Mr. Layman is a native of Bayard, West Virginia. He received his B.B.A. degree in 1967 and his J.D. degree in 1970 from West Virginia University, where he was a member of the Student Board of Editors of the West Virginia Law Review. He is admitted to practice in West Virginia and Kentucky. Prior to joining Campbell Woods, P.L.L.C. he served in various capacities in the Law Department at Ashland Inc and at Ashland Coal, Inc. He retired from Ashland Coal, Inc. in 1997 where he had served as Administrative Vice President for Law and Human Resources and as corporate secretary of the publicly traded company. Mr. Layman is a member of The West Virginia State Bar and the Kentucky, West Virginia, and Cabell County Bar Associations. He is active in local civic and charitable organizations and his church.