Martha M. Nepa Hall

Phone: (304) 284-4115 | Fax: (304) 284-4140 | Email:
150 Clay Street, Suite 500, Morgantown, WV 26501
500 Lee Street East, Suite 1600, Charleston, WV 25301-3202

Martha M. Nepa Hall is Counsel in the Firm's Tax Practice Group practicing in estate and tax planning. Ms. Hall has been admitted to the West Virginia Bar, the Pennsylvania Bar, U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the West Virginia State Bar Probate Law Committee.

Ms. Hall is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Prior to attending law school, she practiced for eighteen years as a Certified Public Accountant in the tax departments of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP and Arthur Andersen & Co. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her primary practice areas as a Certified Public Accountant were estate planning and taxation relating to individuals, estates, trusts and charitable organizations.

Ms. Hall graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and business administration, and she obtained her Master of Professional Accountancy from West Virginia University. In 2002, she received her Juris Doctor from the West Virginia University College of Law, where she was elected to Order of the Coif and served as an editor for the West Virginia Law Review.
Legal Experience
2009 - PresentJackson Kelly PLLC
2007 - 2009K&L Gates LLP
2002 - 2007Jackson Kelly PLLC
Professional Experience
1981 - PresentCertified Public Accountant, licensed in WV and PA
2002J.D.West Virginia University College of Law
1980M.P.A.West Virginia University (Accounting)
1979B.S.Vanderbilt University (Business Administration & Mathematics)
Bar Admissions
2002West Virginia
Court Admissions
2007Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
2006United States Tax Court
2002West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
2002U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia

Professional Involvement:
  • West Virginia State Bar Probate Law Committee
  • West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Teaching and Lecturing:
  • Adjunct Lecturer in Wealth Transfers and Partnership Taxation, WVU College of Law 2006, 2005, 2004
  • National Business Institute Programs 2005, 2004, 2003
  • Western Pennsylvania Tax Conference, 2000

Writings and Publications:
  • "The Impact of Revised UCC Article 9 on the Law of Secured Transactions in West Virginia," 104 W.Va. L. Rev. 167, 2001

Awards and Honors:
  • Order of the Coif
  • Patrick Duffy Koontz Leadership Award
  • West Virginia Law Review
  • Phi Beta Kappa
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