The WV Bar Foundation Board of Directors announces the Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at the 4 Points Sheraton Hotel (600 Kanawha Blvd., East, in Charleston)!   This highly anticipated event will honor the judges and lawyers selected for both the 2020 Fellows class and the 2021 Fellows class, since the 2020 Dinner was cancelled at the last moment due to the historic Covid-19 virus pandemic. Social distancing and masking guidelines in effect on June 24 will be followed.   The criteria for Bar Foundation Fellows are those judges and lawyers whose professional, public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and honorable service to the legal profession with the individuals selected reflecting the diverse nature of the legal profession in West Virginia.   There have been approximately 400 lawyers and judges selected as Fellows over the years from the 6,000 judges and lawyers here in WV.   The outstanding individuals, who will be honored on June 24, are:   2020 Fellows class- Barbara Fleischauer-Morgantown Carte Goodwin-Charleston Michele Grinberg-Charleston Anne Harman-Wheeling Karen Kahle-Wheeling Judge H. L. Kirkpatrick-Beckley Judge Thomas Kleeh-Clarksburg Charles Loeb-Charleston                                Melissa Luce-Charleston Christopher Luttrell-Martinsburg Sandy Murphy-Charleston Larry Rowe-Charleston Judge Gloria Stephens-Welch Teresa Tarr-Charleston Dean John Taylor-Morgantown   2021 Fellows class- Justice Tim Armstead-Charleston Randy Bernard-Wheeling James Dodrill-Charleston Paul Farrell, Jr.-Huntington Sharon Flanery-Charleston Karen Garrett-Moorefield Lary Garrett-Moorefield Judge Michael Lorensen-Martinsburg Greg McDermott-Wheeling Steve New-Beckley Meshea Poore-Morgantown Andy Richardson-Charleston Bob Tweel-Charleston                                        Tony Werner-Wheeling Chip Williams-Beckley   The well received event (black tie optional) begins at 6:00PM and the cost is $150 per person or $2,000 for a reserved sponsored table of ten persons. The majority of the amount is tax deductible and the net proceeds from the Dinner are used for Bar Foundation grants to improve the administration of justice in the state.   Please contact Tom Tinder to make your reservations—(304)-343-9823, or WV Bar Foundation, P. O. Box 4845, Charleston, WV 25364.   For your convenience, a block of sleeping rooms has been set aside at the 4 Points Sheraton Hotel at a reduced group rate of $169. To make your sleeping room reservations, please call–800-368-7764—and specify the group name, which is “WV Bar Foundation Room Block”.   Join your colleagues and friends at the 2021 Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner for the extraordinary honoring of two classes of highly regarded members of the judiciary and the legal profession!
Bar Foundation President Harry G. “Chip” Shaffer, III has made a generous donation to support the mission of improving the administration of justice and the provision of legal services for WV’s citizens.   The tax deductible contribution has been placed in the Bar Foundation’s Justice Fund where the money can only be used for Bar Foundation grants in support of the mission.   Chip is completing his second three year term as a member of the Board of Directors and has provided superb presidential leadership to the Bar Foundation for the past year during the virus pandemic crisis.   A Big Thank You to Chip Shaffer!
The WV Bar Foundation expresses its most sincere condolences and utmost sympathy on the passing of David H. Daugherty (Huntington), on May 9, 2021.   David served as a founding member of the Bar Foundation Board of Directors when it came into existence in 1989. During his illustrious life, he was a leader in high school, college, law school, the armed services and as a lawyer for his clients.   David served as the President of the WV State Bar and provided leadership for a multitude of community and statewide endeavors. He was selected as a member of one of the first classes of Bar Foundation Fellows.   David and his wife, Pat, were always in attendance at gatherings of the legal profession around the state. He was universally recognized for his kindness, his leadership and his commitment to the legal profession and the justice system.   David H. Daugherty-All honor to his name.