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including - Ethics: 1.20
This program may qualify for up to 7.20 hours of self-study credit, which includes 1.20 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.
GUY R. BUCCI is an attorney with Hendrickson & Long in Charleston. He devotes his practice to serious and catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases and to commercial and insurance disputes. Mr. Bucci’s body of work and experience includes verdicts and settlements in a wide array of cases against mining, construction and manufacturing industries, as well as representing clients against careless drivers and reckless truck companies, and manufacturers of unsafe products and harmful chemicals. He is admitted to practice law in the state of West Virginia and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Bucci earned his B.A. degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his J.D. degree from West Virginia University College of Law.
RAYMOND T. HARRELL JR. is an attorney with Dinsmore & Shohl LLP where he is a labor and employment attorney who focuses his practice on employment litigation and government relations. Mr. Harrell is admitted to practice in West Virginia and before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. He is a member of the West Virginia Bar Association (Executive Council and Young Lawyers Division), Defense Research Institute (2019 Governmental Liability and Civil Rights Committee Seminar Community Service chair), Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, and the West Virginia State Bar (Appellate Practice Committee). Mr. Harrell earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Marshall University and J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
KEVIN A. NELSON is a partner with Dinsmore & Shohl LLP where he has broad litigation experience, having conducted bench and jury trials in state and federal court in the areas of discrimination, wrongful discharge, professional liability, product liability, workers' compensation discrimination, the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act, trade secrets, covenants not to compete, insurance, insurance coverage, mineral rights, and negligence in his more than 30 years of practice. Mr. Nelson has argued a number of cases before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia and the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. A particular area of emphasis in the insurance area has been in professional liability, where he has represented accountants, attorneys, engineers, financial advisers and brokers, insurance agents and brokers, medical care providers, and real estate agents facing claims under their errors and omissions insurance policies. Mr. Nelson has also provided counsel with regard to, and litigated, insurance bad faith cases and personal injuries including deliberate intent claims. He earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Wake Forest University and J.D. degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law.
NATALIE C. SCHAEFER is a member with Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer, PLLC. She has focused primarily on defense litigation, including catastrophic loss and wrongful death; as well as the defense of national manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of consumer products involved in construction, mining and industrial accidents. Ms. Schaefer has also defended energy clients in accident investigation and litigation, as well as defense of companies in suit under the workers' compensation immunity exception ("deliberate intention exception"), among others. She is admitted to practice in West Virginia, and before the U.S. District Court Northern and Southern districts of West Virginia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Ms. Schaefer is a member of the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, the Defense Research Institute, and the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation. She earned her B.A. degree, cum laude, from the West Virginia University and her J.D. degree, Order of the Coif, Order of Barristers, from the West Virginia University College of Law.
ARIE M. SPITZ is a member of the Litigation Department of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP. He has successfully tried cases on behalf of both defendants and plaintiffs on claims including breach of contract, negligence, products liability, and medical malpractice. Mr. Spitz has successfully represented employers in a wide variety of matters, including claims of deliberate intent, sexual harassment, ERISA benefits coverage, and retaliation claims under the West Virginia Patient Safety Act. His diverse experience, both in terms of the types of cases he handles, as well as the clients that he assists, gives him unique insight when it comes to litigating and trying cases. Mr. Spitz has practiced before West Virginia’s federal and state trial courts, as well as the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Illinois and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Penn State.