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  • Charleston, WV

Deanna R. Stone

Attorney Biography

Ms. Stone’s practice involves commercial transactions, real estate law and estate planning.

Profile Information

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  • Location: Charleston, WV
  • Personal: Deanna has two children. Her husband, Andy Gallagher, is Executive Director of the West Virginia Housing Institute. 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 and is currently stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas. They have four cats: Lex, Flower, Keeper, and Finder.

Practice Details

  • 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
  • Assisting clients with estate planning
  • Professional Affiliations
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • American Bar Association

Court Admissions

  • 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


Internship with the Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin, United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia


  • 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.

Work History

  • 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


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