Michelle Gaston is a straight forward, no nonsense lawyer, who is willing to get her hands dirty for her clients. Clients appreciate Michelle’s ability to balance her love of research and writing with practical solutions that can be implemented.
Michelle’s practice is rooted in the insurance business, and she regularly reviews policies, provides coverage opinions, and solves coverage disputes, as well as actively litigates, both on behalf of insurance companies and its clients.
A unique specialty for Michelle is that she also represents clients in fraud and arson cases involving insurance matters. Specifically, she has handled examinations under oath, claim evaluations, and settlement negotiations.
Within the firm, colleagues depend on Michelle to support their practices, and she is often called upon to conduct research and draft briefs that capture both the practical and legal arguments. Michelle is the Editor of the firms First Look Newsletter, which takes a deep dive into issues and developments in insurance law. Michelle also plays an important role in the development of her peers as the ICT Skills and Development Coordinator.
Memberships & Awards
2015 Consumer Director, West Virginia Attorney General's Office, Consumer Protection & Antitrust Division
1997 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC