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 [...]
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 [...]
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 & [...]
Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer, PLLC has been recognized by Fortune Magazine and American Lawyer Media as a “Top Ranked Law Firm” for 2015. The recognition is awarded to a select group of law firms in the United States who have ten or more attorneys, of which 33 percent or more are recognized by Martindale-Hubbell® as [...]
SMS founding member David L. Shuman was once again nominated as a 2014 Super Lawyer® for the sixth year in a row! Mr. Shuman was also again nominated as a Best Lawyer® in West Virginia. Inclusion in Best Lawyers® is based entirely on peer-review. The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the [...]
Member Natalie C. Schaefer recently published an article in the October 2014 issue of For The Defense, a national magazine published by the Defense Research Institute. The subject of the article is "Speak Psychology," which analyzes litigation techniques within the psychological paradigm. Click here to read the article. For more information regarding this publication, please [...]
SMS Member Roberta Green published an analysis of the issues surrounding the use of social media in defense litigation in the Fall 2013 Newsletter of the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia. The article is titled "Facebook Face-Off: Discovery Conundrums in the Electronic Age." For more information, please visit http://www.dtcwv.org/.