CHARLESTON -– Jackson Kelly is pleased to announce that 61 of the firm's lawyers were recently named in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Lawyers from across the firm's offices were honored in the publication.

Nationwide, Jackson Kelly was top-listed in workers' compensation law. In addition, Jackson Kelly was the only firm in West Virginia top-listed in administrative/regulatory law, criminal defense: white-collar, environmental law, information technology law, mass tort litigation, mining law, natural resources law, personal injury litigation, securities regulation and workers' compensation law. The firm also is top-listed in Charleston, W.Va.

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an annual peer-review survey. Leading attorneys cast votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in the same and related specialties. Because of the methodology used by Best Lawyers and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered an honor.

Jackson Kelly represents leading global corporations, national companies, entrepreneurs and individuals in areas of law such as environmental, business, labor and employment, federal and state workers' compensation, civil litigation and occupational safety and health. The firm has offices in Colorado, the District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Below is a Jackson Kelly lawyers named to the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America from West Virginia. Note: (Year) is the first year the lawyer was listed.

Charleston office

* Robby J. Aliff (2010) Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

* David A. Barnette (2003) Copyright Law, Information Technology Law, Litigation - Intellectual Property

* Kathy G. Beckett (2007) Energy Law, Government Relations Practice, Litigation - Environmental

* Robert J. Busse (2005) Workers' Compensation Law – Employer

* Christopher L. Callas (2003) Energy Law

* Gretchen M. Callas (2011) Mass Tort Litigation

* Ellen S. Cappellanti (1991) (20) Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Corporate Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Real Estate Law

* Michael T. Cimino (2009) Mining Law, Natural Resources Law

* Stephen R. Crislip (2003) Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

* William F. Dobbs, Jr. (1989) (20) Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions

* Charles D. Dunbar (1995) (10) Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation - Banking & Finance

* Alvin L. Emch (2003) Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

* Michael Fisher (2011) Criminal Defense: White-Collar

* David M. Flannery (1989) (20) Energy Law, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental, Natural Resources Law, Water Law

* Robert D. Fluharty (2001) (10) Energy Law, Mining Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil & Gas Law, Real Estate Law

* Michael D. Foster (1989) (20) Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

* Blair M. Gardner (2009) Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental, Mining Law, Natural Resources Law, Water Law

* Samme L. Gee (2003) Corporate Law, Project Finance Law, Public Finance Law

* Gary W. Hart (2008) Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

* Timothy E. Huffman (1995) (10) Administrative / Regulatory Law, Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

* Thomas J. Hurney, Jr. (2005) Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

* Barbara D. Little (1995) (10) Environmental Law

* Charles W. Loeb, Jr. (2005) Corporate Law, Energy Law, Mining Law

* Elizabeth O. Lord (1999) (10) Corporate Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation

* Erin E. Magee (2008) Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation - Labor & Employment

* John A. Mairs (2008) Tax Law

* J. Rudy Martin (2006) Arbitration, Insurance Law, International Arbitration – Commercial, International Arbitration – Governmental
Mediation

* L. Jill McIntyre (2010) Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law, Legal Malpractice Law

* Thomas N. McJunkin (1995) (10) Energy Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil & Gas Law

* Robert G. McLusky (1993) (10) Energy Law, Litigation – Environmental, Mining Law, Natural Resources Law

* J. Philip Melick (2011) Administrative / Regulatory Law

* Ann B. Rembrandt (2007) Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

* Albert F. Sebok (2005) Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation - Labor & Employment, Mining Law

* Douglas A. Smoot (2006) Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

* James R. Snyder (1995) (10) Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental, Mining Law

* Louis S. Southworth II (1993) (10) Corporate Law, Government Relations Practice, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Tax Law

* Daniel L. Stickler (2001) (10) Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Mining Law, Personal Injury Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

* Brian Swiger (2011) Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

* Pamela Dawn Tarr (2011) Personal Injury Litigation

* Kenneth E. Tawney (2007) Energy Law, Oil & Gas Law

* James W. Thomas (2005) Health Care Law

* Robert G. Tweel (2008) Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Tax Law

* Michael B. Victorson (2006) Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Environmental, Mass Tort Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

* Roger A. Wolfe (1995) (10) Employment Law – Management, Labor Law - Management

Clarksburg office

* Marcia A. Broughton (2005) Litigation - Trusts & Estates, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates

Martinsburg office

* Robert E. Glenn IV (2007) Real Estate Law

* E. Leslie Hoffman (2005) Criminal Defense: White-Collar

* William J. Powell (2001) (10) Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Morgantown office

* Stephen M. LaCagnin (2003) Commercial Litigation, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

* William S. Mattingly (2005) Workers' Compensation Law – Employers

* George E. Roeder III (1995) (10) Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

* Kathy L. Snyder (2008) Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

* Taunja Willis-Miller (1999) (10) Health Care Law, Public Finance Law

Wheeling office

* Larry W. Blalock (2003) Employment Law – Management, Litigation - Labor & Employment

* Lucinda L. Fluharty (2010) Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

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