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Compton Brings Experience and Depth to Evansville

October 28, 2015

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – October 29, 2015 – Jackson Kelly is pleased to welcome Charles A. Compton, former Senior Vice President and General Counsel of White Oak Resources LLC, to its Evansville, Indiana, office. Compton will focus his practice in the areas of commercial and corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and natural resources.

Compton is returning to private practice after spending four years as General Counsel to White Oak Resources. Prior to joining White Oak, Compton was in private practice for two decades.  His practice focused on mergers & acquisitions, commercial and real estate transactions, finance and mineral law.  In addition to his client work, Compton has provided leadership to the coal industry as a principal and contributing drafter of industry-related Indiana legislation and has represented the Indiana Coal Council as amicus curiae before the Indiana Court of Appeals. Compton is also a Trustee of the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation.

Upon joining Jackson Kelly, Compton states “Jackson Kelly has nationally recognized practices in several disciplines, and that is certainly the case with its energy practice.  I look forward to helping Jackson Kelly’s clients navigate the headwinds and take advantage of the opportunities presented by these unprecedented times in the energy industry.  At the same time, Jackson Kelly has one of the largest full service practices in Evansville.  It is exciting to be part of that dynamic; marrying a broad local presence with the firm-wide resources, capabilities and experience in all areas housed in a firm of Jackson Kelly’s size.”

Jackson Kelly CEO, Ellen Cappellanti, applauded the hire of Compton recalling that the Firm first entered the Evansville market in 2011, initially to serve its growing energy practice. Since that time, the Firm has expanded significantly in Evansville, with now over twenty attorneys who provide a full range of business, litigation, employment and other services to several of the region’s leading businesses.

Marc Fine, Managing Member of the Evansville office, concurred.  “I have known Charles for many years, and he is an excellent lawyer.  We are excited to add him as part of the team.”

Client Focus, Industry Insight, National Reputation. Jackson Kelly PLLC is a national law firm with more than 175 attorneys located in twelve offices throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Colorado and the District of Columbia. With a focus on companies working in and around the energy industry, the Firm works with its clients to help resolve their operating challenges by teaming to develop and implement strategies that minimize risks, quickly and effectively. Focusing on clients' industry-specific needs, the Firm serves a wide variety of corporate and public clients and enjoys a national reputation in business, labor and employment, litigation, government contracts, tax, safety and health, permitting, natural resource and environmental law. The Firm’s clients and peers recognize its commitment to providing superior client service as Jackson Kelly has repeatedly been selected as a Go-To Law Firm for the Top 500 Companies in the U.S. and is regularly named to BTI’s Client Service A-Team.


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