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Community Involvement

Involved in West Virginia

community-involvement-featured-imageOur partners at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC were born and raised in West Virginia. Each of us is deeply involved in our local community and we care about improving the quality of life for all of us. Some of the types of volunteer work we have been involved in are actions such as providing water to residents affected by the Freedom Industries chemical leak. This disaster left people without safe drinking water and we handed out 250 cases of drinking water to our friends and neighbors in the Charleston community, as well as filing the first lawsuit for business owners affected by the disaster.

lean-a-handWe will continue to provide resources and help with personnel when the need arises and have made an open offer to be called upon when any such situation occurs – and they will. Sadly, the gas extraction industry has resulted in many serious cases of illness, injury, damaged health, deaths from explosions, and other disasters. We want to be called upon for assistance. This is our community and we are raising our families here; our fight is not business, it’s personal.

Helping Our Community

We are committed to helping our community in every way we can and you will often find one or all of our team or staff working as a volunteer in some capacity, including having a table at a mental health hospital, donating funds to our local basketball team, or any other activity that we feel is important and that we feel will make a difference. We are representing hundreds of businesses who are seeking compensation after the Elk River chemical spill and we are helping these business owners to hold those responsible accountable. It is time that these corporations face the consequences of their actions.

We are committed to shining a light on the various injustices that residents of West Virginia face when oil and gas extraction companies fail to protect our citizens. Our legal team is intimately involved in legal battles with companies who have endangered citizens with chemical spills and leaks and have been seen on Eyewitness News as legal experts about these legal issues, in our ongoing effort to expose the level of damage to our community.

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We also take the time to be on Talkline Radio to discuss lawsuit reforms. We are ready to fight legislation that could limit the amount of compensation that an injured person should receive. Why should a big corporation be allowed to contaminate our water and rivers and our people affected be limited in what they can recover in damages? It is just wrong and we are ready to help in the fight for the “little guy” against these big, influential corporations that are ruining our state’s water systems through their negligent acts.

Contact us if you have been affected by one of the many chemical leaks in the state or other type of injury related to an act of negligence. We are ready to help you fight for justice.