Edward J. George

Biography

Edward represents clients in heavily-regulated industries who depend on his knowledge of their industries' complex rules and regulations. His practice includes public utility law, transportation law, environmental law, and oil & natural gas law, each of which are unique fields with their own laws and standards. Edward represents utilities, landfills, waste hauling, transfer stations and other clients before administrative agencies and civil courts, and defends clients after trucking accidents. He also advises clients on interstate commerce, licensing, permitting and other issues.

His practice also includes beverage alcohol law for the spirits & wine industries and legalized gaming law. Edward has also been a professional registered lobbyist for over two decades, including work as the lead lobbyist in West Virginia for the spirits & wine industries, the solid waste landfilling and hauling industry, and the fireworks industry. The Governor of West Virginia recently appointed him a West Virginia State Fire Commissioner. Those responsibilities include overseeing the West Virginia Fire Marshal’s criminal, civil, and administrative jurisdiction and services.

Education

  • Oxford University  (M.A. in Law, 1990)
  • Oxford University  (B.A. in Law, cum laude, 1989)

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

Affiliations/Memberships

  • West Virginia State Fire Commissioner, governor-appointed Business and Industry Interests representative
  • National Association of State Lobbyists, board member
  • West Virginia Vision Shared, board member
  • Advantage Valley, board member
  • Member, Distribution Committee of Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
  • West Virginia Business Roundtable, firm representative
  • United States Taekwondo Association, legal counsel
  • Thomas Hospital Foundation, Board of Directors, past member 
  • Buckskin Council of Boy Scouts of America, Board of Directors, past member