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Twenty-Six Jackson Kelly Attorneys Named to 2022 West Virginia Super Lawyers or Rising Stars Lists

May 6, 2022

Jackson Kelly PLLC announces that 26 of the Firm’s attorneys have been named 2022 West Virginia Super Lawyers or Rising Stars, which recognizes lawyers who have achieved a significant level of peer recognition and professional achievement. Thomas J. Hurney, Jr. and Ellen S. Cappellanti ranked in the Top 10 of all attorneys recognized in West Virginia. Al F. Sebok was listed for the 10th year. 

“Our attorneys work diligently to serve our clients, and this is a wonderful recognition of their dedication. I am honored to work with some of the highest-ranking lawyers in the state and am proud of all 26 West Virginia attorneys recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars,” said Firm Managing Member, Ellen S. Cappellanti.

The attorneys recognized as West Virginia Super Lawyers, organized by Firm office, and their recognized practice areas are as follows:



•    Marcia A. Broughton, of Counsel (Estate Planning & Probate)


•    Robby J. Aliff, Member (Medical Malpractice: Defense)

•    Ellen S. Cappellanti, Member (Business & Corporate)

•    Michael T. Cimino, Member (General Litigation)

•    Stephen R. Crislip, Of Counsel (Professional Liability: Defense)

•    Mark H. Dellinger, Member (Employment & Labor)

•    A.L. Emch, Of Counsel (Civil Litigation: Defense)

•    Jill E. Hall, Member (Employment & Labor)

•    Thomas J. Hurney Jr., Member (Business Litigation)

•    Robert G. McLusky, Member (Environmental)

•    Al Sebok, Member (Civil Litigation: Defense)

•    Kenneth E. Tawney, Of Counsel (Energy & Natural Resources)

•    Michael B. Victorson, Member (Product Liability: Defense)

•    Danielle Waltz, Member (Government Relations)

•    Roger A. Wolfe, Of Counsel (Employment & Labor)


•    Susan R. Snowden, Member (Insurance Coverage)


•    Stephen M. LaCagnin, Of Counsel (Employment & Labor)

•    Kathy L. Snyder, Member (Workers' Compensation)


The attorneys recognized as West Virginia Rising Stars, organized by Firm office, and their recognized practice areas are as follows:


•    Trinity J. Gray, Associate (Tax)

•    Candice M. Harlow, Member (Medical Malpractice: Defense)

•    Grace E. Hurney, Member (Employment & Labor)

•    Alexandra M. Kitts, Member (Medical Malpractice: Defense)

•    Sarah A. Phipps, Associate (Civil Litigation: Defense)

•    Nicklaus A. Presley, Member (Utilities)


•    Dale H. Harrison, Counsel (Energy & Resources)

•    Brian P. Jett, Member (Real Estate)


Only the top 5 percent of lawyers in West Virginia are named Super Lawyers. No more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state are selected as Rising Stars, who must be 40 years old or younger or have been in practice for 10 or fewer years. Published by Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers uses independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations to determine the honorees. The Super Lawyers and Risings Stars lists are published in the Virginia & West Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine. Super Lawyers lists in all states and regions and is distributed to attorneys and ABA-accredited law school libraries.


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