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Offutt Nord Burchett, PLLC | Attorneys at Law

D. C. Offutt, Jr.

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Phone Number: 304.529.2868
Fax Number: 304.529.2999
Email Address: dcoffutt@onalegal.com

Education
Juris Doctorate, West Virginia University College of Law, 1978
Honors, Special Awards
Editor in Chief, West Virginia Law Review, Volume 80
Order of the Coif
Winner, College of Law Trial Competition Award, 1977
Winner, Lugar Cup Trial Competition, West Virginia College of
Law, 1978
Winner, Gourley Cup Trial Competition, Allegheny County Trial Lawyers Association, 1978
M.P.A., Public Administration, West Virginia University, 1972
B.A., Political Science, West Virginia University, 1971

Licenses
West Virginia, 1978
Kentucky, 1989

Court Admissions
The Supreme Court of the United States of America
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
United States District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
United States District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
All West Virginia Circuit and Magistrate Courts
Kentucky Supreme Court
Kentucky Court of Appeals
All Kentucky Circuit and District Courts

Professional Affiliations
West Virginia State Bar
West Virginia Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
National Conference of Bar Presidents
Southern Conference of Bar Presidents
International Association of Defense Counsel
American Bar Association
Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
Defense Research Institute
Cabell County, West Virginia Bar Association
Litigation Counsel of America
Boyd County, Kentucky Bar Association

Practice Areas
Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, Insurance Defense, Insurance Bad Faith, Premises and Product Liability, Employment Law, Employer’s Liability, Motor Carrier Defense

Employment History
Managing Member, Offutt Nord Ashworth, PLLC, Huntington, West Virginia, 1993-Present
Partner, Jenkins, Fenstermaker, Krieger, Kayes & Farrell, Huntington, West Virginia, 1986-1993
Associate Attorney, Jenkins, Fenstermaker, Krieger, Kayes & Farrell, Huntington, West Virginia, 1981-1986
Deputy Director and General Counsel, West Virginia Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Institute, West Virginia 1978-1981

Professional Honors/Awards/Services
President, West Virginia State Bar, 1997-98
President-Elect, West Virginia State Bar, 1996-97
Vice President, West Virginia State Bar, 1995-96
Board of Governors, West Virginia State Bar, 1992-1998
Board of Governors, Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, 1990-93
President, Cabell County Bar Association, 1986
Member, Commission on the Future of the West Virginia Judicial System, 1997-98
Chairman, Subcommittee on Access to Justice, Commission on the Future of the West Virginia Judicial System, 1998
Member, Supreme Court Pattern Jury Instructions Committee, West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, 2000
State Bar Delegate to the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates, 1998-99
The Best Lawyers in America, 2005-Present
Outstanding Lawyers of America, 2003-Present
The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2001-Present
Who’s Who in American Law, 1979-Present
West Virginia State Bar TechNet Committee, 1989-Present
West Virginia State Bar Law and Medicine Committee, 1991-Present
Distinguished Faculty, West Virginia Defense Trial Counsel, 1992,1994
Chairman, West Virginia State Bar TechNet Committee, 1997-98
Visiting Committee, West Virginia University College of Law, 2002-2006
West Virginia Super Lawyer, 2007-Present
West Virginia’s Top Lawyers, 2008-Present
Martindale-Hubbell Rating (AV)

Community Service
Member, Board of Directors, Goodwill Industries of KYOWVA, Inc., 1978-1994
President, Board of Directors, Goodwill Industries of KYOWVA, Inc., 1987
Member, Huntington Chamber of Commerce
Member, Board of Directors, Huntington Centers for Independent Living, 1981-1984

Published Articles
Employment Rights of the Physically Handicapped, 78 W. Va. Law Review 258, 1978

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