Chris Arthur practices in the areas of banking, bankruptcy, creditors' rights, real estate, commercial litigation, and commercial transactions. His primary focus has been representing banks and other creditors in various matters to ensure their respective rights are protected. He has been West Virginia counsel for several major financial institutions for over a decade and has represented their rights in hundreds of consumer litigation actions relating to the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act, including acting as lead trial lawyer in various state and federal courts. He also assists financial institutions in complying with the new regulatory laws recently enacted by the U.S. Congress, including representing their interests in numerous proceedings and disputes against governmental entities.
Mr. Arthur also has represented oil and gas companies in disputes relating to priority rights over oil and gas rights, and he has represented insurance companies in various property damage matters, including condemnation actions. He also represents businesses in contractual disputes. In addition, he has significant experience defending entities in class actions.
Before becoming a lawyer, he spent five years working in accounting firms where he specialized in auditing banks, non-profits, and oil and gas entities. As an accountant, he also spent three months as the interim controller of a commercial entity that specialized in managing shopping centers in various markets in California. Additionally, he spent several months in Haiti where he audited certain financial contributions to the Haitian government after the 1992 disaster in that country.
2007-2014 Samuel I. White, PC
2005-2007 Bailey & Wyant PLLC
2002-2005 Robinson & McElwee PLLC
1998-1999 Senior Accountant, Conley Johnson, P.L.L.C.
1995-1999 Accountant, Beers and Cutler
1993-1995 Accountant, Coopers and Lybrand
Memberships & Awards
Email correspondence with anyone at Steptoe & Johnson PLLC does not establish a business or attorney-client relationship. Any information you may send will not be considered confidential or privileged and may be disclosed to others unless Steptoe & Johnson PLLC has agreed to represent you.
If you seek legal representation, please call one of our attorneys directly.
Information on this Web site should not be considered legal advice. It is for general use only.
If you continue, you are confirming that you have read and understand this notice.