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Six attorneys at Offutt Nord Ashworth, PLLC, have received recognition in the 2019 edition of WV Super Lawyers, an annual publication listing lawyers throughout the State who have attained a high degree of professional achievement based on nominations and ratings by their peers as being among the top lawyers in their fields.  Firm members, D.C. Offutt, Jr., and Steven K. Nord, were recognized for their achievements and expertise in the area of Medical Malpractice: Defense.   Four other lawyers at Offutt Nord Ashworth, PLLC, were recognized as Rising Stars, i.e., up-and-coming attorneys nominated and selected by their peers as likely future West Virginia Super Lawyers. I. Matt Mains and Laci B. Browning were recognized as Rising Stars for their representation of clients in the area of Medical Malpractice: Defense.  Mark R. Simonton was recognized as a Rising Star for his achievements in Personal Injury: Defense, and S. Taylor Hood was recognized for his expertise in Business Litigation.  Congratulations to all of our outstanding attorneys for this statewide acknowledgement of their high standards of legal practice.

 

 

 

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Three of the members of Offutt Nord Ashworth, PLLC, were recognized by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2019 Edition.  The firm is proud of this achievement with 100% of the named Members of Offutt Nord Ashworth, PLLC, receiving  recognition for their outstanding work in their respective practice areas.  Inclusion in the publication is based upon an exhaustive peer-review survey, in which thousands of lawyers evaluate their professional peers from their regional area.  Founding member, D.C. Offutt, Jr., was selected for his outstanding service in the fields of Medical Malpractice Defense and Personal Injury Law – Defendants.  Steven K. Nord was recognized by his peers as a Best Lawyer for his professional abilities in the practice areas of Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs.  Ryan Ashworth was also selected for his exceptional work in the field of Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants.  Offutt Nord Ashworth, PLLC, celebrates this achievement and continues providing its clients with  professional and incomparable representation in various areas of practice.

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Member, Steve Nord, has been elected Chairperson of the West Virginia Lawyer Disciplinary Board for 2017 – 2018. The Lawyer Disciplinary Board has jurisdiction over all lawyers licensed in West Virginia with respect to alleged violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct.

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has also approved Steve, who is serving his second term on the Board, to continue serving as the Chair for the Hearing Panel of the Lawyer Disciplinary Board. The Hearing Panel conducts Hearings, makes findings of fact and conclusions of law, and makes recommendations to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals with respect to lawyer discipline/sanctions. The Board also issues formal ethics opinions, proposes Rules of Lawyer Disciplinary Procedure, and engages in such other activities related to lawyer discipline as it determines appropriate.

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  • Offutt Nord Burchett, PLLC, attorneys continue to receive recognition for the year of 2016 from Super Lawyers, which conducts an annual selection of lawyers throughout the United States who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Members, D.C. Offutt, Jr., and Stephen S. Burchett, have been recognized for their continued excellence  in the area of Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense, while fellow Member, Steven K. Nord, has been recognized for his long-standing excellence in the category of Civil Litigation – Defense.  In addition,  three other attorneys with the firm were named Rising Stars in the 2016 Publication.  Members, Jody O. Simmons and Ryan Q. Ashworth, have been recognized for their achievements  in the area of Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense, while S. Taylor Hood, was named a Rising Star in the area of Business Litigation.  The Rising Stars list identifies the top up-and-coming attorneys in West Virginia who are nominated and evaluated by their peers.

 

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Member, Steven K. Nord, has been re-elected to serve as Vice-Chairperson of the WV Lawyer Disciplinary Board for 2016-2017.  The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has also approved Steve to continue serving as the Chairperson for the Lawyer Disciplinary Board Hearing Panel.  The Lawyer Disciplinary Board, with the assistance of the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, has jurisdiction to investigate complaints against lawyers for violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct; to hold hearings; and, to make recommendations with respect to disciplinary action to be taken against lawyers. The Board consists of two-thirds practicing lawyers and one-third non-lawyers, all appointed by the President of the Board of Governors of The West Virginia State Bar. The Board is divided into an Investigative Panel, which reviews complaints, and a Hearing Panel, which presides over hearings and makes recommendations to the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia.

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Offutt Nord Burchett, PLLC congratulates Member, Steven K. Nord, on his recent election as Vice-Chairperson of the WV Lawyer Disciplinary Board.  Steve will also serve as the Chairperson for the Lawyer Disciplinary Board Hearing Panel.  The Lawyer Disciplinary Board, with the assistance of the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, has jurisdiction to investigate complaints against lawyers for violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct; to hold hearings; and, to make recommendations with respect to disciplinary action to be taken against lawyers. The Board consists of two-thirds practicing lawyers and one-third non-lawyers, all appointed by the President of the Board of Governors of The West Virginia State Bar. The Board is divided into an Investigative Panel, which reviews complaints, and a Hearing Panel, which presides over hearings and makes recommendations to the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia.

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 January 1, 2014 – Three of the members of Offutt Nord Burchett, PLLC were recognized by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014 Edition.  The firm is proud of this achievement with 100% of the named Members of Offutt Nord Burchett, PLLC, receiving  recognition for their outstanding work in their respective practice areas.  Inclusion in the publication is based upon an exhaustive peer-review survey, in which thousands of lawyers evaluate their professional peers from their regional area.  Founding member, D.C. Offutt, Jr., was selected for his outstanding service in the fields of Medical Malpractice Defense and Personal Injury Law – Defendants.  Additionally, D.C. Offutt, Jr. was honored with the title of “Lawyer of the Year” for Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants for the Charleston, WV area.  Steven K. Nord was recognized by his peers as a Best Lawyer for his professional abilities in the practice areas of Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs.  Stephen S. Burchett was also selected for his exceptional work in the field of Medical Malpractice Defense.  This year the law firm of Offutt Nord Burchett, PLLC, celebrates 20 years of service providing its clients with continuous, professional representation in various areas of practice.  The firm represents individuals, local businesses, healthcare professionals and both regional and national companies.  

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 June 12, 2014 – Three Offutt Nord Burchett, PLLC attorneys continue to receive recognition from Super Lawyers, which conducts an annual selection of lawyers throughout the United States who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Founding Member, D.C. Offutt, Jr., has been named a 2014 WV Super Lawyer for his expertise in the area of Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense.  Member, Steven K. Nord, has also been recognized as a 2014 WV Super Lawyer in the area of Civil Litigation: Defense.  Both Mr. Offutt and Mr. Nord have consistently been recognized for their excellence in their areas of practice by Super Lawyers for many consecutive years.   In addition, Ryan Q. Ashworth, a Senior Associate with Offutt Nord Burchett, has been named a Rising Star, marking Ashworth’s  third consecutive year on the West Virginia Rising Stars list.  The Rising Stars list recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in West Virginia who are nominated and evaluated by their peers.

 

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