MARTINSBURG, W.V., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Who's Who - Clarence E. Martin III is recognized by Continental Who's Who among Leading Lawyers. Clarence is a Shareholder at Martin & Seibert, L.C. and is the third generation of his family to be a member of the firm.
Clarence practices law in the areas of insurance coverage issues, insurance defense litigation, electric utility litigation, railroad defense litigation (FELA), products liability and asbestos defense litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts. He also lobbies on various issues, including insurance, litigation and civil justice reform.
In addition, Clarence is a former assistant counsel to the Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives and Trial Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. He was Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates from 1976-82.
Clarence has taken leadership roles in a number of professional and business organizations in West Virginia and beyond. He was recently elected Chairperson for the West Virginia State Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Holy Family Hospital Foundation, which is the only hospital that provides neo-natal care in Bethlehem, Palestine. Furthermore, Clarence is president of the Washington-Baltimore Chapter of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums. Additionally, Clarence has served as past President of the West Virginia Bar Association from 1991-1992, and has recently been named to the Council on Litigation Management. He continues to serve as a fellow of Litigation Council in America and as well as the West Virginia Bar Foundation.
Clarence has been continuously honored for his dedication to both his profession as well as his community. In 2000, Clarence was invested in the Order of Malta as a Knight of Magisterial Grace. In 2003 he was elected to the Federal Associations Board of Directors and in 2004 he was invested as a member of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre and the Constantinian Order of St. George. These are among the highest honors a Catholic layman can receive in recognition of service to the church, community, and his profession. It is a particular honor to have been invested in all three of these Orders. Clarence has also been named a Super Lawyer and was included in the list of Best Lawyers in America.
Clarence earned his J.D. from the Catholic University College of Law, and received his A.B. in Undergraduate Studies from the University of Arizona.
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