January 1, 2014 – Three of the members of Offutt Nord Burchett, PLLC were recognized by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014 Edition. The firm is proud of this achievement with 100% of the named Members of Offutt Nord Burchett, PLLC, receiving recognition for their outstanding work in their respective practice areas. Inclusion in the publication is based upon an exhaustive peer-review survey, in which thousands of lawyers evaluate their professional peers from their regional area. Founding member, D.C. Offutt, Jr., was selected for his outstanding service in the fields of Medical Malpractice Defense and Personal Injury Law – Defendants. Additionally, D.C. Offutt, Jr. was honored with the title of “Lawyer of the Year” for Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants for the Charleston, WV area. Steven K. Nord was recognized by his peers as a Best Lawyer for his professional abilities in the practice areas of Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. Stephen S. Burchett was also selected for his exceptional work in the field of Medical Malpractice Defense. This year the law firm of Offutt Nord Burchett, PLLC, celebrates 20 years of service providing its clients with continuous, professional representation in various areas of practice. The firm represents individuals, local businesses, healthcare professionals and both regional and national companies.
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.