CHARLESTON -- Jackson Kelly is pleased to announce that 24 of the firm's West Virginia lawyers have been selected for inclusion on the West Virginia Super Lawyers 2010 list and eight others were chosen for the West Virginia Rising Stars 2010 list.

Those selected for inclusion on the West Virginia Super Lawyers 2010 list from the Charleston office are:

* Rob J. Aliff (Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice),

* Gretchen M. Callas (Civil Litigation Defense),

* Ellen S. Cappellanti (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights),

* Stephen R. Crislip (Professional Liability: Defense),

* Charles D. Dunbar (Banking),

* A.L. Emch (Civil Litigation Defense),

* Robert D. Fluharty (Real Estate),

* Samme L. Gee (Mergers & Acquisitions),

* Thomas J. Hurney Jr. (Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice),

* Erin E. Magee (Employment & Labor),

* Rudy J. Martin (Alternative Dispute Resolution),

* Robert G. McLusky (Environmental),

* Albert F. Sebok (Employment & Labor),

* James R. Snyder (Environmental),

* Louis S. Southworth (Mergers & Acquisitions),

* Daniel L. Stickler (Energy & Natural Resources),

* James W. Thomas (Health Care),

* Michael B. Victorson (Personal Injury Defense: Products),

* Roger A. Wolfe (Employment & Labor).

Those selected for inclusion on the West Virginia Super Lawyers 2010 list from the Clarksburg office are:

* Marcia A. Broughton (Estate Planning & Probate),

* Thomas G. Freeman II (Estate Planning & Probate).

Those selected for inclusion on the West Virginia Super Lawyers 2010 list from the Morgantown office are:

* Stephen M. LaCagnin (Employment & Labor),

* William S. Mattingly (Workers' Compensation),

* Kathy L. Snyder (Workers' Compensation).

In selecting attorneys for Super Lawyers, Law & Politics employs a multiphase process whereas peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource to assist attorneys and consumers in the search for legal counsel.

Those chosen for the West Virginia Rising Stars 2010 list from the Charleston office are:

* Jessica R. Alsop (Mergers & Acquisitions),

* Jonathan L. Anderson (General Litigation),

* Jennifer M. Mankins (Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice),

* Matthew A. Nelson (Civil Litigation Defense),

* Erin R. Stankewicz (Employment & Labor),

* Ryan S. White (Bonds/Government Finance)

Those chosen for the West Virginia Rising Stars 2010 list from the Morgantown office are:

* Wendy Adkins (Workers' Compensation),

* Parween S. Mascari (Business Litigation)

The selection process for Rising Stars is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process except that: to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less and candidates for Rising Stars do not go through peer evaluation by practice area.

Only up to five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers and no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.

Jackson Kelly represents 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 West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Colorado and the District of Columbia.

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