Elizabeth A. Amandus

BIOGRAPHY
Phone: (304) 340-1090 | Fax: (304) 340-1080 | Email: eamandus@jacksonkelly.com
500 Lee Street East, Suite 1600, Charleston, WV 25301-3202


Elizabeth A. Amandus is a Member in the Commercial Law Practice Group in the Firm’s Charleston, West Virginia, office. Ms. Amandus' practice is primarily comprised of commercial and administrative litigation, including representing debtors and creditors in commercial bankruptcy proceedings. She has represented creditors' interests before bankruptcy courts across the country, including West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri and Delaware. Ms. Amandus also represents utility clients in administrative litigation before the Public Service Commission of West Virginia (“PSC”) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”). Additionally, Ms. Amandus also serves as the Firm's co-counsel representing the Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority, a public agency that the Firm has represented since its creation in the 1970s.

Ms. Amandus' bankruptcy experience includes filing and litigating proofs of claim, reconciling claims on behalf of the estate, purchasing or selling estate property, litigating the rejection of executory contracts and unexpired leases, litigating complex removal and abstention/remand issues and drafting Chapter 11 plans and disclosure statements. Ms. Amandus has also assisted clients with public and private dispositions of collateral.

Ms. Amandus has represented public utilities, intrastate pipelines, motor carriers and electric wholesale generators before the PSC in affiliate transactions, asset sales and purchases, mergers and acquisitions, certificates of public convenience and necessity, rate cases, complaint cases, territorial disputes and general investigations. She obtained PSC approval for the state’s first natural gas vehicle tariff and was deeply involved in the PSC’s development of rules governing reliability standards for electric utilities. Ms. Amandus has also represented natural gas clients litigating complaints, applications for declaratory orders, and protests of rate adjustment proceedings before the FERC.

In connection with her civil litigation experience, Ms. Amandus has argued before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia and has helped manage large-scale discovery projects.

Ms. Amandus also has experience assisting with a variety of commercial transactions, including asset purchases, mergers and acquisitions, commercial loans and several tax-exempt bond financings for public and private colleges and universities in West Virginia.

Ms. Amandus serves on the Board of Directors for Daymark, Inc., an organization committed to providing residential, crisis support, independent living, outreach, education and support services to troubled youth.

 
Legal Experience
 
2009 - PresentJackson Kelly PLLC
2008Jackson Kelly PLLC, Summer Associate
2007Lawyers for Children America, Legal Intern
2006West Virginia Legislature, Clerk of Senate Judiciary Committee
2005Connecticut General Assembly, Intern for Senator John A. Kissel
 
Education
 
2009J.D.The University of Connecticut School of Law (Law and Public Policy)
2006B.S.Southern Connecticut State University (Political Science)
 
Bar Admissions
 
2009West Virginia
 
Court Admissions
 
2016U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of West Virginia
2013U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of West Virginia
2013U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
2009West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
2009U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia

Professional Involvement:
  • West Virginia State Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

Community:
  • Daymark, Inc., Board of Directors, 2015
  • Education Elevators, 2009-2011, 2015
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