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Aug. 25, 2013 @ 02:43 PM

Becher elected to National Congress of Family Medicine Residents

HUNTINGTON -- Dr. Kimberly R. Becher, a family medicine resident in the Department of Family and Community Health at Marshall University's Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, was recently elected to serve as the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents representative to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

Becher was elected to the national post by her peers at the AAFP'S National Conference of Family Residents and Medical Students last month. She will serve as the sole resident member on the AAFP's board of directors representing more than 3,000 family medicine residents nationwide.

"Dr. Becher is the quintessential family doctor. She is engaged with her patients, cares about her community and is always looking for ways to improve medicine," Dr. John Walden, chairman of the Department of Family and Community Health, said in a news release. "I cannot speak highly enough of her dedication to improve the health care outcomes of West Virginians and others in the Appalachian region. She is an outstanding ambassador for our school and our state."

Becher, who grew up in West Virginia and graduated from the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in 2011, is in her third and final year of residency and serves as one of the department's chief residents. Highly interested in health policy and reform advocacy, Becher also serves as one of Marshall's Paul Ambrose Health Policy Fellows.

Following residency, Becher plans on working in Clay County for Community Care of West Virginia.

'Best Lawyers' list includes three Nelson Mullins attorneys

HUNTINGTON -- Three Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough West Virginia attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014 in 12 practice areas.

According to the organization, lawyers are selected for inclusion based on a peer-review survey. Lawyers are not allowed to pay a fee to be listed. Best Lawyers is based on confidential evaluations by and interviews of leading attorneys about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

The West Virginia attorneys listed are:

Marc E. Williams, selected for Appellate Law, Banking & Finance Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Litigation, Labor & Employment Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law -- Defendants, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions -- Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation -- Defendants, and Railroad Law.

Robert L. Massie, selected for Insurance Law, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, and Railroad Law.

Melissa Foster Bird, selected for Railroad Law.

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 470 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

Huddleston Bolen partners listed in 'Best Lawyers'

HUNTINGTON -- Best Lawyers has released itsr 2014 Guide, recognizing a number of Huddleston Bolen's lawyers and practice groups and naming the firm as a Top Ranked Railroad Law Firm in the United States.

More than 70 percent of the partners in Huddleston Bolen LLP were honored in the publication, representing all of the firm's offices in Huntington and Charleston, and Ashland and Louisville, Ky.

Two lawyers, Luke Lafferre and JH Mahaney were named "Lawyers of the Year" in 2014. Lafferre was recognized as a "Lawyer of the Year" for his work in Railroad Law and Mahaney was recognized as a "Lawyer of the Year" for his work in Construction Law.

Huddleston Bolen's practice groups were top ranked in 33 different areas, including:

Top-Listed in the United States in Railroad Law

Top-Listed in Kentucky in Railroad Law

Top-Listed in West Virginia in Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Top-Listed in West Virginia in Railroad Law

Top-Listed in West Virginia in Securities / Capital Markets Law

Top-Listed in West Virginia in Securities Regulation

Top-Listed in Ashland, Ky.

Top-Listed in Ashland, Ky. in Railroad Law

Top-Listed in Huntington.

Seventeen lawyers in firm's Huntington office were named to Best Lawyers:

Rodney L. Baker in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions and Product Liability Litigation

Richard J. Bolen in Natural Resources Law and Oil and Gas Law

J. David Bolen in Railroad Law

M. Edward Cunningham in Commercial Litigation and Tax Law

Daniel A. Earl in Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Thomas H. Gilpin in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Janet Smith Holbrook in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation -- Bankruptcy

Angela W. Konrad in Railroad Law

Daniel J. Konrad in Commercial Litigation

Luke Andrew Lafferre in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions, Personal Injury Litigation, and Railroad Law

Paul J. Loftus in Insurance Law and Railroad Law

John H. Mahaney in Commercial Litigation, Employment Law, Litigation - Construction, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions, Personal Injury Litigation, and Railroad Law

Thomas J. Murray in Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Financial Services Regulation Law,

Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation

Christopher J. Plybon in Real Estate Law

Scott K. Sheets in Employment Law, representing management, Labor Law, representing Management and Labor & Employment Litigation

Andrew S. Zettle in Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Energy Law, and Environmental Litigation

Other attorneys who were individually recognized by Best Lawyers are:

From the firm's Ashland, Ky., office, James E. Cleveland III and Alexander C. Ward were recognized for their work in Railroad Law.

From the firm's Charleston office, Kevin A. Nelson was recognized in the areas of Employment Law, representing Management and in Labor and Employment Litigation, and Mary Sanders was named for her work in Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation, and Product Liability Litigation.

Kathiejane Oehler, resident in the firm's Louisville office was named to Best Lawyers in the area of Railroad Law.

Huddleston Bolen LLP is a full service law firm representing global corporations, national companies, regional businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals.

Jenkins Fenstermaker attorneys named 'Best Lawyers'

HUNTINGTON -- Nine attorneys with Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC, recently were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

They include:

Wesley F. Agee, selected for Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Stephen J. Golder, selected for Business Organizations, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law and Real Estate Law

Lee Murray Hall, selected for Insurance Law

Henry M. Kayes, selected for Trusts and Estates

Brian S. Lindsay, selected for Mass Tort Litigation

Thomas E. Scarr, selected for Commercial, Construction, ERISA and Labor and Employment Litigation and Employment Law

Robert H. "Bo" Sweeney Jr., selected for Commercial, Construction and Mass Tort Litigation

Barry M. Taylor, selected for Medical Malpractice Law and

Steven K. Wellman, selected for Workers' Compensation Law.

In addition, Scarr was recognized as a Best Lawyers' 2013 Lawyer of the Year in the areas of Employment Law -- Management and ERISA Litigation.

Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in the same and related specialties.

For nearly 90 years, Jenkins Fenstermaker has been prominent in the West Virginia legal community as a multi-practice, full service regional law firm in Huntington. The firm represents individuals, local businesses and a number of Fortune 500 companies.

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