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Anapol Schwartz Enhances Mass Tort Practice with New Attorney, Office in W.Va.

PHILADELPHIA -- Anapol, Schwartz, Weiss, Cohan, Feldman & Smalley, P.C., announced Barry Hill has joined the law firm as its resident partner in West Virginia, working from the firm's new office in Wheeling, W.Va.

Hill adds his more than 30 years mass tort experience to Anapol Schwartz's national mass tort practice, also bringing background in financial fraud and other complex litigation. He has served by appointment as special assistant to the West Virginia Attorney General in notable consumer protection and antitrust litigation, including a current false advertising case involving the prescription drugs Risperdal and Duragesic that has attracted national attention.

"Anapol Schwartz is thrilled to welcome Barry. In working with him for many years, whether in Baycol, Vioxx, Gadolinium or consumer fraud litigations, we've been extremely impressed by his trial skills and case track record," said shareholder Sol Weiss. "He is not only a tremendous asset to our client base - but also complements our team which handles significant mass tort matters, and will play a crucial role in enhancing this practice."

Listed in West Virginia's Super Lawyers([R]), Hill is a former president of the West Virginia Association for Justice and sits on its board of governors. A member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Litigation Counsel of America, he is certified as a civil litigation specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and a medical malpractice trial specialist by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. Active in the legal community, Hill has spoken on various legal topics at more than 100 seminars and conventions in 26 states.

"I'm honored to join such a well regarded firm that has a reputation for taking on high profile matters and successfully advocating on behalf of victims," said Hill. "Anapol Schwartz's extensive network and resources will benefit my existing clients and enable me to help even more individuals in need."

A resident of Wheeling W.Va., Hill earned his undergraduate degree (B.S., 1968) from West Virginia University and his law degree (J.D., 1977) from West Virginia University College of Law.

Anapol Schwartz's Wheeling office is located at 89 12th Street, Wheeling, W.Va., 26003.

Founded in 1977, Anapol, Schwartz, Weiss, Cohan, Feldman & Smalley, P.C., is a personal injury firm with more than 25 attorneys and law offices in Philadelphia, Media, Reading and Harrisburg, Pa., as well as Cherry Hill, N.J. and Wheeling, W.Va. The firm has a multi-faceted practice with a tradition of excellence in pharmaceutical mass tort, medical device matters, toxic tort, class actions, products liability, workplace injury, professional negligence cases, automobile, investor claims and wrongful termination litigation.
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