Member, 1997-2003 and Chairperson, 2000-2003, WV Lawyers Disciplinary Board. Consultant, Faculty Forensic Psychiatry Resident's Training Program, Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, WV University School of Medicine, 2001—. Fellow of the WV State Bar, 2005. Member, Ethics Committee, National Employee Lawyers Association, 2005-present. Adjunct Lecturer, Pretrial Litigation, WV College of Law, 2000-2005. Member, Board of Directors, WV Fund for Law in the Public Interest, 1987-present. Listed in, "The Best Lawyers in America," Labor and Employment Law, 1993-present. Super Lawyers, 2007-present. Member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, 2006. 2005 Recipient of the WV ACLU Sid Bell Memorial Award.
Sample Presentations: "Avoiding Fourth and Long: The Top Ten Ethical Dilemmas for Plaintiff's Litigators, WVCLE, September 4, 2011," "Conflicts of Interest: The Ethical Dos and Don'ts of Motions to Disqualify Counsel," WV Association of Justice, February 12, 2010; "Ten Tips for Taking an Effective Plaintiff's Deposition," Mountain State Bar Association, May 1, 2009; "Telling Your Story and Challenging the Other Side's Story: Tips on Directing Cross Examination from Both Sides of the Fence," Panel Speaker, West Virginia State Bar Association, April 25, 2009; "Public Confidence in the Judiciary and the Responsibility of Members of the Bar," Inns of Court, Charleston, West Virginia, May 2008; "Civility, Ethical Standards and Impulse Control: Litigating Against the Attorney from Hell," WV Trial Lawyers Assoc., 6/06; "Avoiding Legal Malpractice for the Plaintiff's Employment Lawyer," Nat'l Employment Lawyers Assoc. Annual Convention, 6/04; "Lawyer Ethics, An Oxymoron?" WV Trial Lawyers Assoc., 1/04; "Overcoming Challenges in Litigating Motions for Summary Judgment," Nat'l Employment Lawyers Assoc. Annual Convention, 6/03; "From Handshake to Headache: Ethical and Other Perils in Settlement Negotiations," WV Continuing Legal Education, 2/03; "Ethics, Etiquette and Ego in the Hardball Practice of Law," WV Trial Lawyers Assoc., 6/02.