The Philippi branch of Freedom Bank and Mullens and Mullens Attorneys are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month in July. 

Catherine Mullens, left, is a Partner in the firm of Mullens and Mullens.  Carla Skidmore is the Branch Manager and Loan Officer for Freedom Bank.

Mullens and Mullens provides legal services for Barbour County and the surrounding area where Catherine specializes in real estate transactions, personal injury, and wrongful death claims.  She is a graduate of Philip Barbour High School, West Virginia University, and the WVU College of Law.  She worked for the law firm of Tucker, Griffin & Barnes in Charlottesville, Virginia, for the Virginia Department of Justice, and was an Associate with the law firm of H. Gerard Kelley in Philippi. She is licensed to practice in Virginia, West Virginia, and the United States Supreme Court.  She received the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Lawyers Award in 2018 and West Virginia Bankers Attorney of the Year Award in 2019.

“Mullens & Mullens, PLLC, is Barbour County’s local, hometown law firm with four full-time attorneys practicing primarily in personal injury, automobile collision, workplace injury, wrongful death, will and estates, estate planning, real estate transactions, coal mine subsidence claims, contracts, and small business representation,” she said.  “We offer free consultations for personal injury, automobile collision, workplace injury, wrongful death, and coalmine subsidence claims.”  Mullens and Mullens, at 9 North Main Street may be reached at Post Office Box 95, or by calling (304) 457-9000.

Freedom Bank’s Philippi branch at 207 South Main Street may be contacted at (304) 457-3000.  The bank offers a wide variety of competitive deposit and loan products, and its success, Skidmore says, has been built on a Welcome Home philosophy.  “We enjoy what we do and truly love being able to help our customers feel more at home.”

Skidmore graduated from Alderson-Broaddus College and the West Virginia School of Banking, and has over 31 years of banking experience, twenty eight of those years with Freedom Bank.  A native of Clarksburg, she was raised in Philippi where she graduated from Philip Barbour High School.  “Our customers and employees interact with each other like family,” she says.