The 15th WV Bar   Foundation Fellows Dinner was held on April 25 and was an overwhelming success. More than 170 judges, lawyers and their guests from all parts of the state were in attendance to honor three judges and nineteen lawyers, who were members of the 2013 class. Pictured above are several of this year’s Fellows after they received their special awards.
Bar Foundation President Tracey Weber (Weston) presented highlights of the organization’s activities and achievements in the past few years and introduced Michael Nissim-Sabat, the third year student at the WVU College of Law and recipient of the Bar Foundation’s Public Service Scholarship, who explained the positive impact that the scholarship had on his legal studies and his future in the legal profession.
President Weber formally introduced this year’s Fellows, who join less than   300 lawyers and judges who had previously been selected to receive this high   honor. The 2013 Fellows class members are:

Fred Adkins-Huntington
Judge Jack Alsop-Webster Springs
Marcia Ashdown-Morgantown
Robert Berthold, Jr.-Charleston
Rebecca Betts-Charleston
Professor Tom Cady-Morgantown
Judge Russell Clawges, Jr.-Morgantown
Robert Dinsmore-Morgantown
William File, III-Beckley
Richard Ford, Jr.-Lewisburg
William Galeota-Morgantown
Thomas Hurney, Jr.-Charleston
Evans King, Jr.-Bridgeport
Neva Lusk-Charleston
David McCauley-Buckhannon
Judge Ronald  Pearson-Charleston
Rory Perry, II-Charleston
Tracey Rohrbaugh-Martinsburg
Don Sensabaugh, Jr.-Charleston
Howard Seufer, Jr.-Charleston
Lonnie Simmons-Charleston
Ron Tucker-Fairmont



This weekend, eleven newer lawyers are participating in the second ALPS   Lawyer Leadership Institute at the Stonewall Resort near Weston.
These attorneys, who have been practicing law for ten years or less, are   having the opportunity to learn from outstanding members of the judiciary and   the legal profession regarding education and professional training that will   enable them to become leaders in the legal profession, in their communities   and in the State. They will receive expert presentations on service skills,   leadership traits, professionalism and civil discourse through participation   in interactive sessions, networking opportunities and interpersonal relationship   building in an informal atmosphere.
The Bar Foundation is extremely pleased that ALPS, the Attorney Liability   Protection Society, is again the Sponsor of this outstanding endeavor.   The speakers are Judge John Bailey (Wheeling), Judge Michael Aloi (Fairmont),   Professor Emeritus Jack Bowman and Professor Tom Patrick (Morgantown),   Jessica Alsop and Elliot Hicks (Charleston) and Norwood Bentley   (Martinsburg).
The participating younger lawyers, who have diverse legal backgrounds, are:

Mike Addair

Nathan Brown

Ryan Brown

Jack Hoblitzell

Mark Imbrogno

Matt Lockhart

Kameron Miller

Jason Pizatella

Hampton Rose

Alex Turner

Rusty Wooton








The Bar   Foundation’s Board of Directors, consisting of 15 lawyers and judges from all   parts of the state and all types of law practice, will hold its quarterly meeting on June 6, 2013, at 12:00 Noon at the law offices of Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso in Charleston.
Immediately following the Board meeting at 1:30 PM, the Bar Foundation’s Annual Meeting will be held. The agenda for the meeting includes the reading of the Minutes of the 2012 Annual Meeting, a report on the programs and activities of the Bar Foundation, the financial report, the Nominating Committee report and Other Business. The Nominating Committee report will consist of the election of the following persons to serve three year terms as members of the Board of Directors:

Barbara Allen-Charleston

Chief Judge John Bailey-Wheeling

Tom Flaherty-Charleston

Ancil Ramey-Huntington

Steve White-South Charleston



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Thomas R. Tinder, Esq.
Executive Director
West Virginia Bar Foundation
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Charleston, WV 25364



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