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Steve Thompson

Stephen L. Thompson
Practice Areas:
Creditor Rights and Bankruptcy, Business Transactions, Real Estate,
Mineral, Energy and Litigation.
Email: sthompson@barth-thompson.com

Education: J.D. (1977)
West Virginia University College of Law
Bachelor of Arts (1973)
West Virginia University
Bar Admission: West Virginia (1977)
Court Admissions: Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
Professional Affiliations: American Bar Association
  -Section on Litigation
  -Committees: Trial Practice, Bankruptcy & Insolvency
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
West Virginia Bar Association
  -Real Estate Lawyers Section
West Virginia State Bar
  -Continuing Legal Education Committee
  -Bankruptcy Committee
  -Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use Committee
Kanawha County Bar Association
Publications: Restricting the Application of the Commercial Speech Doctrine (79 W.Va. Law Review 274, 1977)
Co-author, Statutory Duties and Functions of the West Virginia County Courts", Office of the Governor of West Virginia (1974)
Public Service: Trustee, The Nature Conservancy (1984-93)
Board of Directors, West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, 2006 to present


West Virginia Continuing Legal Education, West Virginia Builders Supply Association and others

Reported Cases :

Chrysler Credit Corporation v. Copley, 189 W.Va. 90, 428 S.E.2d 313 (1993); Resolution Trust Corporation v. Allen, 16 F.3d 568 (4th Cir. 1994); Miller v. Lambert, 196 W.Va. 24, 467 S.E.2d 165 (1995); UMWA v. Leckie Smokeless Coal Company, 99 F.3d 573 (4th Cir. 1996), cert. denied, 520 U.S. 1118 (1997); Mine Management, Inc. v. Wolfe (In re Mountain Laurel Resources Co.), 210 F.3d 361, 2000 WL 341913 (4th Cir.2000); Law v. Wolfe (In re: Mountain Laurel Resources Company), 258 B.R. 652 (S.D. W.Va. 2001); Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund, L.P. v. Shawnee Hills, Inc., 125 Fed.Appx. 466 (4th Cir. 2005); Hazelbaker v. Hope Gas, Inc., 445 F.3d 359 (4th Cir. 2006); In re: Rare Earth Minerals, Inc., 347 B.R. 802 (Bankr. N.D. W.Va. 2006)

Honors: The Best Lawyers in America
Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
Listed as a West Virginia Super Lawyer ® in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights