January 1, 2015 – Offutt Nord Burchett, PLLC is pleased to announce that Ryan Q. Ashworth has become a member of the firm, effective January 1, 2015. This joinder is in recognition of his many contributions to the firm and his devotion and loyalty to our clients. Ryan received his Juris Doctorate Degree with Distinction from Ohio Northern University College of Law in 2006, where he served as Editor of the school’s Law Review, and received several recognitions including induction into the Willis Society (Top 10%) and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. During Ryan’s initial career as a young lawyer he has been recognized by his peers as a “Rising Star” in the West Virginia SuperLawyers periodical, which is a distinguished rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Ryan is licensed in both the states of Ohio and West Virginia and his practice is concentrated in the areas of Civil Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Insurance Defense, Police Professional and Law Enforcement Liability, Personal Injury and Appellate Proceedings. Ryan Ashworth’s joinder to the membership of the firm will insure the continued success of the firm for many years to come.
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.
April 7, 2014 – Offutt Nord Burchett, PLLC would like to welcome Christopher M. Settles as a new associate attorney. Prior to Offutt Nord Burchett, Mr. Settles received his Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Dayton Law School in 2011. Thereafter, Settles served as a judicial law clerk for both Boone and Mingo Counties of West Virginia, and most recently held an associate attorney position with Hardy Pence, PLLC. Mr. Settles is licensed in WV and KY and will focus his practice in Defense Litigation.
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.