Erin R. Stankewicz

Phone: (304) 233-4000 | Fax: (304) 233-4077 | Email:
1144 Market Street, Suite 400, Wheeling, WV 26003

Erin R. Stankewicz is a Member of the Firm's Litigation Practice Group and has extensive experience representing energy companies in mass tort cases, as well as other complex litigation.

Ms. Stankewicz has been admitted to the West Virginia Bar, the Pennsylvania Bar, the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. Ms. Stankewicz received her Juris Doctor from the Duquesne University School of Law in June 2006. While in law school, Ms. Stankewicz served as senior staff for the Business Law Journal and was a full-time student while maintaining full-time professional employment. Ms. Stankewicz also served as an intern with the Honorable Mary Jane Bowes.

Ms. Stankewicz received an Associate degree in specialized business from the Western School of Health & Business Careers. She graduated in 2000 with a 4.0 GPA. In 2002, Ms. Stankewicz graduated magna cum laude from Point Park College with a Bachelor of Arts in legal studies.

Ms. Stankewicz is active in civic activities.  She currently is on the committee for the Jackson Kelly Education Elevators Program and volunteers as an "Elevator" at an intercity elementary school, Piedmont Elementary.

Legal Experience
2006 - PresentJackson Kelly PLLC
2005Superior Court of Pennsylvania, Internship with The Honorable Mary Jane Bowes
Professional Experience
2004 - 2005Hull McGuire PC, Paralegal
2000 - 2004, 2005 - 2006Robert Peirce & Associates, Litigation Paralegal/Law Clerk
2006J.D.Duquesne University School of Law
2002 B.A. Point Park College (Legal Studies)
2000A.A.Western School of Health & Business Careers (Specialized Business)
Bar Admissions
2006West Virginia
Court Admissions
2014U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
2006U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
2006U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Professional Involvement:
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, 2006-present
    • Chair of Young Lawyers Committee, 2010-present
    • Co-Chair of Young Lawyers Committee, 2008-2009
    • Young Lawyers Committee, 2007-present
  • DRI, 2006-present
  • Kanawha County Bar Association, 2006-present 
  • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, 2006-present

  • Youth in Government (mock trial participant)

Teaching and Lecturing:
  • Presenter, "Well Water Wars," 2013 Joint Spring Meeting of West Virginia Coal Mining Institute and West Virginia Coal Association, The Resort at Glade Springs, Daniels, West Virginia, May 2013
  • Speaker (with Jill McIntyre), "Ethical Duties of An Attorney In E-Discovery," Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, Oct. 28, 2008
  • Panel member, "Choosing a Career in Energy and Mineral Law," Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia, Oct. 6, 2008
  • Panel member, "Choosing a Career in Energy and Mineral Law," Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sept. 27, 2007


Writings and Publications:
  • Author, "Water Woes," Coal USA Magazine, June 2013
  • Author, "Covenants Not to Compete in West Virginia," Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, Winter 2008

Awards and Honors:
  • Named in the 2012-2017 editions of West Virginia Super Lawyers® Rising Stars for General Litigation Law
  • Senior Staff, Business Law Journal
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