Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer is proud to announce its nominees to The Best Lawyers in America.© Co-founder David L. Shuman was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd edition of the Best Lawyers in America in the area of Medical Malpractice-Defendants. Another Co-founder, William R. Slicer, was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of: Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Insurance Law and Litigation - Insurance. Member/Owner Karen T. McElhinny was also selected for inclusion in [...]
CHARLESTON, WV (February 11, 2016) -- Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer, PLLC is pleased to announce that it has elected William R. Slicer to serve as its Managing Member. Mr. Slicer co-founded the firm 16 years ago to represent companies, professionals, and individuals in high stakes civil litigation. Mr. Slicer has maintained the highest Martindale-Hubbell™ rating of AV® in addition to the Client Distinction™ Award, denoting superior communications ability, responsiveness, quality of service, and excellence in legal ability as well as adherence to the highest ethical standards. Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer, [...]
Shuman, McCuskey and Slicer PLLC is honored to have been selected as a 2016 Metro Tier 2 “ Best Law Firm” by U.S. News and World Report®. Rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews, and review of additional information provided by law firms. According to the U.S. News & World Report®, the 2016 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and client ballots on record.
Congratulations to SMS Co-Founder Dave Shuman, who was again nominated as a Super Lawyer. SMS also wants to congratulate its attorneys, Brian Warner, Natalie Schaefer, Philip Sword, Kimberly Bandy, and Joseph Cramer, who were nominated as Super Lawyers Rising Stars! Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
SMS is pleased to announce that Charleston attorney Natalie C. Schaefer has become an Owner of the Firm. Ms. Schaefer graduated from WVU College of Law in 2002, where she graduated Order of the Coif and Order of Barristers. Ms. Schaefer is licensed in West Virginia, the Southern and Northern Districts of West Virginia, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
Effective December 1st, 2015. Download and review the Powerpoint below which spells out the new changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Download Changes To The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Congratulations to our two newest attorneys, Caleb David and Marc Mignault, who were admitted to the West Virginia bar.
SMS Founding Member David L. Shuman and Associate David L. Shuman, Jr. Obtain Defense Verdict in Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice Trial
Firm Member David L. Shuman and associate David L. Shuman, Jr. recently obtained a complete defense jury verdict in a medical malpractice action tried in Kanawha County. The case involved the selection and use of appropriate anticoagulant therapy to treat a dissection of the Plaintiff's decedent's left internal carotid artery. The Plaintiff alleged that the decedent suffered from an underlying bleeding disorder and the Defendant doctor breached the standard of care in failing to consult a hematologist prior to proceeding with anticogulant therapy. The Defendant argued that the anticoagulant therapy [...]
SMS is proud to announce that firm Managing Member, Dwayne E. Cyrus, has achieved the peer-reviewed AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell. AV Preeminent® is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ reflect a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating. A threshold number of responses is required to achieve a rating. The General Ethical Standards rating denotes adherence to [...]
Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer, PLLC is honored to have been selected as a 2015 Metro Tier 2 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News and World Report®. “For thirty years, U.S. News has provided consumers with accurate, in-depth information and rankings of a wide range of institutions,” says Tim Smart, Executive Editor of U.S. News & World Report®. “Law firms are an integral part of our rankings and a natural accompaniment to the law school rankings.” Rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and [...]