Ms. Stone's practice involves commercial transactions, real estate law and civil litigation.
Deanna has two children. Her daughter, Heather, is married to Aaron Kessler and has one child, Tristan Stone Kessler. Her son, Andrew Hornyak, is in the United States Army, recently returned from a two-year tour of duty in Korea, and currently is stationed in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Her household includes her fianc, Andrew Gallagher, four cats - Lex, Jack Wilson, Keeper, and Flower, a Newfoundland - Narin, and a Lhasa Apso - Ross. She enjoys gardening and travel.
-Representing clients in commercial real estate transactions
-Representing clients in commercial transactions, including stock and asset purchases and sales
-Representing clients in oil and gas transactions
-Counseling and assisting clients in business organization matters, including company formation, mergers, conversions, share exchanges, and related matters
-Representing clients in civil litigation in state and federal courts, including commercial disputes, predatory lending, creditor defense, and insurance coverage cases
-West Virginia State Bar
-American Bar Association
-Internship with the Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin, United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.
-United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
-United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
-United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
-West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and all lower State Courts
-Executive Director for the West Virginia Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 2003-2008
-Statewide Brownfields Coordinator, National Institute for Chemical Studies, 2002-2003
-Museum Director, Arthurdale Heritage, Inc., 1993-2000
-B.A., summa cum laude in History, Fairmont State University, Fairmont, West Virginia
-J.D., West Virginia University College of Law, 2009; Associate Editor, West Virginia Law Review; Recipient, Patrick Duffy Koontz Scholarship Award; Recipient, Henry S. Schrader Scholarship; Recipient, Arch Coal Scholarship.