Charleston, WV
600 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
T: (304) 347-2115
F: (304) 343-2867

J.D., West Virginia University College of Law (2012)

Ph. D., Chemistry, University of Notre Dame (2006)

  • Rohm and Haas Outstanding Graduate Award

  • University of Notre Dame Outstanding Teaching Award

B.S., Biochemistry, West Virginia University (2002)

  • Mountain Honorary

  • Order of Augusta

  • Dennis O’Brien Award (awarded annually to the top graduate of the WVU Honors Program)

  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
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Roger G. Hanshaw


Roger G. Hanshaw concentrates his legal practice on the environmental and technical issues that arise in business transactions, as well as regulatory compliance matters and litigation for a diverse client base. 

He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Notre Dame. This advanced science degree is critical in representing clients in the science driven field of environmental law.

Roger is a certified professional parliamentarian and regularly counsels government bodies and nonprofit organizations throughout the state and nation on meeting procedures, parliamentary law, bylaws construction and convention management. He is also a certified magistrate court mediator and board of directors member for the West Virginia Farm Bureau.

He is a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 33 (Calhoun, Clay and Gilmer Counties).

Professional Highlights

  • 58th Speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates 
  • Young Guns Class of 2017, awarded by West Virginia Executive
  • Leadership West Virginia, Class of 2009
  • Assistant Director and Director of Research, West Virginia University Extension Services (2008-2012)
  • Special Assistant to the Commissioner for Scientific Affairs and Acting Director of Laboratory Services, West Virginia Department of Agriculture (2006-2008)
  • Certified Professional Parliamentarian – highest credential attainable from the American Institute of Parliamentarians.  One of approximately 250 credentialed parliamentarians in the United States.
  • Professional Registered Parliamentarian – highest credential available from the National Association of Parliamentarians
  • Certified Magistrate Court Mediator
  • Author of numerous articles in scientific publications
  • Frequent contributor to national publications on parliamentary law
  • West Virginia Manufacturers Association Champion of Industry
  • Recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers (Environment)

  • Named Best Lawyers' Lawyer of the Year in the southern West Virginia region (Environmental Law - 2023; Energy Regulatory Law - 2021)
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America ® (Energy Law; Energy Regulatory Law; Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental), 2020-present
  • Recognized by West Virginia Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, 2017-present
  • West Virginia University College of Law
    • Recipient of CALI Awards (recognition for achieving the highest grade in a particular subject) in real estate transactions, appellate advocacy, Supreme Court advocacy and civil rights.
  • American Chemical Society (Chemistry and the Law Section)
  • National Association of Parliamentarians
  • West Virginia State Association of Parliamentarians (State President), 2011-2013
  • American Institute of Parliamentarians (National Professional Accreditation Committee), 2012-2014
  • American Bar Association
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • West Virginia Farm Bureau (Member, Board of Directors)
  • Clay County Farm Bureau
  • Clay County Business Development Authority