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Thomas A. Heywood
Managing Partner
Telephone: (304) 347-1702
Facsimile: (304) 343-3058
600 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301


  • J.D., Harvard Law School (1982)
    • Editor, Harvard International Law Journal
  • B.A., Stanford University, with distinction (1978)
    • Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Society

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia


  • American Bar Association

Professional Highlights

  • Former Chief of Staff and Counsel to the Honorable Gaston Caperton, Governor of West Virginia (1989-1993)
  • Chair of Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s election campaigns, 2011 and 2012
  • Law clerk to the Honorable John A. Field, Jr., Judge, United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (1982-83)
  • American Bar Foundation Fellow (2010)
  • West Virginia Bar Foundation Fellow (2010)
  • Recognized by The State Journal as one of the “10 Most Influential Business Leaders in West Virginia” (2012) and recipient of the publication’s “Who’s Who in West Virginia Business” award (2010)
  • Named to Best Lawyers in America (Corporate Law; Health Care Law)
  • Recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine for Virginia and West Virginia (Mergers & Acquisitions)
  • College Completion Task Force (2011); West Virginia Jobs Cabinet (2010); Independent Commission on Judicial Reform (2009); Chairman, Affordable Insurance Workgroup (2005); Co-Chairman, Finance & Benefits Committee, Health Advisory Council (2002-2003); Chairman, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Advisory Council (2001); Chairman, Community & Technical College Implementation Board (2000); Co-Chairman, Celebration 2000 (1999-2000); Co-Chairman, “Yes on 1 Committee” (Stock Investment Amendment to West Virginia Constitution) (1998); Chairman, Transition Committee on Medicaid (1997); Chairman, Medicaid Crisis Panel (1995)
  • Recipient of numerous public service awards, including the James R. Thomas Community Service Award (2010); Alliance for Children Leadership Award (2006); Margaret Baldwin Friend of Education Award (2000) (awarded by the West Virginia Education Association); the Sam Walton Community Leadership Award (1999) (awarded by the Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce and Development); Citizen of the Year (1999) (awarded by the National Association of Social Workers); the Distinguished Service Award (1996) (awarded by the West Virginia Hospital Association); and the Friend of Education Award (1995) (awarded by the Kanawha County Education Association)
  • Active in many business, professional, civic and charitable organizations and activities
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