Elizabeth B. Elmore

Phone: (304) 340-1258 | Fax: (304) 340-1080 | Email: ebelmore@jacksonkelly.com
500 Lee Street East, Suite 1600, Charleston, WV 25301-3202

Elizabeth B. Elmore is a Member of the Firm and the Commercial Law Practice Group. She is also Leader of the Firm's Oil and Gas Industry Group. With more than 20 years of legal experience, including several years as in-house counsel for an oil and gas production company, Ms. Elmore focuses her practice on energy law, representing both large and small oil and gas producers. She is a frequent speaker on issues related to oil and gas.

Specific examples of Ms. Elmore’s experience include:

  • Overseeing acquisition due diligence and title projects in West Virginia and Ohio
  • Advising oil and gas producers on title and curative issues
  • Advising clients on royalty calculation issues in the Appalachian Basin
  • Drafting and reviewing oil and gas agreements - joint ventures, exploration agreements, joint operating agreements, farm-outs, leases, subleases, deeds, rights of ways, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
  • Advising clients on permitting for oil and gas wells and pipeline systems

Prior to joining Jackson Kelly, Ms. Elmore served as General Counsel and Land Manager for Reed Brothers Limited Partnership, an oil and gas company based in Charleston, West Virginia. She was also the Managing Partner of Elmore and Elmore.

Ms. Elmore received her Bachelor of Arts in politics, summa cum laude, from Converse College in 1989 and her Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, f rom Washington and Lee University School of  Law in 1992. She is licensed to practice law in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.


Legal Experience
2014 - PresentJackson Kelly PLLC
2012 - 2014Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, Of Counsel
2007 - 2012Reed Brothers, LP, General Counsel/Land Manager
1998 - 2007Elmore and Elmore, Managing Partner
1995 - 1997Lane Law Firm, Associate
1992 - 1995Bowles Rice McDavid Graff & Love, Associate
1992J.D.Washington and Lee University School of Law (summa cum laude)
1989B.A.Converse College (Politics)
Bar Admissions
1992West Virginia
Court Admissions
2014Supreme Court of Ohio
1992U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
1992West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals

Professional Involvement:
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • American Association of Professional Landmen, Associate Member
  • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, Member

  • Christ Church United Methodist, Trustee

Teaching and Lecturing:
  • Speaker, "Can I Hop in Your Pool? — A Discussion of West Virginia's Recent Pooling Legislation," West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants Annual Meeting, The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, June 17, 2015
  • Speaker, Multiple Speaking Engagements to Industry Groups on Matters Relating to Energy Law

Awards and Honors:
  • Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for Oil and Gas Law, 2018
  • Order of the Coif
  • American Jurisprudence Awards in Federal Income Taxation and Decedents Estate and Trusts
  • Williams E. Hayne Memorial Honor Scholarship
  • Virginia Turner Self Honor Scholarship
  • Outstanding Senior Politics Award
  • Head Marshal for College of Arts and Sciences
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