Andrew P. Smith
Associate
(304) 526-8084
Office: Huntington
Energy
Business
Employment
Litigation
Attorney
J.D. Salmon P. Chase College of Law
B.A. Marshall University
Licensure: WV
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Biography

Andrew Smith focuses his practice in the areas of litigation and professional liability defense. He has handled matters involving nursing home defense, employment matters, premises liability, deliberate intent, wrongful death, personal injury, and predatory lending claims. 

Work Experience

2013 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2011-2012 Law Clerk, Dressman, Benzinger, LaVelle psc
2007-2010 Managing Editor, BlockShopper

Speaking Engagements

"The Quandaries Associated with Quantifying Cyber Liability Losses," Defense Research Institute (DRI) “Covered Events,” 2016 Issue 1

“Attorney/Client Privilege,” Legal Assistants & Paralegals of Southern West Virginia/National Association of Legal Assistants Meeting, January 2016

"Insuring Marijuana: Complications with Insuring an Industry Growing Like a Weed," First Look: Issues and Developments in Insurance Law, Summer Edition 2015

"Criminal Background Checks: Lingering Questions Remain," Business & Legal Resources West Virginia Employment Law Letter, Vol. 20, No. 9 March 2015

Co-author, "UM/UIM Coverage: A State-by-State Compendium Coverage: Ohio," Defense Research Institute, 2015 edition

"Understanding and Managing Obligations Under the ADA," Society for Human Resource Management Meeting, February 2013

Co-author, "Reporting and Returning Overpayments: Complications, Risks and Headaches Under PPACA," American Health Lawyers Association, Hospitals and Health Systems Rx., Volume 14, Issue 1, May 2012

Key Experience

Defended numerous personal injury and premises liability actions in West Virginia
Defended appraisers and financial institutions in predatory lending claims
Summary judgment motion addressing Medical Professional Liability Act on behalf of health care client

Memberships & Awards

Professional
Defense Research Institute
Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, Medical Liability Substantive Committee
Cabell County Bar Association
Student Articles Editor, Northern Kentucky Law Review
Bloom-Bettman Award for highest cumulative GPA, 2011, 2012
Bell Award for the highest grade in Constitutional Law, 2010
Graduated summa cum laude, Chase College of Law
Marshall University Magazine Writer of the Year, 2006
Marshall University Reporter of the Year, 2005

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