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Jan. 12, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Shane Ritchie promoted to partner at Beard Mortuary

Shane A.S. Ritchie, CFSP, a long-time funeral director/embalmer for Beard Mortuary at 3001 3rd Ave., Huntington, has been promoted to the position of managing partner for the funeral home.

Ritchie, who has a bachelor's degree in management from Ottawa University, is an internationally published author with many articles appearing in funeral profession trade publications, a public speaker on technical topics related to funeral service, and, according to Beard Mortuary, is the Tri-State's only Certified Post-Mortem Reconstructive Surgery Specialist.

Ritchie, 52, is a lifelong resident of the Tri-State. He can be reached at 304-522-8253 or via email at shane.ritchie@carriageservices.com.

Brown promoted at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

The partners of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP have promoted Nathan Brown to of counsel. He is a former associate in the West Virginia office who joined the firm in 2012.

Brown practices in the area of civil litigation. He has experience as a trial defense counsel in the United States Army where he represented service members in a variety of matters. He also acted as a senior legal adviser to the brigade that trained combat advisers deploying to Afghanistan and Iraq, and functioned as the chief legal adviser to a combined, joint task force responsible for counter-improvised explosive device operations in Afghanistan. Prior to his military service, he served as an in-house attorney for Norfolk Southern Corp.

Dustin Shafer named Goldy Auto salesperson of the month

Goldy Auto of Huntington awarded the salesperson of the month to Dustin Shafer for the month of December.

Shafer is a resident of Ashland and has been a member of Goldy Auto's sales team since April 2013. Before entering into the automotive business, Shafer was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 2003 but decided to attend college instead. He attended St. Catherine College and then signed with the White Sox in 2004 and played in the minor leagues until 2007, before moving back to Ashland.

Alexis Mattingly named partner at Huddleston Bolen LLP

Huddleston Bolen LLP announced Alexis Mattingly has been named partner in the firm.

Admitted to the State Bars of both West Virginia and Kentucky, Mattingly practices in the firm's Huntington office. Her focus is on the defense of transportation law, employment law, products liability, premises liability and insurance law. Mattingly has experience defending railway, trucking, chemical, insurance and manufacturing companies.

A native of Greenup, Ky., she attended Roanoke College in Salem, Va., where she graduated in 2003. Mattingly then studied law at the University of Kentucky. Mattingly resides in Ashland.

Grigoraci joins Robinson & McElwee

Robinson & McElwee announced the addition of Mark Grigoraci as the firm's newest member. Grigoraci will continue his work in the labor and employment practice group in the firm's Charleston office.

Grigoraci joined the firm as an associate in 2005. His practice has focused primarily on the representation and counseling of employers in workers' compensation and federal black lung matters and a wide array of labor and employment issues. He has presented and participated in the preparation of several seminars on workers' compensation and labor and employment law.

Prior to joining Robinson & McElwee, Grigoraci served as an assistant attorney general at the West Virginia Attorney General's Office, Workers' Compensation Defense Division. As an assistant attorney general, Grigoraci handled numerous workers' compensation claims involving a multitude of issues.

Grigoraci holds degrees from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and from Marshall University's College of Business.

Miller joins surgical team at KDMC

King's Daughters Medical Center announced general surgeon Kevin Miller, M.D., has joined its team of physicians. A Kentucky native, Miller's practice includes general surgery, endoscopy and wound care. He is also experienced with the da Vinci minimally invasive surgical system.

Miller earned his medical degree from the University of Kentucky School of Medicine. He completed residency at St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown, Ohio. Miller is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.

General surgeons specialize in surgical treatment of diseases affecting the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland. They also perform surgeries for diseases of the skin, breast, soft tissue and hernias.



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