Michael S. Garrison

Michael S. Garrison (Morgantown, West Virginia)

Michael S. Garrison

Attorney in Morgantown, WV
Mr. Garrison's primary areas of practice are health care, commercial and labor and employment litigation, higher education, government relations, corporate governance and board advising, appellate work, and business planning and management. He is co-chairman of the firm's Health Care Practice Group and a member of the Executive Committee.

Awards and Distinctions

•Selected as one of Ten Outstanding Young Americans by the United States Jaycees, 2004
•Selected as Toll fellow for excellence in public service by the Council of State Governments, 2003
•Selected by Student Government Association for outstanding contribution tostudents of West Virginia University

Public Sector Experience

•President, West Virginia University, 2007 - 2008
•Chief of Staff to the Office of Governor Bob Wise, 2001 - 2003
•Cabinet Secretary, West Virginia Department of Tax and Revenue, 2001
•Administrative Assistant, Office of Senator Robert C. Byrd, 1992

News

Spilman Assists Fairmont General Hospital in Sale to Alecto Healthcare Services
9/24/2014
FGH votes to team with Alecto Healthcare
4/1/2014
Spilman Helps Secure Important Ruling for United Hospital Center
3/27/2014
State high court reverses tax ruling against UHC
3/27/2014
WV Supreme Court of Appeals Reverses 2013 $1 Million Tax on United Hospital Center
3/27/2014
Supreme Court hears hospital taxation case
1/30/2014
Sides argue UHC property tax case at Supreme Court
1/28/2014
Spilman Wins Important Legal Battle for Health Care Client
6/7/2013
Court: FGH can appoint its own board
6/6/2013
W.Va. Court Ruling Clarifies Tax Exemptions For Businesses
10/4/2012

Publications

The Shale Play Today: March 2014
3/31/2014
Marcellus Fairway: The Play Today - Aug. 2011
8/24/2011
Spilman News Alert: Court Strikes Down Morgantown's Fracking Ban
8/14/2011
Spilman Assists Fairmont General Hospital in Sale to Alecto Healthcare Services
9/24/2014
FGH votes to team with Alecto Healthcare
4/1/2014
Spilman Helps Secure Important Ruling for United Hospital Center
3/27/2014
State high court reverses tax ruling against UHC
3/27/2014
WV Supreme Court of Appeals Reverses 2013 $1 Million Tax on United Hospital Center
3/27/2014
Supreme Court hears hospital taxation case
1/30/2014
Sides argue UHC property tax case at Supreme Court
1/28/2014
Spilman Wins Important Legal Battle for Health Care Client
6/7/2013
Court: FGH can appoint its own board
6/6/2013
W.Va. Court Ruling Clarifies Tax Exemptions For Businesses
10/4/2012

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Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Government Relations
  • Economic Development
  • Litigation
  • Labor and Employment

Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Position
Member
Admission Details
Admitted in 1996, West Virginia
1999, District of Columbia
Pennsylvania
United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
Law School Attended
West Virginia University College of Law
Class of 1996
J.D.
University Attended
West Virginia University
Class of 1992
B.A. in Political Science

West Virginia University
Class of 1992
English Literature
Birth Information
Born in 1968
Fairmont, West Virginia, November 6, 1968
Associations & Memberships

Affiliations

•Guest Lecturer, The George Washington University, Higher Education Leadership & Policy, 2009 - present
•American Health Lawyers Association
•American Bar Association
•Member, Big East Conference Council of Presidents, 2007 - 2008
•Member, Council of Presidents, National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, 2007 - 2008
•West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, 2003 - 2007
•West Virginia University Alumni Association National Board, 2001 - 2007
•Governor''s Commission on Governing in the 21st Century, 2004
•Adjunct Professor, West Virginia University, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science, 2002 - 2007
•Adjunct Professor, University of Charleston, College of Business/Pre-Law,1999 - 2000
•Guest Lecturer, West Virginia University College of Law, Client Counseling and Mediation, 1998 - 1999

