Mark Kelley and John Brewster successfully appealed a circuit court order granting summary judgment to defendants in a will contest case. On the issues of testamentary capacity to make a will, undue influence over a testator, and tortious interference with a testamentary bequest, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia found that numerous issues of fact were in contention and that granting summary judgment to defendants was not appropriate. The Court reversed and remanded for further proceedings in circuit court.
Ray, Winton & Kelley is honored to have been named a Tier 2 firm in Charleston, WV for Trusts and Estates in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms®
Scott H. Kaminski and John J. Brewster won a jury verdict for their clients who were alleged to have fraudulently failed to disclose hidden defects in the sale of a house.
Christopher Winton presented at the Annual Training for County Clerks and Deputies on training fiduciary commissioners.
Christopher Winton presented at the West Virginia Bankers Association Financial and Estate Planning Conference on making changes to irrevocable trusts. Mr. Winton and John Brewster both also presented on the ethics panel at the Conference.
Mark Kelley and John Brewster successfully defend appeal of circuit court decision concluding probate of an estate was inappropriate in West Virginia because the decedent was a resident of California.
Scott Kaminski and John Brewster win jury verdict for client against the Wyoming County Board of Education for negligence in failing to investigate, report and take action on instances of bullying against a student.
Christopher Winton presented to the Southeast Institute of the American Academy of Trust and Estate Counsel in Richmond, Virginia on significant developments in West Virginia estate law.
September 2021 Chris Winton was named the “Lawyer of the Year” for Trusts and Estates in Charleston, WV based on the votes of his peers in the legal community, according to BestLawyers.com . Only one lawyer in a specific practice area and location is honored with a “Lawyer of the Year” designation.
Ray, Winton & Kelley is proud to announce that Franki Parsons, Of Counsel Attorney to the firm, has been recognized as one of West Virginia Living Magazine’s West Virginia Wonder Women.
Since 2014 the magazine has been honoring women who are raising the bar in their communities, serving as beacons of light in their industries, and forcing change for the greater good.
In Franki’s profile, she describes how the loss of her father in 2011, and the struggles of handling his estate while working out of state, showed her the need for attorneys to specialize in working with families on guardianship and estate matters.
Outside of the office, Franki has served on a number of boards, including Faith in Action of the Greater Kanawha Valley, an organization that provides help to seniors. She also notes that as she continues to grow her practice, she expects there will be more writing and teaching in her future.
Check out Franki’s complete profile in West Virginia Living magazine. You can find out where to pick up a copy here.
Ray, Winton & Kelley, PLLC has been identified as one of the Best Probate Lawyers in Charleston on by the website Expertise.com.
Ray, Winton & Kelley is pleased to announce that
Scott H. Kaminski has joined the firm in an Of Counsel position. Scott concentrates on personal injury, professional negligence, employment law and civil litigation. He is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has been a trial attorney for 28 years.