David A. Barnette|
500 Lee Street East
Charleston, WV 25301-3202
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David A. Barnette is Of Counsel and a member of the Firm's Commercial Law Practice Group. His practice is focused upon business law, business litigation, technology and intellectual property matters. Mr. Barnette has represented numerous major corporations in litigation arising from contract, technology, antitrust and construction law matters. Since 1991, Mr. Barnette has been the General Counsel to the West Virginia Broadcasters Association and regularly represents some of the state's largest television and radio stations on an individual basis. Mr. Barnette has been lead trial counsel for media clients in four significant defamation cases. Mr. Barnette is a regular contributor and writer in the area of broadcast law. He is the co‑author of Keeping It Legal, a guide for broadcasters published by the West Virginia Broadcasters Association. Mr. Barnette is the author of West Virginia's reporter's shield law passed by the legislature in 2011.
Mr. Barnette is a member of the International Technology Law Association and the Federal Communications Bar Association. He is a member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and has served on the West Virginia Law Institute Committee on Adoption Law Reform. Mr. Barnette is a member of the Concord University Board of Governors, currently serving as its Vice Chairman, and a former Chairman of the Concord University Foundation, Trustee and Secretary of the WSAZ Children's Charities Foundation and Director and Secretary of the West Virginia Broadcasters Educational Foundation. Mr. Barnette also serves on the University of Dayton School of Law Board of Advisers.
Mr. Barnette has been recognized since 2003 as one of Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in America® in Antitrust, Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law. Mr. Barnette is a former adjunct professor at the University of Charleston and is a regular lecturer on computer, copyright and adoption law within the state of West Virginia. Mr. Barnette has also received the Certificate of Merit from the West Virginia Bar Association. In 2007, he was recognized for his outstanding advocacy of adoption by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) as an Angel in Adoption.
Mr. Barnette graduated from Concord University where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1973 and received a Master's degree in political science from Marshall University in 1975. Mr. Barnette joined the Firm in 1979 upon receiving his Juris Doctor degree from The University of Dayton where he served as a Law Review Editor. Mr. Barnette became a member of the Firm in 1986.