Bar Fellowship
for excellence in public service by the Council of State Governments, 2003
•Selected by Student Government Association for outstanding contribution tostudents of West Virginia University

Public Sector Experience
•President, West Virginia University, 2007 - 2008
•Chief of Staff to the Office of Governor Bob Wise, 2001 - 2003
•Cabinet Secretary, West Virginia Department of Tax and Revenue, 2001
•Administrative Assistant, Office of Senator Robert C. Byrd, 1992

News
•FGH votes to team with Alecto Healthcare
4/1/2014

Spilman Helps Secure Important Ruling for United Hospital Center
3/27/2014

State high court reverses tax ruling against UHC
3/27/2014

WV Supreme Court of Appeals Reverses 2013 $1 Million Tax on United Hospital Center
3/27/2014

Supreme Court hears hospital taxation case
1/30/2014

Sides argue UHC property tax case at Supreme Court
1/28/2014

Spilman Wins Important Legal Battle for Health Care Client
6/7/2013

Court: FGH can appoint its own board
6/6/2013

W.Va. Court Ruling Clarifies Tax Exemptions For Businesses
10/4/2012

Spilman Successfully Represents Northeast Natural Energy As Court Strikes Down Morgantown's Fracking Ban
8/14/2011

Publications
•The Shale Play Today: March 2014
3/31/2014

Marcellus Fairway: The Play Today - Aug. 2011
8/24/2011

Spilman News Alert: Court Strikes Down Morgantown's Fracking Ban
8/14/2011

FGH votes to team with Alecto Healthcare
4/1/2014

Spilman Helps Secure Important Ruling for United Hospital Center
3/27/2014

State high court reverses tax ruling against UHC
3/27/2014

WV Supreme Court of Appeals Reverses 2013 $1 Million Tax on United Hospital Center
3/27/2014

Supreme Court hears hospital taxation case
1/30/2014

Sides argue UHC property tax case at Supreme Court
1/28/2014

Spilman Wins Important Legal Battle for Health Care Client
6/7/2013

Court: FGH can appoint its own board
6/6/2013

W.Va. Court Ruling Clarifies Tax Exemptions For Businesses
10/4/2012

Spilman Successfully Represents Northeast Natural Energy As Court Strikes Down Morgantown's Fracking Ban
8/14/2011 Member:

Affiliations
•Guest Lecturer, The George Washington University, Higher Education Leadership & Policy, 2009 - present
•American Health Lawyers Association
•American Bar Association
•Member, Big East Conference Council of Presidents, 2007 - 2008
•Member, Council of Presidents, National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, 2007 - 2008
•West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, 2003 - 2007
•West Virginia University Alumni Association National Board, 2001 - 2007
•Governor''s Commission on Governing in the 21st Century, 2004
•Adjunct Professor, West Virginia University, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science, 2002 - 2007
•Adjunct Professor, University of Charleston, College of Business/Pre-Law,1999 - 2000
•Guest Lecturer, West Virginia University College of Law, Client Counseling and Mediation, 1998 - 1999

Representative Cases
Representative Experience: Advising health care clients on a diverse array of matters, including heath care laws and regulations, legislation, contracts, corporate governance, litigation, mergers/acquisitions, and reorganizations/bankruptcy; Representing business and individual clients in federal, state, and local government relations matters; Drafting and promoting legislation and administrative rules before the West Virginia Legislature and Executive Branch, including testifying before various legislative committees and administrative bodies; Drafting and negotiating all types of contracts and agreements; Performing due diligence investigations in mergers, acquisitions, and other transactions (including bankruptcy); Extensive mediation, trial, trial preparation, and appellate experience before federal and state courts; Extensive media and crisis management experience for several clients; Serving as General Counsel to specific hospital and higher education clients

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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
48 Donley Street, Suite 800, P.O. Box 615,
Morgantown, WV 26507-0615
U.S.A.
Phone
304.291.7926
Office Information
Office Information
Michael S. Garrison
Member
Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
48 Donley Street, Suite 800, P.O. Box 615,
Morgantown, WV 26507-0615

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