M. Shane Harvey is a Member of the Firm and practices out of the Firm's office in Charleston, West Virginia. He leads the Firm’s Environmental Practice Group and Coal Industry Group, and is a member of the Firm's Executive Committee. The Best Lawyers in America® named him “Lawyer of the Year” in Charleston, WV for Environmental Law in 2021 and Mining Law in 2020 and 2023.
Shane frequently litigates complex commercial and environmental matters and counsels clients on a variety of compliance issues. He has significant experience in both law and business, having served as in-house counsel and general counsel for energy companies for more than a decade. He has handled many high-profile crises and counsels clients on crisis management planning and response. Shane understands the need for practical legal advice from the client’s perspective - he knows his clients want the right answer, as quickly and as cost-effectively as possible.