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Mark R. Simonton

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Phone Number: 304.529.2868
Fax Number: 304.529.2999
Email:  mrsimonton@offuttnord.com

Education

  • Juris Doctor, cum laude, Ohio Northern University, College of Law, 2016
      Honors and Awards
    *  Associate Editor, Ohio Northern University Law Review, Vol XLII
    *  Staff Editor, Ohio Northern University Law Review, Vol XLI
    *  Chief Justice, Ohio Northern University Moot Court
  • B.S., magna cum laude, Accounting & Finance, University of Charleston, 2013
    Honors and Awards
    *  Outstanding Senior in Finance 2013
    *  Dean’s List 2009-2013

Licenses

West Virginia, 2016

Court Admissions

West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
All West Virginia Circuit Courts and Magistrate Courts
United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia

Professional Affiliations

West Virginia Bar Association
Cabell County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Sections

Awards and Recognition
2019-Present – WV Super Lawyers, Rising Star in the Area of Personal Injury

Practice Areas

Insurance Defense, Civil Litigation, General Negligence, Medical Malpractice

Reported Cases

State ex rel. PrimeCare Medical of West Virginia, Inc. v. Honorable Laura V. Faircloth, et al., 242 W.Va. 335, 835 S.E.2d 579 (2019)

Establishing; (i) the pre-suit notice requirements of the West Virginia Medical Professional Liability Act are jurisdictional, and the failure to provide such notice deprives a circuit court of subject matter jurisdiction; and (ii) that circuit courts have no authority to suspend the West Virginia Medical Professional Liability Act’s pre-suit notice requirements and allow a claimant to serve notice after filing suit.

Employment History

* Member, Offutt Nord, PLLC, Huntington, WV – January 2022-Present
* Associate Attorney, Offutt Nord, PLLC, Huntington, WV – September 2016-December 2021
*  Summer Associate/Law Clerk, Goodwin & Goodwin, LLP, Charleston, WV – May 2014-August 2015
*  Administrative Clerk, Bowles Rice, LLP, Charleston, WV – October 2010 – May 2013

Affiliations

*  Boy Scouts of America – Eagle Scout, Volunteer Adult Leader
*  Order of Barristers – Member