CHARLESTON -– Jackson Kelly attorney Ellen S. Cappellanti will be honored with the Justitia Officium Award during the West Virginia University College of Law graduation ceremony May 12.

The award is presented annually and recognizes outstanding contributions and service to the legal profession and is the highest honor the College of Law bestows upon an individual.

Cappellanti is the Leader of Jackson Kelly's Corporate and Business Practice Group and recently completed a term as the Vice Chair of the firm's Executive Committee. She received her undergraduate and law degrees from WVU.

In addition to the Justitia Officium Award, Cappellanti is a past recipient of the YWCA of Charleston Women of Achievement Award and the WVU College of Law Women's Law Caucus Distinguished Women in the Law Award. She has served as a member of the WVU Board of Governors since 2007.

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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