April 7, 2014 – Offutt Nord Burchett, PLLC would like to welcome Christopher M. Settles as a new associate attorney. Prior to Offutt Nord Burchett, Mr. Settles received his Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Dayton Law School in 2011. Thereafter, Settles served as a judicial law clerk for both Boone and Mingo Counties of West Virginia, and most recently held an associate attorney position with Hardy Pence, PLLC. Mr. Settles is licensed in WV and KY and will focus his practice in Defense Litigation.
June 12, 2014 – Three Offutt Nord Burchett, PLLC attorneys continue to receive recognition from Super Lawyers, which conducts an annual selection of lawyers throughout the United States who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Founding Member, D.C. Offutt, Jr., has been named a 2014 WV Super Lawyer for his expertise in the area of Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense. Member, Steven K. Nord, has also been recognized as a 2014 WV Super Lawyer in the area of Civil Litigation: Defense. Both Mr. Offutt and Mr. Nord have consistently been recognized for their excellence in their areas of practice by Super Lawyers for many consecutive years. In addition, Ryan Q. Ashworth, a Senior Associate with Offutt Nord Burchett, has been named a Rising Star, marking Ashworth’s third consecutive year on the West Virginia Rising Stars list. The Rising Stars list recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in West Virginia who are nominated and evaluated by their peers.