical and asbestos exposure, products liability claims, “deliberate intent,” breach of contract and class action claims.  He has litigated matters involving trespass, property law, oil and gas law, and financial services.  He also serves as local counsel for products liability and personal injury cases.

Joseph S. Beeson

  • Assistant Managing Member, Robinson & McElwee, 1998-2010
  • Former Chair, Litigation Department, Robinson & McElwee
  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 1983-present
  • Partner, Love, Wise, Robinson & Woodroe, 1976-1983
  • Associate, James, Wise, Robinson & Magnuson, 1974-1975

Mr. Beeson primarily practices civil litigation in federal and state courts at the trial and appellate level, with an emphasis on toxic exposure cases, often involving mass torts and class actions.

Brian E. Calabrese

  • Associate, Robinson & McElwee, 2012-present
  • Summer Associate, Robinson & McElwee, 2011
  • Senior Articles Editor, German Law Journal, 2011–2012
  • Staff Writer, Washington and Lee Law Review, 2010–2011
  • Lecturer, Department of Classical Studies, University of Michigan, 2008–2009

Mr. Calabrese practices within Robinson & McElwee’s Business Law Department.

Leslie Dillon

  • Associate Robinson & McElwee, 2012-present
  • Associate, Campbell Woods, 2005-2012
  • Cash Management Regional Consultant, Branch Banking and Trust Co., 2000-2002
  • Business Services Officer, Branch Banking and Trust Co./Commercial Lending Officer, Matewan National Bank (Merger-related title change), 1996-2000
  • Financial Analyst, Matewan National Bank, 1994-1995
  • Accountant, Vallet & Associates, A.C., 1991-1994

Mr.

Richard W. Gallagher

  • Chair, Litigation Department, Robinson & McElwee, 2013-present
  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 1992-present
  • Partner, McNeer, Highland & McMunn, 1988-1992

Mr. Gallagher is primarily involved in general, civil, labor and employment law matters in federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels.

Mr. Gallagher also practices with a focus in major business labor litigation involving wage and hour litigation, as well as alleged discrimination.

Stephen F. Gandee

  • Assistant Executive Officer, 2017-present
  • Board of Directors Member, 2015-2017
  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 1997-present
  • Associate, Robinson & McElwee, 1992-1996
  • Associate, McNeer, Highland & McMunn, 1989-1992

Mr. Gandee’s practice primarily involves civil litigation defense in federal and state courts.

Mr. Gandee has nearly 30 years of experience as an attorney, with over 25 years of litigation in electrical matters and more than 20 years of litigation in large truck or tractor-trailer accidents.

Keith J. George

  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 1993-present
  • Associate, Robinson & McElwee, 1988-1992
  • Chairman, Financial Services and Mortgage Litigation Practice Group, Robinson & McElwee
  • Former Chairman, Litigation Department, Robinson & McElwee
  • Former Special Assistant Attorney General to the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Commission
  • Former Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, West Virginia Attorney General’s Office

Mr.

Kent J. George

  • Chief Executive Officer, 2014-present
  • Managing Member, Robinson & McElwee, 1999-2014
  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 1993-present
  • Associate, Robinson & McElwee, 1987-1993

Mr. George's practice focuses upon commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, business litigation, arbitration and dispute resolutions and real estate transactions involving retail, industrial, resort and other commercial real estate development projects.

Mark J. Grigoraci

  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 2014
  • Associate, Robinson & McElwee, 2005-2014
  • Member, Financial Services and Mortgage Litigation Practice Group, Robinson & McElwee
  • Assistant Attorney General, Workers’ Compensation Defense Division, West Virginia Attorney General’s Office, 2004-2005

Mr.

Christopher L. Hamb

  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 2008-present
  • Of Counsel, Robinson & McElwee, 2006-2007

Mr. Hamb is primarily involved in civil litigation in federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels.

Mr. Hamb has more than 16 years of experience in significant real estate, title, broker and salesperson liability, real estate liability, contract disputes, energy, timber and mineral law matters, including significant trial experience.

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