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Clarence "Cem" Martin, III Included in 2003 Edition of Who's Who in America

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Martinsburg, 23 January 2003 - Martin & Seibert, L.C. is pleased to congratulate Clarence E. Martin, III on his inclusion in the 2003 Edition of Who’s Who in America.  Admitted in West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia, Mr. Martin practices in the areas of insurance coverage issues, insurance defense litigation, electric utility litigation, railroad defense litigation (FELA), products liability, medical malpractice defense, toxic tort, and asbestos defense litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts. He also lobbies for various interests, including insurance, litigation and civil justice reform issues.

Combined with nearly thirty years of legal experience, Mr. Martin has a longstanding commitment to the community and his home state of West Virginia.  He has filled leadership positions that have included the following:  Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates from 1976-1982; Commissioner on the U.S. Commission on Agricultural Workers from 1988-1992; President of the West Virginia Bar Association in 1991-1992; National Board of the American Board of Trial Advocates from 1986 to 1994; Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, Board of Directors 1984-1992, Board of Directors of F & M Bank – Martinsburg; Member, National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel; Board of Directors of the National Parks and Conservation Association; Board of Directors of Shenandoah Gas; Board of Advisors for Shepherd College serving as its Chair from 1990 to 1992 and 1995 to 1997.

In 1992 he was appointed to serve on the West Virginia Council for Community and Economic Development, which develops and directs the State’s economic development programs and was elected its Secretary and served until 1995. He also chaired the West Virginia Economic Development Foundation and the West Virginia Economic Development Corporation, which are authorized by the Council as private funding corporations for the State’s economic development programs. He serves as President of the Discover the REAL West Virginia Foundation, which works on economic development and international trade with U.S. Senator John D. Rockefeller, IV.  He is also Chairman of the Berkeley County Roundhouse Authority, which is restoring a historic railroad property.  He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Holy Family Hospital Foundation, which is the only hospital to provide neo-natal care in Bethlehem, Palestine.  He is also a member of the John Carroll Society and a director of the Washington Chapter of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums.  In 2000, Mr. Martin was invested in the Order of Malta as a Knight of Magisterial Grace. This is one of the highest honors a Catholic layman can receive in recognition of service to the church, community, and his profession.

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New Attorney Joins Martin & Seibert, L.C. in Charles Town, West Virginia Office

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Martinsburg, 22 August 2002 - Martin & Seibert, L.C. is pleased to announce that Andrea J. Hinerman has joined the firm and will work from its Charles Town, West Virginia, office.  Andrea received both her undergraduate degree and Doctor of Jurisprudence from West Virginia University.  She spent the last four years as a law clerk at the state and federal level.  

Andrea will work primarily in area of litigation with an emphasis on insurance law.

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Martin & Seibert, L.C. Celebrates Opening of New Office in the State Capitol

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Martinsburg, 15 August 2002 - The West Virginia law firm Martin & Seibert, L.C. celebrated today the opening of its Charleston, West Virginia office.  The new office, located in the BB&T building on Summers Street, opened with two attorneys and will expand.

Martin & Seibert, L.C. has practiced law in West Virginia continuously for ninety-four years, predominantly in the Northern District, as well as in surrounding states.  The new Charleston office will enhance the firm’s ability to serve its clients in the Southern part of the state and will compliment its other offices in Martinsburg and Charles Town, West Virginia, as well as its offices in Winchester, Virginia, and Hagerstown, Maryland.

“The need for this new office has existed for some time.  We are delighted with the response of our clients to this new location.  With the expansion of lobbying services being provided, and the representation of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce by Clarence E. Martin, III, we wanted to solidify our relationship in the capitol,” said Managing Attorney Walter M. Jones, III.

Michelle R. Fox will manage the new office.  She brings with her a wealth of litigation experience, particularly in the areas of civil defense litigation, insurance law, employment law, and personal injury law. Her experience also includes wrongful death, toxic tort and wrongful discharge and discrimination cases.  Michelle will focus on class action defense and mulit-district and mass tort litigation.

Lisa L. Lilly joins Ms. Fox.   Lisa has extensive experience in the defense and management of medical issue litigation and will practice primarily in the area of catastrophic losses and extra-contractual liability.

Martin & Seibert, L.C. is a full-service law firm with attorneys practicing in West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia.  The firm represents clients in a broad range of industries and practice areas, including, civil litigation, corporate law, class actions, toxic tort, insurance law, extra-contractual liability, bankruptcy, collections, real estate, labor relations, employment law, and employee benefits.  

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Firm Honored During United Way Meeting

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Martinsburg, 28 June 2002 - The United Way of Berkeley and Morgan Counties honored Martin & Seibert, L.C. at its Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Breakfast, which was held yesterday at the Holiday Inn.

Martin & Seibert employees donated more money towards the local 2001 United Way Campaign than any other business in the Profession Services category, which includes law firms and accounting firms, thus earning the honor.

Attorneys Chris Wilson, Susan Snowden and Dale Buck were also honored individually for their volunteer efforts during last year's campaign, which brought in over $400,000 dollars for local non-profit organizations.

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