PERSONNEL FILE: Jackson Kelly lawyers, practices recognized by Chambers USA

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 26, 2008

CHARLESTON -- Jackson Kelly is pleased to announce that 15 of the firm's West Virginia lawyers have been ranked as leaders in their field in the Chambers USA 2008 Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers.

"We are privileged to have such an outstanding group of attorneys at Jackson Kelly. The work and dedication of all of our attorneys is exemplified in this list by Chambers and Partners," said Mike Foster, Managing Member of the firm.

Chambers also ranked four of the firm's practice areas number 1 in West Virginia. They are: Corporate/Commercial Law, Real Estate, General Commercial Litigation, and Natural Resources.

The lawyers recognized in the Chambers USA 2008 Guide are:

* Ellen Cappellanti (Corporate/Commercial)

* Elizabeth Lord (Corporate/Commercial)

* Charles Dunbar (Banking & Finance)

* Louis S. Southworth II (Tax)

* Robert Tweel (Tax)

* Cheryl Ledbetter (Labor & Employment)

* Erin E. Magee (Labor & Employment)

* Roger Wolfe (Labor & Employment)

* A.L. Emch (Litigation)

* Daniel Stickler (Litigation)

* Stephen LaCagnin (Litigation)

* Thomas J. Hurney, Jr. (Healthcare Litigation)

* Robert G. McLusky (Natural Resources- Environment)

* Charles W. Loeb, Jr. (Real Estate)

* Robert Fluharty (Real Estate)

The rankings are based upon the recommendations of clients and lawyers throughout the United States. Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked on a scale of 1-6, with an additional ranking awarded to those considered up and coming, and for lawyers with exceptional recommendations in their field.

Attorneys are ranked on qualities such as technical ability, professional conduct, commitment, client service and commercial awareness. Chambers and Partners, based in London, produces the annual Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers.

Top firms and top attorneys are ranked and their merits described -- usually in the words of clients the publisher has interviewed. For more information, visit

Jackson Kelly represents global corporations, national companies, small businesses, and entrepreneurs. Founded in 1822, the firm has grown to 165 lawyers practicing out of 10 offices in West Virginia, Kentucky, Colorado, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

For more information, visit the firm's Web site at

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