George Somerville was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia in 1951. He joined Harman Claytor in November 2015 after a 33 year career at Mays & Valentine and its successor by merger, Troutman Sanders. George’s practice focuses on appellate litigation in state and federal courts. He also represents clients at trial in general civil litigation, water use permitting, and in federal and state administrative agencies and courts. He has represented clients on appeal in a wide variety of cases, with issues ranging from tort and personal injury law to state and federal constitutional law, church property law, commercial, business and corporate governance law, NEPA and the Clean Water Act, the Coastal Zone Management Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, maritime salvage and criminal defense. He is a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education programs in appellate litigation.