CHARLESTON – Jackson Kelly PLLC was named the 2015 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Law Firm of the Year” for Mining Law.


Jackson Kelly was the first law firm to ever receive this honor by being named “Law Firm of the Year” in U.S. News – Best Lawyers 2011-2012.


Only one law firm may be named “Law Firm of the Year” in each of 87 practice areas in the United States, making this award a particularly significant achievement.

Law firms receiving the “Law Firm of the Year” designation have an impressive overall performance in a particular practice area, representing a significant showing in the 2015 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” initiative.

Nine Jackson Kelly attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” in Mining Law earlier this year. Jackson Kelly received this award based on a combination of factors including high performance on client surveys and feedback from attorneys in other firms in the same practice areas.

Additionally, Jackson Kelly received national, first-tier rankings in Mining Law and Natural Resources Law in the U.S. News and World Report - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” for 2015. The Firm was also ranked nationally, Tier 3, as a “Best Law Firm” in Energy Law.

Overall, Jackson Kelly was ranked in 77 categories at the national and metropolitan levels. Earlier this year 65 attorneys achieved 142 placements across 54 practice areas in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers in that particular practice area and metro region.

In addition to its national practice rankings, Jackson Kelly received high rankings at the Metropolitan level as well. The Firm was ranked Tier 1 in 40 practice areas in Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Jackson Kelly was ranked Tier 1 in Akron, Ohio, in one practice area:


  • Litigation – Construction


In Charleston, the firm was ranked Tier 1 in 37 practice areas.

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law

  • Arbitration

  • Banking and Finance Law

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Corporate Compliance Law

  • Corporate Law

  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

  • Employment Law - Management

  • Energy Law

  • Environmental Law

  • Financial Services Regulation Law

  • Government Relations Practice

  • Health Care Law

  • Labor Law - Management

  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants

  • Litigation - Banking & Finance

  • Litigation - Bankruptcy

  • Litigation - Environmental

  • Litigation - Labor & Employment

  • Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

  • Mediation

  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law

  • Mining Law

  • Natural Resources Law

  • Oil & Gas Law

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

  • Public Finance Law

  • Securities / Capital Markets Law

  • Securities Regulation

  • Tax Law

  • Water Law

  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers


The firm’s Denver, Colorado, office received Tier 1 rankings in two practice areas:

•        Energy Law

•        Mining Law

Jackson Kelly received Tier 1 rankings in four practice areas for the Lexington, Ky., office:

  • Construction Law

  • Environmental Law

  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants


Jackson Kelly’s Morgantown office ranked Tier 1 in nine practice areas:

•        Commercial Litigation

•        Criminal Defense: White-Collar

•        Employment Law - Management

•        Labor Law - Management

•        Litigation - Labor & Employment

•        Public Finance Law

•        Tax Law

•        Trusts & Estates Law

•        Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

The firm’s Pittsburgh office received Tier 1 rankings in two practice areas:

•        Mining Law

•        Natural Resources Law

In Tier 2, the firm’s Akron, Ohio, office ranked in one practice area:

•        Commercial Litigation

For Tier 2 in the Charleston office, the firm ranked in eight practice areas:

•        Copyright Law

•        Corporate Governance Law

•        Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law

•        Insurance Law

•        International Arbitration - Commercial

•        International Arbitration - Governmental

•        Project Finance Law

•        Real Estate Law

The firm’s Denver office received Tier 2 rankings in two practice areas:

•        Government Relations Practice

•        Natural Resources Law

Jackson Kelly’s Lexington, Ky., office received Tier 2 rankings in three practice areas:

•        Health Care Law

•        Litigation - Construction

•        Tax Law

In Tier 2, the firm’s Morgantown office ranked in three practice areas:

•        Health Care Law

•        Litigation - Trusts & Estates

•        Real Estate Law

The firm ranked Tier 3 for one practice area in the Lexington, Ky., office:

•        Commercial Litigation

In Tier 3, the firm’s Morgantown office ranked in one practice area:

•        Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Jackson Kelly is a national law firm with more than 200 attorneys located in 12 offices throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Colorado and the District of Columbia.

 




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