For more information click on Events in Tool Bar

2019 Annual Meeting
The Resort at Glade Springs Resort
June 12-14, 2019

Sponsor Form

Trial Academy
Substantive Group
Lunchtime Meetings


For more information click on Events in Tool Bar

Business/Commercial Law
Creditor's Rights Inaugural Meeting

Construction Law


Employment Law
March 21, 2019
Lunch & Learn
"Appellate Advocacy:  Gaining The Edge"
Former WV Supreme Court
Justice Brent Benjamin

Energy Law

Insurance Law
March 14, 2019

"History of Comparative Fault, Contributory Negligence; Joint & Several Liability
and the Evolution of the
New Non-Party Fault Statute in WV
Approved:  1.20 WV General Credits
Mychal Schulz & Jennifer Hicks
Babst Calland

Medical Liability

Product Liability
March 25, 2019
Lunch and Learn
"Relevant Bills of Past Session"
Mark Hayes,
Robinson McElwee, PLLC

 Safety and Health

Young Lawyers
March 7
E-discovery Points of Controversy

Workers’ Compensation

For more information on meetings listed above please check our Events Calendar or contact pschultz@dtcwv.org


        Annual Meeting Sponsors      

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2018 37th annual meeting sponsors. 
here for the complete list.

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2019 Sponsorship Form


   WV Law Updates 


MCLE Reminder for the
July 1, 2016-June 30, 2018
Reporting Period

The July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2018 reporting period ends June 30, 2018.  The filing deadline is July 31, 2018.  Please login to the member portal at www.mywvbar.org and go to My Transcript to view the credits reported, and to confirm, edit, or delete any pending submissions from the sponsor reporting.  Credits filed August 1, 2018 or later will require a $50 late filing fee.  Active attorneys are required a total of 24 credits, including at least 3 in legal ethics, law office management, substance abuse or elimination of bias.  Newly admitted attorneys admitted between July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017 are required 12 total credits, including at least 3 in legal ethics, law office management, substance abuse or elimination of bias.  Attorneys admitted on or after July 1, 2017 are exempt for the July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2018 reporting period.


Updated Privacy Related Legal Resources


The West Virginia Executive Branch recently updated its HIPPA Preemption Analysis.There is also a summary and flow chart explaining the mechanics of HIPPA preemption. Additionally, the Executive Branch's Privacy Requirements Document was recently updated, and provides a summary of all privacy laws impacting the enterprise. Both are revised annually to support internal privacy compliance, and may be useful to others as a resource. Any questions may be directed to Sallie Milam, WV's chief privacy officer, at 304-766--2646 X57624 or sallie.h.milam@wv.gov.


ABA Free Legal Answers

The website for the ABA Free Legal Answers program has been updated. There has been an increase in activity since the update with more questions submitted by users looking for legal help. For those attorneys who currently serve as volunteers, please be sure to check the site regularly as there are new questions being submitted daily. If you are not currently serving as a volunteer attorney for the program, but would like to do so, please visit the ABA's Free Legal Answers website by clicking here.

2018 State Bar Membership Directory

The 2018 edition of the membership directory will be available soon. To advance purchase a paper version, go to www. legaldirectories.com




Member News

Neva Lusk
Receives Prestigious DRI Award

Neva Lusk, DTCWV Past President, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, recently received the
DRI Mary Massaron Award
for the Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession during the Women in the Law Awards Luncheon in San Diego.
This award is created for a person who stands as an innovator and role model and one who has made significant efforts to advance women in the legal profession.


2018-2019 Officers

L-R:  Erik Legg, President 
Jill Mcintyre, Im. Past President
Mark Hayes, Vice President
Teresa Dumire, Treasurer

Todd Mount, Secretary


Attorney of the Year

John Palmer, IV


 Young Lawyer of the Year
Nathaniel Kuratomi


 Member Newsletter
Article of the Year

Bernard Vallejos
Presented by Chuck Bailey


 Young Lawyer Newsletter
Article of the Year

Raymond Harrell, Jr.




DTCWV Mixologist

Susan Snowden




The Civil Justice Report



Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
P. O. Box 527, Charleston, WV 25322-0527
304-344-1611, 304-344-4711 fax