Justin M. Harrison

Phone: (304) 340-1358 | Fax: (304) 340-1080 | Email: justin.harrison@jacksonkelly.com
500 Lee Street East, Suite 1600, Charleston, WV 25301-3202

Justin M. Harrison is a Member of the Firm practicing with the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the Charleston, West Virginia, office. He focuses his practice on employment litigation, including discrimination and retaliation claims, as well as human resources counseling, wage and hour claims, and traditional labor law.

Mr. Harrison represents clients in the banking, energy, healthcare and manufacturing sectors. He assists clients during union-organizing campaigns, contract negotiations, the grievance and arbitration process. Mr. Harrison frequently provides training to clients to help avoid potential litigation.

Mr. Harrison graduated from West Virginia University with both a Bachelor of Arts (1997) degree and a Master of Arts (1999) degree in political science. He then earned his Juris Doctor from West Virginia University College of Law in 2002.

Legal Experience
2018 - PresentJackson Kelly PLLC
2002 - 2018Bowles Rice LLP, Partner
2002J.D.West Virginia University College of Law
1999M.A.West Virginia University (Political Science)
1997B.A.West Virginia University (Political Science)
Bar Admissions
2002West Virginia
Court Admissions
2002West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia

Professional Involvement:
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • American Employment Law Council

  • Habitat for Humanity, Vice President

Teaching and Lecturing:
  • Co-presenter with Mark H. Dellinger, "Latest Changes in Employment Law," 15th Annual AlignHR Hot Topics Conference, Embassy Suites, Charleston, West Virginia, May 3, 2017
  • Presenter, "Dealing with Difficult Employees and the Patient Safety Act," Flatwoods, West Virginia, Sept. 15, 2016
  • Presenter, "West Virginia Patient Safety Act," South Charleston, West Virginia, July 26, 2016
  • Presenter, "The West Virginia Patient Safety Act - Managing Employee Performance While Minimizing Liability Risk," Holiday Inn, Charleston Convention Center, South Charleston, West Virginia, July 26, 2016
  • Presenter, "Conducting Performance Evaluations and Using the Results," St. Clairsville, Ohio, June 9, 2016

Writings and Publications:
  • Author, "The EEOC Wants Your Compensation Data," West Virginia Banker magazine, Spring 2016
  • Author, "The Pitfalls of Social Networking for Employers:  Why Employers Should Have Social Networking Policies," West Virginia Banker magazine, Fall 2011

Awards and Honors:
  • Named in the 2017 edition of West Virginia Super Lawyers® for Employment Litigation: Defense Law
  • Ranked in Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business among "Leaders in their Field" in the area of Labor & Employment in West Virginia, 2016
  • Named in the 2013-2016 editions of West Virginia Super Lawyers® Rising Stars for Employment Law and Litigation Law
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