Pro Bono Legal Services

The firm believes that legal representation should be available to all who need it.  Each year our attorneys donate their time providing pro bono legal services.  Throughout the years, our firm has been a leading proponent and purveyor of pro bono legal service for the poor. The firm has been recognized nine times as the Pro Bono Firm of the Year by the West Virginia Pro Bono Referral Project.  Firm lawyers Sandra K. Law and M. Jane Glauser are past recipients of the Kaufmann Award given annually to the individual attorney who has devoted the most time to providing pro bono services.  In addition, James F. Companion, assisted by other lawyers in the firm, represented prisoners at the West Virginia State Penitentiary and demonstrated that the conditions of confinement at the 19th Century prison had deteriorated to the point where they were deemed cruel and unusual punishment. This resulted in the construction of a new, modern facility.  Recently, Legal Aid of W.Va. recognized James A. Byrum as a result of his participation in a class action in which settlement money that could not be returned or dispersed was contributed to Legal Aid.

The firm is proud of its history of service and will continue to provide help to individuals who otherwise might have difficulty securing their rights in our legal system.

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Ray Byrd

Ray Byrd has been with the firm since 1970. He works on commercial, real estate, business organization, and estate planning matters as well as litigation. He was selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Corporate Law.

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