Former US Attorney Mike Stuart Joins Dinsmore, Plans Continued Service to State of West Virginia
Former United States Attorney Mike Stuart joined Dinsmore's Charleston, West Virginia office as a partner in the firm's Corporate department. As a well-known leader in West Virginia, Stuart's next professional move after leaving the Department of Justice was highly anticipated. The West Virginia Record profiled Stuart's decision to join Dinsmore and spoke with him about how he plans to use his position with the firm to continue his mission of helping the state. Read an excerpt below.
"I was blessed to have my choice of firms, but I chose Dinsmore because of its remarkable growth, the strength of its team, and its spirit of entrepreneurship. ... Our resources, our capability, and national network — they are second to none in the Mountain State," Stuart said. "Over my career, I have operated each day with a sense of urgency. ... I continue to do so today in building my team at Dinsmore as we continue to fight for a better economy and better future for all West Virginians."
At Dinsmore, Stuart, who has a background in traditional business and economic development, will grow the firm's business, corporate investigations and government relations practices.
"I’ve represented some of the largest companies in America and I’ve represented new entrepreneurs," Stuart said. "What I like best about this new opportunity with Dinsmore is being able to capitalize on my prior experience as a business attorney by adding to it my remarkable experience as a United States Attorney. ... I will use my experience to build our global corporate and white-collar investigations practice, grow our government affairs and lobbying practice, and bring our remarkable leadership in public finance on a national level to West Virginia public finance and bond deals."
Stuart said he wants West Virginia to grow stronger.
"My aspiration is for a thriving, growing West Virginia in which all West Virginians have renewed economic opportunities all across this remarkable place we choose to call home," Stuart said. "Make no mistake, despite our challenges and our loss of industry and population over many decades, even with the 'pie' getting substantially smaller, a limited few have done quite well. That’s not okay with me. It is time we grow the pie for the benefit of all West Virginians. As the son and grandson of coal miners from a holler in Barbour County, I’ve spent my life with people telling what I 'can’t' do. I’ve spent my life showing them what I 'can' do. It’s the same story for West Virginia. We need to think bigger. We need to demand more. We must begin to choose our circumstance and seize our destiny."
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