O’Dell firm welcomes new attorney

CHARLESTON — A long-time defense lawyer has joined the Tiano O’Dell law firm in Charleston.

Max L. Corley III, a West Virginia native, began working with Tiano O’Dell in early August and hopes to use the analytical skills he honed as a defense attorney to help future clients.

Prior to joining Tiano O’Dell, Corley began his legal career in 1997 with Jenkins Fenstermaker in Huntington, primarily practicing in the areas of medical malpractice and insurance defense for 10 years.

In 2007, he joined Dinsmore & Shohl as a partner in the Labor and Employment Department, defending clients in federal and state mine safety regulatory matters, mine accident investigations and civil litigation.

Corley joined Steptoe & Johnson, in 2017 and primarily defended clients in employment litigation and personal injury cases.

“For the last 22 years, I have worked within civil litigation as a defense attorney, but now I have the opportunity for personal and professional growth as a plaintiff’s trial attorney,” Corley said. “I’m looking forward to working collaboratively with the Tiano O’Dell team and hope that my skills can strengthen the firm and assist West Virginians in need.”

Corley received his undergraduate degree from Marshall University in accounting and his juris doctor degree at the West Virginia University College of Law in 1997.

In his spare time, Corley is an avid runner, trout fisherman and staying fit. He and his wife, Kristen, will celebrate 21 years of marriage and have twin boys, Will and Declan, who are in middle school.

Tiano O’Dell is a personal injury law firm located in Charleston. Founders and trial lawyers William Tiano and Tony O’Dell have been recognized for their professionalism by being A Plus rated by their peers, being named Super Lawyers, and being named among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association.


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