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Christopher D Pence

Throughout his career, Mr. Pence has represented individuals and businesses in a wide range of matters in West Virginia state and federal courts as well as federal administrative tribunals. While Mr. Pence has defended clients in cases involving professional liability, insurance coverage disputes, automobile accidents, and premises liability, among others, his practice has focused on the defense of clients in personal injury actions, including deliberate intention action filed by employees. Mr. Pence has extensive experience representing coal operators in personal injury actions and has presented seminars and published articles on this topic.

Since joining Allen, Guthrie, and Thomas, Mr. Pence has generally focused on the defense of coal operators. In this capacity, Mr. Pence represents coal operators in civil litigation as well as administrative proceedings challenging enforcement actions of the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration and the West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety & Training. Mr. Pence has also represented an individual at trial charged with a violation of Section 110(c) of the Mine Act. In addition to his work for the coal industry, Mr. Pence continues to represent clients in general litigation matters pending before West Virginia state and federal courts.

Mr. Pence resides in his native Charleston, West Virginia, with his wife, Julie, and daughters, Katherine and Caroline. He is a member of the West Virginia State Bar, Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, the West Virginia Coal Association, and is an officer of the Kanawha County Bar Association.

  • Marshall University, B.A., cum laude, 1999
  • West Virginia Univeristy, J.D. Order of the Coif, 2002
    • Executive Articles Editor, West Virginia Law Review
    • Patrick Duffy Koontz Leadership Award
    • Paul L. Selby and Steptoe and Johnson Law Scholarship
  • Jackson Kelly PLLC, 2002-2008
  • Allen, Guthrie, & Thomas, PLLC, 2008 to present

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Christopher D Pence

Allen Guthrie & Thomas, PLLC
P.O. Box 3394
Charleston, WV 25333

(304) 720-4214
(304) 345-9941 (fax)

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