New Board of Governors and Young Lawyers Committee Members

The West Virginia State Bar is pleased to announce, congratulate and welcome the newest members of The State Bar Board of Governors and the Young Lawyers Executive Committee:


District 11 – Courtney A. Kirtley – Summersville

District 12 – J. Burton Hunter III – Buckhannon

District 13 – William J. O’Brien – Bridgeport

District 14 – Monica N. Haddad – Morgantown

District 15 – Mark E. Gaydos – Kingwood

District 16 – Floyd “Kin” Sayre, III – Martinsburg

African American Representative – Kameron T. Miller – Charleston



District 11 – Roger L. Lambert – Fayetteville

District 12 – W. Clinton Carte – Marlinton

District 13 – Landon S. Moyer – Bridgeport

District 14 – Eric M. Hayhurst – Morgantown

District 16 – April D. Mallow – Moorefield

African American Representative – Nicole A. Cofer – Charleston

WV State Bar Regional Meetings

October 13-29, 2015: The West Virginia State Bar will hold nine Regional Meetings  this fall. These meetings will provide 3.0 Continuing Legal Education credits including 2 credits in the areas of ethics, office management, substance abuse, and/or elimination of bias. The seminars have only been approved for CLE credit in West Virginia. Lunch will be included at each meeting. Each Regional Meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will last until, approximately, 1:30 p.m. The cost is $100 per person. One of The State Bar’s Officers will attend each meeting.

Click here for the agenda

Dates and Locations:

October 13 – Tamarack – Beckley 

October 14 – Clarion Inn – Shepherdstown

October 15 – South Branch Inn – Moorefield

October 20 – University of Charleston – Charleston

October 21 – The Blennerhassett – Parkersburg

October 22 – Guyan Country Club – Huntington

October 27 – Oliverio’s – Bridgeport

October 28 – Waterfront Place Hotel – Morgantown

October 29 – Oglebay Resort – Wheeling

 Click date or location above to register online. 

Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner



The WV Bar Foundation Board of Directors is very pleased to announce the outstanding members of the 17th class of Bar Foundation Fellows.

The criteria for the Fellows is “those judges and lawyers whose professional, public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and honorable service to the legal profession with the individuals selected reflecting the diverse nature of the legal profession in West Virginia.”

Since 1999, the Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors has selected just more than 300 lawyers and judges to be Fellows from the more than 5,000 WV lawyers and judges.
The Annual Reception and Dinner to honor the 2015 class will be held on Thursday, April 23, at the Marriott Hotel in Charleston. The well attended event (black tie optional) begins at 6:00PM and the cost is $150 per person or $1,500 for a table of ten persons.

The 2015 class of Bar Foundation Fellows includes:

Professor Gerry Ashdown-Morgantown
Patrick Casey-Wheeling
Brian Cokeley-Charleston
Charles Dunbar-Charleston
Robert File-Beckley
Kay Fuller-Martinsburg
Chief Judge Gina Groh-Martinsburg
Lee Hall-Huntington
Henry Jernigan-Charleston
Judge Mike Kelly-Charleston
Deborah Kilgore-Princeton
Judge James Mazzone-Wheeling
David McMunn-Clarksburg
Christy Morris-Charleston
Andy Nason-Charleston
Judge Dan O’Hanlon-Huntington
Louis Palmer-Charleston
Gerry Stowers-Charleston
Steve Thompson-Charleston
Tracey Weber, III-Weston
James Wright-Wheeling

Please contact Tom Tinder to make your reservations—(304)-343-9823, or WV Bar Foundation, P. O. Box 4845, Charleston, WV 25364.

2015 Membership Directory

The 2015 edition of the membership directory is now available. Log into the Membership Portal at, click on the Members drop down menu and then click Membership Directory to download the .pdf file.Click here for instructions and tips on how to navigate the digital version of the directory. If you wish to order a paper version click here for the order form.  Please note you may be contact by Legal Directories (Dallas, TX) about purchasing a new membership directory.

Board of Governors and Young Lawyers Elections

On January 13, 2015 nominating petitions were mailed via USPS to members in Districts 11-16 and the African American Representative. When signed by the requisite number of members, the petition must be received, by mail, email or fax no later than midnight February 10, 2015, by the Executive Director of The West Virginia State Bar.

Board of Governors Nominating Petition

Young Lawyers Section Nominating Petition

African American Representative Nominating Petition