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Mark D. Moreland, Esq.

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EDUCATION​​
1993 - 1996:  Basic & Advanced Mediation Training; West Virginia State Bar.

1994: ATLA Advocacy College, Washington, D.C.

1980: Doctor of Jurisprudence, West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia.

1977: BSJ / Advertising (Cum Laude), West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia.

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LITIGATION PRACTICE
2008 - present: Senior Partner, Moreland & Moreland, L.C., Lewisburg, West Virginia.
1991 - 2008:  Mark D. Moreland, L.C., Charleston, West Virginia.
1987 - 1991:  Preiser Law Offices, Charleston, West Virginia.
1980 - 1987:  Mark D. Moreland, L.C., Romney, West Virginia.

LICENSURE
1990:   Supreme Court of the United States of American.
1988:   United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
1988:   United States District Court for the Northern District of WV.
1980:   United States District Court for the Southern District of WV.
1980:   State of WV; West Virginia Supreme Court; All Circuit Courts.
Pro Hac Vice admissions in the following states: Ohio, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Virginia. 


CURRENT AND PAST PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
1989 - 2005:   Brain Injury Association (National and State Affiliate).
1985 - Present:  West Virginia Assoc. for Justice Board of Governors, formerly WV Trial Lawyers Association.
1985 - 1986:   President, Mineral County Bar Association.
1981 - 1985:   National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
1981 - Present:  American Association for Justice, formerly Assoc. for Trial Lawyers of America.
1980 - 1987:   South Branch Valley Bar Association.
1977 - Present:   West Virginia Assoc. for Justice, formerly WV Trial Lawyers Association.   

SIGNIFICANT CASES
McCormick v. WalMart Stores, et. al., 2004 WL 1040558 (WV2004); reaffirming the liability of municipalities for damage to property due to failure to control storm water runoff despite immunity statute. 

Casdorph v. Casdorph, 460 SE2d 736 (WV 1995); establishing parent’s duty to provide support to adult child disable by catastrophic injury. 

Padon v. Sears Roebuck & Co., 4115 SE 2d 245 (WV 1991); extension of “discovery rule” affecting statute of limitations in defamation actions. 

Simms v. USA., 2015 WL 3457519 (WV 2015); reaffirming causation and damages in a "wrongful birth" after defendant breached its duty of care.


Alan S. Bias, Legal Asst.

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EDUCATION
Charlottesville High School, Charlottesville, Virginia
Piedmont Virginia Community College – Business Management.  

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Office Mgr. / Legal Assistant / System Administrator Mark D. Moreland, Esq. & Moreland Mgmnt., llc, Lewisburg & Charleston, WV (2014 - Present). 


Office Mgr. / Legal Assistant / System Administrator Moreland & Moreland, lc & Moreland Mgmnt., llc, Lewisburg & Charleston, WV (2010 - 2014). 


Patient Financial Services Mgr., Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, Hamilton, MT (2003-2008). 


Office Manager, Hardware and Home, Inc., Charlottesville, VA (2001-2002). 


Sr. Computer Operator, University of Virginia Health Services Foundation, Charlottesville, VA (1985-2001). ​


SIGNIFICANT ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Accomplished pedigree livestock breeder, researcher and author with extensive background in the study of color pigment pattern genetics.