Vivian H. Basdekis is a Member in the Banking, Construction, Energy, Financial Services and Oil & Gas industry groups, focusing primarily on banking and finance and commercial litigation. She practices out of the Firm's office in Charleston, West Virginia.
Vivian has been a Member of the Firm since 2008. Prior to joining the Firm, she worked as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Joseph C. Pomponio, Jr. Over the course of her career, Vivian has represented numerous clients on a wide variety of issues, including commercial contract disputes and business torts; construction law, mechanics’ liens and bond law; financial services litigation; first amendment, media and broadcast law; and surrogacy and adoption law. Vivian is also the co-author of Keeping It Legal, a guide for broadcasters published by the West Virginia Broadcasters Association.
Vivian loves her legal practice because many of her clients are small business owners. Working closely with these clients, she gets a glimpse into a variety of different industries. One day she is absorbed in the operations of a television studio, and the next she is learning what it takes to run an oil and gas business. This variety certainly keeps her on her toes, and ensures her days are always interesting.
Vivian is also first-generation Greek American, and her heritage plays an important role in her life. She is fluent in Greek and considers it a treat to stay up late cooking traditional Greek and Mediterranean food. If that wasn't enough to keep her busy, she also enjoys traveling, reading, and trying to keep up with her two active, basketball obsessed sons. Whether you meet her on the basketball court or in a court of law, Vivian is a formidable opponent.