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Four veteran West Virginia attorneys join Babst Calland’s Charleston office as shareholders

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – The law firm of Babst Calland today announced the lateral moves of four established West Virginia attorneys who have joined the firm’s office in downtown Charleston.

Veteran attorneys Timothy Miller from  Robinson & McEIwee, and Christopher ‘Kip” Power, Mychal Schulz and Robert Stonestreet from the Charleston office of Dinsmore & Shohl have joined forces with Babst Calland in providing senior-level legal counsel in key practice areas including environmental, litigation and employment. The addition of the new attorneys and staff will double the size of Babst Calland’s Charleston office which opened in 2011.

Commenting about these lateral moves to the Firm, Chester R. Babst III, managing shareholder of Babst Calland, said, “We are very pleased to welcome these fine individuals to our Firm and to our established team in Charleston. They are a natural fit for us as they share our values, experience and philosophy in serving clients, some with whom we already have business relationships. The addition of these well-regarded West Virginia attorneys supports our strategy to expand Babst Calland’s senior-level legal counseling team and capabilities to serve the needs of existing and new clients in the region.”

“As a litigator who focuses on energy-related law, I am pleased to be joining Babst Calland’s well-established and full-service multi-disciplinary team representing the energy industry,” said Attorney Timothy Miller.

“Along with my colleagues Mychal Schulz and Robert Stonestreet, it is an exciting time for us to join Babst Calland’s West Virginia team and become part of a firm that is grounded in environmental law and where the energy business is a significant force,” said Attorney Christopher “Kip” B. Power.

Among the largest fully-dedicated teams of energy and environmental attorneys in the Appalachian Basin, Babst Calland now has 30 attorneys admitted to practice in West Virginia who have been serving the natural gas, coal and other industries for many years.


About Babst Calland


Babst Calland was founded in 1986 and has represented environmental, energy and corporate clients since its inception. The Firm has grown to more than 120 attorneys who concentrate on the current and emerging needs of clients. This team of lawyers has focused practices in energy and natural resources, construction, employment and labor, environment, land use, litigation, and transaction and business services law. Babst Calland was ranked as the Pittsburgh region’s largest energy law firm by the Pittsburgh Business Times in 2013.


Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Babst Calland has offices in State College, Pa., Charleston, W.Va., Akron, Ohio, and Sewell, N.J. Babst Calland and its lawyers have been acknowledged by various organizations, including:  U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Law Firms,” “Best Lawyers in America,” “Pennsylvania Super Lawyers,” and “Chambers USA:  America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.”  For more information, including attorney profiles, visit


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