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Offutt Nord Burchett, PLLC | Attorneys at Law

Steven K. Nord

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Phone Number: 304.529.2868
Fax Number: 304.529.2999
Email Address: sknord@onalegal.com

Education
Juris Doctorate, The University of Toledo College of Law, 1984
Honors, Special Awards
Vice Justice, Phi Alpha Delta, 1983
Justice, Honors Court, 1983

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science/Public Administration (Double Major) Sociology (Minor), Ohio Northern University, 1981
Honors, Special Awards
Ohio Northern University Student Government
Varsity Letterman Track and Field
Student Representative, Dean Selection Committee
Phi Alpha Theta, National History Honorary

Licenses
West Virginia, 1984
Ohio, 1985
Kentucky, 1990
National Football League Players’ Association Contract Advisor Certification, 2005

Court Admissions
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
United States District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
United States District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
All West Virginia Circuit and Magistrate Courts
Ohio Supreme Court and all Appellate Court
United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
All Ohio Common Pleas and Municipal Courts
Kentucky Supreme Court and Court of Appeals
United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
All Kentucky Circuit and District Courts

Professional Affiliations
West Virginia State Bar
West Virginia Bar Association
Ohio Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Cabell County, West Virginia Bar Association
Lawrence County, Ohio Bar Association
American Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
Association for Transportation Law, Logistics and Policy
Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee of the ABA
National Football League Players Association
Sports Lawyers Association
Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys

Practice Areas
Civil Litigation Defense,  Municipal Law, Governmental Liability, Police Professional and Law Enforcement Liability, Personal Injury, Employment Law, Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, Auto and Motor Carrier Defense, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Coverage, and Civil Rights

Employment History
Partner, Offutt Nord Ashworth, PLLC, Huntington, West Virginia, 1994-Present
Partner, Wood, Grimm & Delp, Huntington, West Virginia, 1987-1994
Associate Attorney, Wood, Grimm & Delp, Huntington, West Virginia, 1984-1987

Professional Honors/Awards/Services
Chairman, Lawyer Disciplinary Board, State of West Virginia, 2017-Present
Vice-Chairman, Lawyer Disciplinary Board, State of West Virginia, 2015-2017
Member, Lawyer Disciplinary Board, State of West Virginia, 2012-Present
Hearing Panel Member, Lawyer Disciplinary Board, 2012-Present
Chairman, Lawyer Disciplinary Board Hearing Panel, 2015-Present
West Virginia Lawyer Citizen of the Year, 2007
Board of Directors, West Virginia Bar Foundation, 2007-2013
Vice President, West Virginia Bar Foundation, 2011-2012
Secretary/Treasurer, West Virginia Bar Foundation, 2010-2011
Board of Governors, West Virginia State Bar, 2004-2007
Board of Governors, West Virginia State Bar, 1995-1998
Chairman, West Virginia State Bar Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission, 2005-2008
Member, West Virginia State Bar Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission, 1999-2008
Chairman, West Virginia State Bar Legal Research Committee, 2005
Chairman, West Virginia State Bar Mentoring Committee, 2006-2008; 2010-2013
West Virginia Super Lawyer, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013-2018 – Medical Malpractice, Defense/Civil Litigation
Board of Governors, Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, 2008-Present
Best Lawyers in America: Personal Injury Litigation, 2012-2018
West Virginia State Bar Law and Medicine Committee, 1987-Present
Executive Committee of ABA Young Lawyer’s Division, 1987-1990
Outstanding Young Men in America, 1987

Community Service
President, Huntington Area Habitat for Humanity, 2007-2012
Member, Board of Directors, Huntington Area Habitat For Humanity, 2006-Present
Board of Directors, Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2005-Present
Executive Committee, Huntington Area Development Council, 2006-Present
Member, Mayor’s Property/Casualty Insurance Loss Prevention Team (Huntington, WV), 2000-Present
Member, YMCA Facilities and Physical Education Committee, 1998-2010
Youth Soccer Coach, Recreation and Club Teams
Board of Directors, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, 2006-2010

Scholarly Lectures and Writings (Partial)
Continuing Legal Education Presentation, Morgantown, West Virginia:  Multiple Topics, including “Client Communications and the Impact of Social Networking Websites” and “Conflicts of Interest,” June 21, 2018 (Two Half Day Sessions)

Continuing Legal Education Presentation, NBI, Charleston, West Virginia: “Legal Ethics: Top Challenges,” June 15, 2018 (Two Half-Day Sessions)

Lecture to Legal Assistants and Paralegals of Southern West Virginia, “The Ethical Duties and Responsibilities of Paralegals in Trial Preparation and Support,” Spring Meeting, April 6, 2017

Lecture to Ohio Northern University First Year Law Student Class:  “Professionalism: Protecting Your License and Reputation in the Real World,” January 8 and 9, 2015

Continuing Education Presentation to Huntington, WV Police Department:  “Ensuring Public Safety While Protecting Individual Rights – Trends in Civil Rights Litigation and the Implications of Recent 1st, 2nd and 4th Amendment Decisions on Policies and Training by Law Enforcement Agencies,” September 10, 2013

Continuing Education Presentation to Huntington, WV Police Department:  “The Impact of Recent Developments and Trends in the Civil Justice System on the Mission of the Modern Police Department,” May 23, 2013

Continuing Legal Education Presentation to Ohio Northern University College of Law:  “Professionalism, The Journey; Are We There Yet?”, (With Paper), 2012

Continuing Legal Education Presentation at Ohio Northern University College of Law: “The Professional Pitfalls of the Practice of Law in a Social Media Society”, (With Paper), 2011

Continuing Legal Education Presentation to The West Virginia Mountain State Bar Association Annual Meeting: “Presenting your Case at Trial, From The Defendant’s Perspective,” (With Paper), 2010

Comparative/Contributory Negligence and Joint and Several Liability – Kentucky: A State By State Summary;” July 2009; ABA TIPS, Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee, 2009

Continuing Education Legal Presentation to the West Virginia Mountain State Bar Association Annual Meeting: “Top Ten Tips for Taking An Effective Defendant’s Deposition,” 2009

Continuing Legal Education Presentation To the Defense Trial counsel of West Virginia Annual Meeting: “All Star Panel on Selecting Juries From a Defense Perspective,” (With Paper), 2009

Continuing Legal Education Presentation at Ohio Northern University College of Law: “Securing Your Client’s Electronic Date: Ethical and Practical Considerations,” (With Paper), 2008

Continuing Legal Education Presentation To West Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting: “Securing your Client’s Electronic data: The Risk Is Real,” (With Paper), 2008

An Empirical Analysis of the Medical and Legal Professions’ Experiences and Perceptions of Medical and Legal Malpractice, The University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, 20:1, 1986