Our Martinsburg regional office includes a former State Tax Commissioner; a former judicial clerk to the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia; a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of West Virginia; a former Law Clerk to the West Virginia Workers' Compensation Appeal Board; and other lawyers intimately familiar with local, state and federal agencies.
Lawyers in our Martinsburg office are particularly skilled in the areas of civil litigation and trials; commercial and residential real estate transactions and financing; federal, state and local tax planning and compliance; construction law; health care law; labor and employment law; and workers' compensation.
The City of Martinsburg serves as the hub of West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle, an area which is experiencing tremendous growth and economic vitality. The Martinsburg office currently boasts 19 lawyers, supported by an experienced staff of paralegals and secretaries. Our technology permits us to add lawyers without the necessity of additional staff, thus, increasing our legal depth without commensurate pass-along costs to our clients.
Our firm's commitment to incorporating high technology into the practice of law means cost-effective, high-quality representation for clients. A full complement of state-of-the-art technology enhances our office-to-office communication, provides our legal staff with the capability to fax, conduct legal research electronically, communicate on-line with clients, conduct research on the Internet and take advantage of a central CD-ROM access from their desktop computers. Through our firm Intranet and shared technology capabilities, including video conferencing, we can provide the combined experience and knowledge of our entire team to serve our clients regionally or worldwide from any of our office locations. Our video conferencing abilities permit personal and effective communications without the attendant travel costs. We were the first major firm in West Virginia and one of the first in Kentucky to have a web site that provides up-to-date information about the law and our firm. We provide the resources of our nearly ATYNUMB attorneys and our support staff at the fingertips of each of our attorneys and clients.
The Martinsburg office uses a paperless document management system that maximizes efficiency while minimizing costs to clients. Documents are scanned and stored electronically, allowing lawyers to e-mail rather than fax and mail copies, saving our clients thousands of dollars per year in photocopying, postage and fax charges. The paperless workflow gives our lawyers and staff immediate access to complete case files. Any document can be pulled up, circulated and reviewed in seconds. This allows our lawyers to maximize their strategic planning time with clients.