Arthur M. Standish


Art Standish’s practice focuses primarily in the areas of bankruptcy, real estate, commercial transactions, and commercial litigation. His experience includes virtually every facet of bankruptcy law, with extensive experience in commercial and transactional work.  Mr. Standish also leads the firm’s Creditors’ Rights Team.

Representative Experience

  • Brings nationwide experience in creditor workouts representing creditors ranging in size from local banks and lending institutions to regional and national corporations and has represented creditors in West Virginia, Texas, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky
  • Obtained a thorough understanding of secured transactions involving both real and personal property through 28 years of legal experience in commercial transactions, which includes working as a title agent with four national title agencies
  • Acquired an acute knowledge of all aspects of creditor’s rights in bankruptcy by serving as a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee for the past 20 years

Licensed In

  • Texas
  • West Virginia


  • J.D. West Virginia University College of Law
  • B.A. California State University


  • 1990 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
  • Board Member, Friends of the Kanawha Trestle Trail, Inc.
  • Board Member, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
  • The Optimist Club of Charleston
  • Charleston Area Alliance
  • Putnam County Chamber of Commerce
  • Leadership West Virginia, 1996
  • Committee on Bankruptcy, West Virginia State Bar


  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Banking and Finance Law (2010-Present), Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2009-Present), Litigation – Bankruptcy (2011-Present), Real Estate Law (2009-Present), Bet-the-Company Litigation (2019-Present)
  • Best Lawyers® 2020 Charleston, WV Litigation – Bankruptcy, Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers® 2018 Charleston, WV Banking and Finance Law, Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers® 2016 Charleston, WV, Litigation-Bankruptcy, Lawyer of the Year

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