Four attorneys from the Huntington office of Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC have been recognized as 2019 Charleston, WV "Lawyer of the Year" in their respective practice areas in Best Lawyers in America©. With this honor, Best Lawyers identified four especially talented practitioners by practice area and by region based on peer nominations-all at this Huntington-headquartered firm.
Four Charleston, WV "Lawyer of the Year" Recognitions Mean Exceptional Client Service
Best Lawyers® is one of the oldest peer-reviewed attorney resource publications that provides insight into how attorneys rank each other's proficiencies and talents. Reliable information from sources that know best comes from using a peer nomination and selection process to identify highly skilled and respected attorneys in various practice areas. For decades, clients and law firms alike have used Best Lawyers® as a resource for finding the top legal talent to meet their needs.
A "Lawyer of the Year" honor recognizes one lawyer in each specialty in regions around the United States. West Virginia recognitions are based out of Charleston. Jenkins Fenstermaker is proud to have four senior attorneys recognized by peers as outstanding in their respective practice areas.
Attorney Peers Recognize Steve Golder in Real Estate Law
Stephen J. Golder heads Jenkins Fenstermaker's business and commercial practice group, and it is no surprise that others in his practice area set him apart from the pack by selecting him as the 2019 Best Lawyers Charleston, WV "Lawyer of the Year" in Real Estate Law.
Steve has been integrally involved in commercial real estate transactions for decades, helping lenders and businesses with acquisitions and sales, financing, leasing, real estate management, and zoning and land use matters. He lends his skills and legal knowledge to businesses and financial institutions across and outside West Virginia in all varieties of real estate transactions.
In addition to real estate law, Steve also has a thriving business and commercial law practice. Just last year, he was recognized in Best Lawyers in America as the 2018 Charleston, WV Commercial Transactions and UCC "Lawyer of the Year." Practitioners, businesses, and financial institutions recognize Steve Golder as a prime resource for valuable, reliable, and insightful real estate, business, and commercial law services.
WV Practitioners Identify Lee Murray Hall's Excellence in Insurance Law
Best Lawyers in America announced Lee Murray Hall has been selected as the 2019 Charleston, WV "Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Insurance Law. A legal powerhouse in and outside West Virginia, Lee provides skilled legal guidance to businesses and insurers on insurance coverage and defense matters including bad faith defense. Her discerning approach and shrewd grasp of legal trends and policies make her a trusted authority by colleagues, clients, and industry professionals.
In addition to managing a busy practice, Lee is a regular lecturer on insurance topics including statutory and regulatory matters, the insurance climate, and tort reform. She is involved in several legal and insurance professional organizations, including serving as program director and co-chair of the 2019 Insurance Industry Institute (I3) presented by the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC), two days of intensive programming with sessions led by industry leaders and executives discussing their forecasts of insurance industry trends and developments.
West Virginia Attorneys Rely on Robert Sweeney, Jr.'s Proficiency in Construction Litigation
West Virginia colleagues have recognized Robert H. ("Bo") Sweeney, Jr. as 2019 Charleston, WV "Lawyer of the Year" in Litigation-Construction for the eighth year running. Bo's deep experience and appreciation for the complex nature of construction litigation cases make him invaluable as counsel and formidable as opposing counsel. From pre-trial logistics to trying or arbitrating construction claims and claims against sureties, Bo uses his years of experience to work toward the best possible outcome for his clients.
Bo's construction litigation practice is part of his larger civil litigation work, which includes defense of mesothelioma and asbestos claims and deliberate intent suits brought under West Virginia Code § 23-4-2. In addition, Bo has served as trial counsel for every asbestos trial group in West Virginia since 2003, representing premise owners, manufacturers, and employers in the defense of asbestos claims throughout the Mountain State.
Steven Wellman Again Acknowledged for his Work in Workers' Compensation for Employers
Repeating a recognition first given in 2013 and every year since, Steven K. Wellman has been named the 2019 Charleston, WV "Lawyer of the Year" in Workers' Compensation Law-Employers. Part of a team of the leading workers' compensation attorneys in West Virginia, Steve has garnered the respect of clients, employers, and colleagues in the fast-paced and ever-changing field of workers' compensation law.
In addition to serving as managing member of Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC and managing a robust caseload, Steve frequently speaks or presents at conferences regarding workers' compensation matters and delivers in-house seminars for clients in West Virginia. He also lends his time and expertise to professional associations in the legal and human resources communities.
Respect from one's professional peers is the highest form of recommendation. If you're a business, employer, or industry leader in need of highly skilled and experienced business, commercial, litigation, or employment and labor counsel, the attorneys at Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC are ready to serve you. Call us today at (304) 523-2100 or (866) 617-4736 or complete our online contact form.