Jackson Kelly PLLC


Jackson Kelly Elects Four New Members

January 6, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Jan. 7, 2015 – Jackson Kelly PLLC recently promoted Vivian H. Basdekis, Jennifer S. Caradine, Lindsay Darling Petrosky and Dana M. Svendsen to membership status effective January 1, 2015.

Jackson Kelly has a long reputation of promoting women to leadership roles. The Firm’s Managing Member, Ellen S. Cappellanti, said: “We are proud to announce the promotion of our four newest members and we know that they will augment our legacy of providing excellent service to our clients.”

Jackson Kelly was recently awarded the “Gold Standard Certification” by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF), a designation for law firms that have integrated women in top leadership positions. The certification process focused on the significant number of women represented in positions of power, decision making positions and top-earning attorneys for Jackson Kelly. WILEF is dedicated to assisting women in law to assume leadership roles.

Basdekis practices in the Commercial Law Practice Group in the Firm's Charleston, West Virginia, office. She focuses her practice on commercial litigation. Her experience includes handling complex contract disputes and business torts; lender liability and financial services litigation; construction disputes, mechanics liens and bond claims; First Amendment, media and broadcast laws defamation; intellectual property; and adoption and surrogacy law.

Caradine practices in the Land and Natural Resource Development and the Commercial Law Practice Groups in the Firm's Morgantown, West Virginia, office.  Her practice includes a variety of real estate transactions, focusing on oil and gas property acquisitions, divestitures, title examinations and curative work in addition to commercial real estate transactions.

Petrosky practices in the Health Care and Finance Practice Group and the Commercial Law Practice Group in the Firm’s Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, office where she focuses primarily on health care and corporate transactional matters. Petrosky advises health care clients in a variety of matters including general business issues, regulatory and compliance under HIPAA, Stark, Anti-Kickback and other state and federal laws as wells as Certificate of Need and professional board issues.

Svendsen practices in the Occupational Safety and Health Practice Group in the Firm's Denver, Colorado, office. Svendsen represents industry clients in matters relating to the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act and other state and federal health statutes in the areas of compliance, policy, legislative and regulatory matters, civil and criminal enforcement issues, accident investigations and special investigations on both state and federal levels.

Client Focus, Industry Insight, National Reputation. Jackson Kelly PLLC is a national law firm with more than 200 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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