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Max knows the value of resolving problems amicably and efficiently.  But when intractable issues cannot be resolved, Max vigorously advocates on behalf of his clients, inside and outside the courtroom.  Having an intimate knowledge of federal litigation, Max understands the important subtleties of complex legal problems and employs that insight to achieve his clients’ goals.  

 

Born and raised in Charleston, West Virginia, Max attended Georgetown University, where he earned a degree in Government.  Before returning to his hometown, Max graduated, Order of the Coif and summa cum laude, from Washington and Lee School of Law.  During law school, Max was a member of the Advanced Administrative Litigation Clinic where he represented Appalachian coal miners in their claims for black lung benefits.  Max also participated with distinction in various moot court activities and was awarded Best Oral Advocate at the National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition. 

 

Prior to joining the firm, Max served as a law clerk for the Hon. Robert B. King of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and for the Hon. Robert Chambers of the U.S. District Court for Southern District of West Virginia.  Before attending law school, Max worked for various elected officials on the state and federal levels, including West Virginia’s senior United States Senator.

 

Admissions

  • West Virginia

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

 

Professional Background

  • Law Clerk, Hon. Robert B. King, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

  • Law Clerk, Hon. Robert C. Chambers, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

 

Memberships and Affiliations

  • The Friends of West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Inc., Board of Directors

  • 10 in 10, Inc., Board of Directors