CHARLESTON – Jackson Kelly PLLC is pleased to announce that Thomas J. Hurney, Jr. and William J. Powell were recently nominated to become Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.
Membership in this foundation is limited to less than one percent of lawyers admitted to practice in each jurisdiction of the United States. The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation is an honorary organization of lawyers, judges, law faculty and legal scholars who have been selected by their peers to become members of The Fellows because of their outstanding achievements in the legal profession.
Hurney handles the litigation and trial of cases involving serious personal injury and wrongful death. His practice includes industrial-related injuries and exposures, medical professional liability, products liability and pharmaceuticals, including class and mass tort actions.
Hurney is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and an Advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has practiced with Jackson Kelly for thirty years since graduating from the University of Dayton School of Law and manages the firm’s Health Care & Finance Group.
Powell focuses his practice on the defense of civil litigation and white‑collar criminal matters. He manages the Martinsburg office, where he practices in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group and the Government Contracts and Investigations Practice Group.
Powell is a member of the American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, Association of Defense Trial Attorneys and the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia. He received his Juris Doctor from West Virginia University College of Law, where he served on the Editorial Board of the West Virginia Law Review.
The American Bar Foundation is the nation's leading research institute for the empirical study of law. The Foundation is committed to broad dissemination of research findings to the organized bar, scholars and the public. The results are published in a wide range of forums, including leading academic journals, law reviews and the academic and commercial presses.
Jackson Kelly PLLC is a national law firm representing leading 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, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.