6/09 - present; Interim Director of Human Resources; Concord University
7/07 – 6/09; Director, Student Center and Student Activities; Concord University;
4/04 – 7/07; Attorney, The Law Office of Marshall S. Campbell, P.L.L.C.
8/03 - present; Adjunct Professor; Concord University,
2003 – present. Coached Concord’s Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity’s Mock Trial Teams. Concord’s team won the PAD National Mock Trial Competition in November of 2006, placed third in November of 2009, second and third in November of 2007, and second in November of 2005, won “Outstanding Defense Team” in 2004, 2005 and 2006 and won “Outstanding Plaintiff Team” in 2007.
1997 - 8/03; Partner; Schwartz, Junell, Campbell & Oathout, L.L.P.; Houston, Texas
1995 - 1997; Partner; Schwartz, Campbell & Oathout, L.L.P.; Houston, Texas
1994 - 1995; Partner; Schwartz & Campbell, L.L.P.; Houston, Texas
1990 - 1994; Associate Attorney; Richard A. Schwartz & Associates; Houston, Texas
1986 - 1990; Associate Attorney; Thelen, Marrin, Johnson & Bridges, L.L.P.; Houston, Texas
Legal and Professional Memberships:
Licensed to practice law in the State of West Virginia; 2/2004 - present
Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas; 1986 - present
Licensed to practice before the Courts of the States of West Virginia and Texas, the Federal District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of West Virginia and the Southern District of Texas; the Fourth and Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court
The West Virginia Bar Association
The American Bar Association
The Texas Bar Association
The Houston Bar Association
The Mercer County Bar Association
I am a member of CUPA-HR and the WV Chapter of CUPA-HR.
I am the current Chair of the WV HR Best Practices Committee.
Areas of Legal Practice:
General Litigation, including employment disputes, construction disputes, personal injury, commercial contract disputes, ERISA claims, insurance coverage disputes, professional liability claims (including insurance broker malpractice), admiralty claims, and collection disputes, including representing creditors in bankruptcy actions. Clients included BP, Amoco, Bechtel, Duke Energy Corp., AON, various underwriters at Lloyds of London; Sun Life Assurance Company, and Consolidated Pipe & Supply, Inc.
Seminar Presentations/Legal Article:
2008; Presenting “Legal Issues in the Classroom” for Concord University’s Adjunct Academy
2008 and 2005; Presented “Legal Issues in Clinical Practice” for a Concord University Continuing Education Seminar for social workers and psychologists
1997 and 2000; Authored and presented a paper, entitled “Recent Developments in Admiralty Law” for the Great New Orleans Barge Fleeting Association
1994; Presented “The American Legal System and Recent Developments in Admiralty Law” to underwriters and brokers in London, England, sponsored by the New Orleans Barge Fleeting Association
1991; Co-authored article on Umbrella Insurance for a University of Houston CLE seminar
1987; Co-authored and presented an article on Recent Changes Relating to Texas Mechanics & Materialmen’s Liens for seminar
2007 – 2009; Board Member of the Executive Board of Mercer County Teen Court
2006 – 2008; Board Member on the Mercer County Prevention Partnership, which works with Community Connections to prevent drug use in Mercer County
2004 -- Present; Volunteer for Legal Aid of West Virginia, Inc. in Mercer County, WV
1996 - 2003; Board Member of the Meyerland Community Improvement Association in Houston, Texas. Vice President in 2003
1996 - 2003; Board Member of the Southwest Security Association in Houston, Texas.
2002 - 2003; Board Member of the Weekley Family YMCA in Houston, Texas
1990 - 1993; Board Member of the Linkwood Civic Association President in 1993
- University of Houston, (1986) J.D.
- University of Texas, (1983) B.S.
In April of 2010, I presented at the Spring 2010 Conference for the West Virginia College and University Professional Association for Human Resources on "Legal and Human Resources Issues with Social Media."