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Law School: University of Virginia, J.D., 1980
College: West Virginia University, A.B., magna cum laude, 1973
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Practice Areas: Appellate Practice, Environmental and Natural Resources, Administrative Law, Asbestos Litigation, Civil Litigaiton
Additional Information: George Somerville’s practice focuses on appellate litigation, in state and federal courts. He also represents clients at trial in general civil litigation and in water use permitting and litigation in federal and state administrative agencies and courts. He has represented clients on appeal in a wide variety of cases, with issues ranging from state and federal constitutional law to church property law, commercial, business, and corporate law, NEPA and the Clean Water Act, the Coastal Zone Management Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, maritime salvage, and criminal defense. He is a frequent lecturer in continuing legal education programs in appellate litigation.
Firm Members: Brian Fowler Gary Spahn Stephen Piepgrass Laura Kuykendall John West