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Howard M. Persinger, Jr.
For nearly 50 years, Howard has been a leader in the field of natural resource law. Howard’s experience in counseling clients has made him one of the region’s most respected attorneys. Howard began his law practice in his hometown of Williamson, West Virginia. His work has been influential in the evolution of West Virginia’s energy industry.

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Bar & Court Admissions: West Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
U.S. District Court, Southern District of WV
Supreme Court of Appeals of WV
U.S. Supreme Court

Education and Military: A.B., Davidson College, 1959
LLB, University of Virginia School of Law, 1964
Captain in the United States Army Security Agency, Stationed in Okinawa, 1959-1961

Professional Experience: Best Lawyers in America (Natural Resources)
West Virginia Super Lawyers (Energy & Natural Resources)
AV rating, Martindale-Hubble
American Bar Association Fellow
West Virginia State Bar Foundation Fellow
West Virginia Bar Association Award of Merit, 2006
Permanent Member, Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference

Civic Activities: Mingo County Board of Education Elected Member, 1977-1982, 1998-2002
Mingo County Board of Education President, 1998-2000
West Virginia Board of Education Member, 2000-2003
West Virginia Board of Education President, 2002-2003
School Building Authority of West Virginia Member, 2001-2003
West Virginia Land and Mineral Owners Board of Directors, 2008