Laurie C. Barbe
Member
(304) 598-8113
Office: Morgantown
Energy
Business
Employment
Litigation
Attorney
J.D. West Virginia University
B.A. West Virginia University
Licensure: WV
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Speaking Engagements

Speaker, Presentation to Young Lawyers on Motion Practice (Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia Annual Meeting 2016)

Speaker, “Preparing Your Client for a Deposition” (Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia Deposition Boot Camp 2015)

Speaker, "Medicare and Medicaid Changes" (Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia Paralegal Seminar 2013)

Speaker, "Fraud Awareness and Investigations" (PLRB Central Regional Adjusters Conference 2011)

Speaker, "Unravel the Insurance Coverage Implications of Mold Claims" (NBI 2005)

Speaker, "Automobile Insurance Fraud" (Erie 2010)

Speaker, "Fire Investigations and Fire Analysis" (State Farm 2008)

Article, “Fraud, Concealment, and Misrepresentation: What Legal Tools and Defenses are Available to Insurers?” DRI In-House Defense Quarterly (Fall 2015)

Article, "Burning Down the House," Steptoe & Johnson Insurance Law Update (Summer 2012)

Article, "Additional Items of Interest" Steptoe & Johnson Insurance Law Update (Winter, 2010)

Article, "Additional Items of Interest" Steptoe & Johnson Insurance Law Update (Summer, 2009)

Article, "Additional Items of Interest" Steptoe & Johnson Insurance Law Update (Spring, 2009)

Article, "Additional Items of Interest" Steptoe & Johnson Insurance Law Update (Summer, 2008)

Article, "Rumor Has It" Steptoe & Johnson Insurance Law Update (Winter, 2007)

Article, "Additional Items of Interest" Steptoe & Johnson Insurance Law Update (Summer, 2007)

Article, "Insurance Adjuster Licensing in West Virginia" Steptoe & Johnson Insurance Law Update (Winter, 2006)

Article, "Protecting Proprietary Business Documents During Discovery" Steptoe & Johnson Insurance Law Update (Summer, 2006)

Article, "Insurance Cases of Interest" Steptoe & Johnson Insurance Law Update (Summer, 2004)

Key Experience

Provided general insurance counseling and training to insurance companies about claim handling and avoiding claims of "bad faith"
Defended and mediated numerous claims alleging statutory "bad faith" and breach of contract
Represented insurer in arbitration proceedings involving claims for surplus lines coverage arising from mining accidents

Memberships & Awards

Professional
2016 President’s Award, Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
Immediate Past President: Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia (2013-2014)
Insurance Law Committee: Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
West Virginia State Representative: Defense Research Institute
Insurance Law Committee, SIU/Fraud Committee, Co-Chair Personal Lines Committee, Marketing Committee for 2014 ICP Seminar, and Steering Committee for 2016 ICCI Seminar: Defense Research Institute
West Virginia Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators
Property Loss Research Bureau
West Virginia Association of Insurance Companies
The Best Lawyers in America®
Order of Barristers
Chief Justice, Moot Court Board

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