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This program may qualify for up to 7.2 hours of self-study credit, which includes 0.0 hour of self-study ethics credit, under the West Virginia Rules for Mandatory Continuing Legal Education. No more than 12.0 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.
STACEY L. FRAGILE is an attorney with the Law Office of Stephen New, in Beckley. Ms. Fragile focuses her practice primarily in the areas of labor & employment law, estate planning, injury, and discrimination law because of the wrongful actions of others. She is admitted to practice in West Virginia and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia. Prior to joining the Law Office of Stephen New, Ms. Fragile worked for the West Virginia Office of Administrative Hearings, where she served as acting director of the Office of Administrative Hearings, a position she was appointed to by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. She is a member of the American Association for Justice, West Virginia Association for Justice, and The West Virginia State Bar. Ms. Fragile earned her B.S. degree from West Virginia University Institute of Technology and J.D. degree from the West Virginia University College of Law.
BELINDA B. JACKSON is a 1992 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Law and was admitted to the West Virginia bar that same year. Ms. Jackson is admitted to practice in all of the federal courts in West Virginia and in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. She has been employed by the Public Service Commission of West Virginia since 2004, where she serves as counsel for human resources. Ms. Jackson has also taught undergraduate courses in labor and employment law as an adjunct instructor at the West Virginia University Institute of Technology. Her prior work history includes two years with the West Virginia Division of Highways' Legal Division and ten years of defense litigation experience where she primarily represented employers who had been sued by their employees.
DAVID J. MINCER is an attorney with Bailey & Wyant, P.L.L.C., in the firm's Charleston office. He focuses his practice on litigation defense and employment matters, representing employers in a consulting capacity, as well as in unemployment claims, EEOC/Human Rights Commission claims, and civil litigation. Mr. Mincer also has 15 years of experience in asbestos litigation. He is admitted to practice in West Virginia and before the Fourth Circuit and the U.S. District Court in the Northern and Southern districts of West Virginia. Mr. Mincer earned his bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, from John Fisher College in Rochester, New York and his Juris Doctor's degree from William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
KEVIN A. NELSON is a partner with Dinsmore & Shohl LLP. He has been the lead lawyer in trials in the areas of employment law, insurance, medical malpractice, and energy law. His primary emphasis in more than 30 years of practice has been in employment law, where he has litigated matters involving trade secrets, discrimination, wrongful discharge, and wage and hour law claims. He also provides his clients with risk management advice and review on a variety of employment matters, including hiring, discipline, discrimination, discharge, promotion and demotion, benefits, social media, and employee handbooks. Mr. Nelson also has extensive experience in providing counsel on, and litigating and trying cases involving, insurance, bad faith, and personal injuries. A particular area of emphasis in the insurance area has been in the representation of insurance agents and brokers, engineers, medical care providers, and attorneys facing claims under their professional liability policies. Mr. Nelson has litigated and provides counsel regarding First Amendment and related issues. As well, he has spoken often on social media. He earned his B.A. degree from Wake Forest University (cum laude, with honors in history). He earned his J.D. degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law (Law Review; president, second year class).
SCOTT K. SHEETS is a partner with Dinsmore & Shohl LLP. He focuses his practice primarily in the representation of employers in the areas of labor and employment law, employment litigation and general commercial litigation. Mr. Sheets represents employers in trial, mediation, arbitration and appeals at all levels of state and federal courts and administrative agencies in connection with claims of wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, unemployment, workers' compensation, unfair labor practices, OSHA citations, and other labor and employment matters. His practice includes consultation with, and representation of, employers in traditional areas of labor law, including contract negotiations, employee handbooks, bargaining unit elections, disciplinary proceedings, the defense of grievances, and arbitrations. Mr. Sheets is admitted to practice in West Virginia and Ohio; as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern districts of West Virginia; the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals; and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Sheets frequently conducts seminars and publishes articles of interest to employers and the employment defense bar on such topics as internal investigations, employee disciplinary and job performance strategies, employee handbooks, workplace privacy, limiting employer liability for sexual and other types of harassment, compensation issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and state and federal developments in employment and labor law. He is a member of the American, West Virginia State, Ohio State and Cabell County bar associations; and the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia. Mr. Sheets earned his B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Marshall University; and his J.D. degree from the College of William &d Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, where he was Order of the Coif.
STEVEN L. SNYDER is a litigator, mediator, and arbitrator with Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC. From his Huntington office, Mr. Snyder practices labor and employment law and provides litigation, counseling, and alternative dispute resolution services to clients throughout West Virginia and Kentucky He has been trained as an arbitrator by the American Arbitration Association (AAA), and he is a member of the AAA's intellectual property, employment, and commercial litigation arbitration panels. Mr. Snyder has completed the AAA's forty-hour course for mediators, as well as the West Virginia Bar Association’s basic and advanced mediation training. He is the immediate past president of the Tri-State SHRM Chapter. Previously, Mr. Snyder was a partner at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP in Louisville, Kentucky, an in-house labor and employment counsel at GE Aviation in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a law clerk for Judge Harlington Wood, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He is currently licensed to practice in Kentucky and West Virginia and he has been rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®. Mr. Snyder received his B.A. from Antioch College; his M.S. from the University of Illinois; his M.B.A. from Xavier University, where he was admitted to the Beta Gamma Sigma honorary society; and his J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and an articles editor for the University of Illinois Law Review.