Melissa M. Stickler

Phone: (304) 340-1398 | Fax: (304) 340-1044 | Email:
500 Lee Street East, Suite 1600, Charleston, WV 25301-3202

Melissa M. Stickler is a Member in the Firm's Charleston, West Virginia, office where her primary practice is concentrated in the area of Litigation and Occupational Safety and Health matters. Her practice focuses on the representation of companies in enforcement actions brought by the Mine Safety and Health Administration. She has represented companies before the West Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission, the Workers' Compensation Office of Judges, the Workers' Compensation Board of Review and the Supreme Court of Appeals. She has also represented the Firm's clients in Federal Black Lung claims and has acted as defense counsel in numerous criminal matters in State and Federal court.

Ms. Stickler received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from West Virginia University in 1988. Thereafter, she received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the West Virginia University College of Law in 1991, graduating Order of the Barristers.

Ms. Stickler is active in the community and has volunteered time with the Read Aloud Program, the Boy Scouts, the West Virginia Chapter of the American Lung Association and serves as the Commissioner of the Fort Hill Football League.

Legal Experience
1992 - PresentJackson Kelly PLLC
1991Assistant Attorney General, WV Attorney General
1991J.D.West Virginia University College of Law
1988B.A.West Virginia University (Psychology)
Bar Admissions
1991West Virginia
Court Admissions
1991U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
1991U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Professional Involvement:
  • West Virginia State Bar Association
  • Kanawha County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Writings and Publications:
  • Contributor to West Virginia Law News

Awards and Honors:
  • Order of the Barristers
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