Bruce L. Stout

One Bridge Place, 10 Hale Street, P.O. Box 3786
Charleston, West Virginia 25337

Areas Of Arbitration




1982, West Virginia; 1990, Kentucky; 1995, Ohio

Law School

The Ohio State University, J.D., 1982

Law School Graduation Year



The Ohio State University, B.A., cum laude, 1979


Cabell County , Kentucky, Ohio State and American (Member: Real Property, Probate and Trust Sections; Current Developments - West Virginia Reporter; Member, 1997—) Bar Associations; West Virginia State Bar (Member, Probate Committee, 1985; Chairman, 1990); Kentucky and Ohio State Bar; West Virginia Law Institute on Intestate Succession; Huntington Estate Planning Council (Member, 1984—; President, 1988); Best Lawyers in America; Outstanding Lawyers of America; Chairman of the American College of Trust and Estate Council; Chairman for the KYOWVA Planned.


Phi Kappa Phi. Phi Eta Sigma. Phi Delta Phi. Author: Guidelines for Using Trusts for Minors Effectively, Estate Planning, March/April, 1993; Noncharitable Gifts, The Practical Lawyer, May, 1994; Should the Surviving Spouse Serve as Trustee of the Nonmarital Trust? Estate Planning, May/June, 1990; Using a Durable Power of Attorney to Make Gifts for an Incapacitated Individual, Estate Planning, September/October, 1988; The Basics of QTIP, Taxation for Accountants, August 1993, Taxation for Lawyers, July/August 1994; Applying the Anti-Lapse Statute: Unusual Twists, Probate and Property, July/August 1995; West Virginia Takes a Step Backward In Elective Share Law, West Virginia Law Review, Summer 1997; Author of the West Virginia Probate Newsletter; Holographic Wills, Estate Planning, April 2003.