Francesca Tan

Phone: (304) 284-4112 | Fax: (304) 284-4156 | Email:
150 Clay Street, Suite 500, Morgantown, WV 26501

Francesca Tan is Counsel in the Firm's Administrative Practice Group. Her practice focuses on the defense of Federal Black Lung claims before the United States Department of Labor.  In defending such claims, she regularly appears before the Department of Labor's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Office of Administrative Law Judges and the Benefits Review Board.

Ms. Tan graduated magna cum laude from West Virginia University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in international studies in 1984. She received her Juris Doctor from West Virginia University College of Law in 1988 and her LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center in 1991.

Ms. Tan is a member of the West Virginia State Bar.

Legal Experience
1999 - PresentJackson Kelly PLLC
1988 - 1999 Steptoe & Johnson
1991LL.M.Georgetown University Law Center (Taxation)
1988J.D.West Virginia University College of Law
1984B.A.West Virginia University (International Studies)
Bar Admissions
1988West Virginia
Court Admissions
2007U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
1988West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
1988U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
1988U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia

Professional Involvement:
  • West Virginia State Bar

Teaching and Lecturing:
  • National Business Institute Seminar, Limited Liability Companies, Charleston, West Virginia, 1995

Writings and Publications:
  • Case Comment, "Cook v. Heck's: Erosion of Employment at Will in West Virginia," 89 West Virginia Law Review 379, 1987
  • Senior Manuscript Editor, West Virginia Law Review

Awards and Honors:
  • Patrick Duffy Koontz Prize for Outstanding Scholarship, Character and Leadership, 1988
  • Outstanding Contribution Award, West Virginia Law Review, 1988
  • Steptoe & Johnson Scholarship, 1986-88
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1984
  • Magna Cum Laude, 1984
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