CHARLESTON -– Jackson Kelly has announced the opening of a new office in Canton, Ohio, to provide additional service to the firm's growing energy practice.
Jackson Kelly has previously been recognized as having the second largest energy practice in the country for firms with 100 or more lawyers. The office will be initially staffed by attorneys originally from the firm's Charleston and Wheeling, W.Va., and Pittsburgh, Pa., offices.
Jackson Kelly CEO Michael D. Foster said that the firm's expansion is in response to continued client needs. The firm currently has offices throughout Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
"Our new Canton office allows Jackson Kelly to provide a full range of legal services to our clients who have assets and interests in Ohio - a state that has a significant future ahead of it through the development of the Utica Shale," he said.
Foster went on to say that the Canton office further solidifies Jackson Kelly's practice within the oil and gas industry. The firm is actively engaged with clients on mergers and acquisitions, leasing, title work, production and development, marketing, processing, gathering, intrastate and interstate transportation and distribution. In addition, Foster said that attorneys at the firm have represented clients before numerous state regulatory agencies, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Department of the Interior (including the Minerals Management Service, Interior Board of Land Appeals and Bureau of Land Management) and state and federal courts.
The Canton office marks Jackson Kelly's third new office in three years. The firm opened an Indianapolis, Indiana, office in July 2010 and an Evansville, Indiana, office in June 2011.
Jackson Kelly is a national firm and is among the 250 largest law firms in the United States. It represents global corporations, national and regional companies and individual entrepreneurs in legal matters involving environmental, energy, business, labor and employment, federal and state workers' compensation, civil litigation and occupational safety and health. The firm has offices in Colorado, the District of Columbia, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.