1979, West Virginia and U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia; 1980, U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 2000, U.S. Supreme Court
West Virginia University, J.D., 1979
Law School Graduation Year
Wesleyan University, B.A., 1971
Kanawha County and American (Member, Litigation Section) Bar Associations; West Virginia State Bar (Member, Lawyer Specialization Commission, 1998-1999); Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Member, Order of the Coif. Recipient, West Virginia Law Review Literary Award, 1979. Law Clerk to Hon. K.K. Hall, United States Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1979-1980. Research Editor, West Virginia Law Review, Vol.81. Author: Chapter 91, (West Virginia), Environmental Law Practice Guide, Matthew Bender, 1992; Longwall Mining and SMCRA--Unstable Ground for Regulators and Litigants, 94 West Virginia Law Review 693 (1992); Citizen Participation in the Regulation of Surface Mining, 81 West Virginia Law Review 625 (1979). Co-Author: Valid Existing Rights in SMCRA, 5 Journal of Mineral Law and Policy 585 (1990); Pennsylvania Coal Company v. Mahon Revisited: Is the Federal Surface Mining Act a Valid Exercise of the Police Power or an Unconstitutional Taking? 16 Tulsa Law Journal 418 (1981); The Commerce Clause and the Tenth Amendment at Odds: Can the Federal Surface Mining Act Survive National League of Cities? 8 Northern Kentucky Law Review 107 (1981). Adjunct Instructor of Environmental Law, West Virginia University College of Law, 1996. Member, West Virginia Law Institute Business Corporations Act Advisory Committee, 1999.