Stapleton Law Offices attorney receives award

Matt Stapleton, an injury attorney at Stapleton Law Offices in Huntington, has been chosen by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys as one of the 2019 "10 Best Attorneys" for client satisfaction in the area of personal injury law in West Virginia. The American Institute is an impartial third-party attorney rating service and invitation only legal organization recognizing excellence in the practice of law.

Stapleton has handled hundreds of injury cases and obtained millions of dollars in compensation for his clients. His practice focuses on car accidents, semi-truck accidents, motorcycle wrecks, premises injury liability, animal attacks and general personal injury litigation.

Born and raised in Huntington, Mr. Stapleton graduated with honors from Marshall University with a degree in accounting and from the West Virginia University College of Law.

Brown named June resident of the month

Dr. Jason Brown has been named Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine's Resident of the Month for June.

Brown is completing his fifth and final year of the surgery residency at Marshall. He was also nominated for his professionalism and compassionate health care.

Brown leaves Huntington at the end of June to start a trauma/critical care fellowship at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. During his fellowship, Brown will develop expertise in the management of the critically ill and postoperative patients, with a particular focus on trauma.

The Oklahoma native received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City, where he also earned his bachelor's degree in microbiology.

Brown credits his success to Rebecca, his wife of 16 years, and his five children. As part of his recognition as the June Resident of the Month, Brown received a plaque and designated parking spot.

19 Jackson Kelly attorneys recognized

Chambers USA rated 19 Jackson Kelly attorneys in its "2019 Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers."

Ranked Jackson Kelly lawyers are Gretchen M. Callas, Ellen S. Cappellanti, Mark H. Dellinger, Charles D. Dunbar, A.L. Emch, Samme L. Gee, Justin M. Harrison, Thomas J. Hurney Jr., Stephen M. LaCagnin, Charles W. Loeb Jr., Elizabeth O. Lord, Erin E. Magee, Robert G. McLusky, Louis S. Southworth II, Kenneth E. Tawney, James W. Thomas, Robert G. Tweel, Taunja Willis-Miller and Roger A. Wolfe.

Two of the firm's practice areas rated in Band 1 in West Virginia: corporate/commercial and litigation: general commercial. In Band 2, Chambers recognized Jackson Kelly's labor and employment, natural resources, and real estate practice groups.

Steptoe & Johnson attorneys recognized

The Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business rankings for 2019 include 17 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC attorneys. Plus, Chambers USA ranked Steptoe & Johnson first in four practice areas in West Virginia including corporate/commercial, labor and employment, natural resources and real estate.

The ranked attorneys and their practice areas, listed by office location, include from Huntington Ancil G. Ramey in litigation general Commercial and Christopher L. Slaughter in labor and employment. Also included from Charleston were Bryan R. Cokeley, labor and employment; Sharon O. Flanery, natural resources; David M. Flannery, natural resources, environment; Robert D. Fluharty, natural resources, real estate; and John C. Stump, corporate/commercial: banking and finance.

Attorneys named Bar Foundation Fellows

Thomas H. Gilpin, Angela Wynn Konrad, Christopher L. Slaughter, Barry M. Taylor and Tamela J. White, all from Huntington, have been named as West Virginia Bar Foundation Fellows.

They were honored at the recent Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner in Charleston.

This year's class of 17 lawyers and judges joins more than 400 individuals who have been previously selected as Bar Foundation Fellows.

Mooney announces end of June retirement date

After more than 47 years in banking, Daniel Mooney of Ironton, Ohio, announced that he will retire at the end of June. He is currently vice president and commercial banker for WesBanco, and was a two-time winner of WesBanco's coveted President's Club Award.

Mooney began his banking career on January 10, 1972, at the First National Bank of Ironton, which is now U.S. Bank.

In 1984, he moved his family to Portsmouth, Ohio, and worked at the Portsmouth Banking Company, also now U.S. Bank.

In 1992, he moved back to Ironton and worked for Bank One, which is now Chase Bank, in Huntington.

In 2000, he went to work at Oak Hill Banks, which was acquired by WesBanco Bank, Inc. in 2008.

Mooney has been heavily involved in economic development and other community activities. He intends to remain involved in his board activities with the Lawrence Economic Development Corporation. He is also currently the chairman of the Shawnee State University Development Foundation and also serves on the board of Hill View Retirement Center in Portsmouth.

Mooney said he is looking forward to traveling and spending more time with his grandchildren.


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