CHARLESTON -– The 18th edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a peer-review publication in the legal profession ("Best Lawyers"), has named 11 Jackson Kelly PLLC lawyers as Best Lawyers' 2012 Lawyers of the Year.

Notably, only a single lawyer in each area of practice in each community is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year."

The following is a comprehensive list of Jackson Kelly honorees:

* Marcia A. Broughton - Best Lawyers' 2012 Morgantown, W.Va. Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year.

* Ellen S. Cappellanti - Best Lawyers' 2012 Charleston, W.Va. Litigation – Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year.

* Stephen R. Crislip - Best Lawyers' 2012 Charleston, W.Va. Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Lawyer of the Year.

* Charles D. Dunbar – Best Lawyers' 2012 Charleston, W.Va. Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year.

* David M. Flannery – Best Lawyers' 2012 Charleston, W.Va. Energy Law Lawyer of the Year.

* Timothy E. Huffman - Best Lawyers' 2012 Charleston, W.Va. Workers' Compensation Law – Employers Lawyer of the Year.

* Thomas J. Hurney, Jr. - Best Lawyers' 2012 Charleston, W.Va. Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants Lawyer of the Year.

* Robert G. McLusky - Best Lawyers' 2012 Charleston, W.Va. Litigation - Environmental Lawyer of the Year.

* R. Henry Moore – Best Lawyers' 2012 Pittsburgh, Pa. Mining Law Lawyer of the Year and 2012 Pittsburgh, Pa. Natural Resources Law Lawyer of the Year.

* George E. Roeder III – Best Lawyers' 2012 Morgantown, W.Va. Workers' Compensation Law – Employers Lawyer of the Year.

* Michael B. Victorson – Best Lawyers' 2012 Charleston, W.Va. Mass Tort Litigation Lawyer of the Year.

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers The current, 18th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2012) is based on more than 3.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. The lawyers being honored as "Lawyers of the Year" have received particularly high ratings in our surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

Jackson Kelly is a national law firm representing 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, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

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