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Biography

Will represents a variety of clients in the health care, energy, telecommunications, beverage, and gaming industries before the West Virginia legislature. Will helps clients achieve successful outcomes by combining knowledge of the legislative process and relationships with key members of the House and Senate, respectively. Will also has significant experience navigating the state procurement process, including lodging bid protests, award protests, and instituting litigation in the case of improperly awarded contracts.

Will's Relevant Experience

Government Relations

Will’s results include:

  • Guided through the legislative process a bill to repeal West Virginia’s 71-year-old excise tax on soft drinks.
  • Ushered to completion comprehensive telemedicine legislation through the legislature despite opposition from the medical community.
  • Assisted a whitewater rafting outfitter secure financing through the State of West Virginia’s Department of Commerce.
  • Engaged with a coalition of national cell phone providers to pass legislation enabling streamlined small cell technology deployment in West Virginia.
  • Ushered to completion animal health care legislation on behalf of a major pharmaceutical company.
  • Collaborated with a group of managed care organizations to pass legislation to completion allowing those organizations to assist the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources with its foster care program.
  • Ushered to completion legislation clarifying the statute of limitations for civil actions against professional surveyors.
  • Assisted a national transportation client with state procurement issues.

Other Info About Will

Experience

Legal Work Highlights

Obtained summary judgment for a hospital in a claim of retaliatory discharge.

Represented various West Virginia municipalities with respect to contractual, human resources, and liability issues.

In a pro bono case, helped a mother and her child stave off eviction after historic flooding in 2016.

Education

Law School

West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 2013

Undergraduate School

West Virginia University College of Business and Economics, B.S., 2006

Bar Memberships

Will is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

West Virginia

Courts

Will is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Selected for inclusion in West Virginia Rising Stars®, Government Relations, 2019-2023

The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Health Care Law, 2022-2024

 

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia

West Virginia Chamber of Commerce – Government Relations Committee

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Resurrection Church

Charleston Rotary

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