Jackson Kelly PLLC Elevates Ten Attorneys to Firm Member
January 13, 2019
Jackson Kelly PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm has elevated attorneys Josh Claybourn, John Huff, Brian Jett, Leah LaFramboise, Christopher Lucas, Rachel Ludwig, Aaron McQueen, Luke Thomas, Sylvia Winston Nichols, and Seth Zirkle to Member, all effective January 1.
Ellen Cappellanti, Managing Member, congratulated the newly promoted attorneys, “I am thrilled to introduce our new Members. Jackson Kelly takes great pride in all our lawyers, and this elevation to Member is just one way to demonstrate achievement and responsibility. Well done!”
Josh Claybourn is based in the Firm's Evansville, Indiana, office. His practice focuses on public finance, utility regulation, and commercial transactions. Claybourn earned his Bachelor of Science from Indiana University Kelley School of Business. He then obtained his Juris Doctor from Indiana University McKinney School of Law.
John Huff is in the Firm's Charleston, West Virginia office, and focuses his practice on general, medical, and healthcare litigation, primarily defending doctors and hospitals in actions brought under the West Virginia Medical Professional Liability Act. Huff earned his law degree at the West Virginia University College of Law, and his Bachelor of Arts from Marshall University.
Brian Jett is based in the Morgantown, West Virginia office. He focuses his practice on complex oil and gas transactions, drafting title opinions and providing analysis and curative recommendations. Jett earned a Bachelor of Science from Fairmont State University and received his Juris Doctor from West Virginia University College of Law.
Leah LaFramboise practices out of the Firm's office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and focuses her practice on mineral leasing, mineral acquisition transactions, due diligence, and property and title issues primarily related to oil and gas. LaFramboise earned her Juris Doctor from University of Pittsburgh School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from The Pennsylvania State University.
Christopher Lucas is based in the Evansville, Indiana office. Lucas’ practice focuses primarily on commercial real estate, banking and finance matters. He holds a Juris Doctor from Indiana University Maurer School of Law and earned his Bachelor of Science from Indiana State University.
Rachel Ludwig practices out of the Firm’s office in Charleston, West Virginia. Her practice focuses on health care regulatory and compliance issues and mergers and acquisitions. Ludwig received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland. She earned her Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.
Aaron McQueen is based in the Firm’s Akron, Ohio office. He focuses his practice on litigation, including oil and gas, complex litigation and medical professional liability. McQueen received his Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, after earning a Bachelor of Business Administration from Cleveland State University.
Luke Thomas practices out of the Firm’s office in Bridgeport, West Virginia. Thomas’ practice focuses primarily on commercial contracts, merger and acquisitions, real estate, transactional matters, lien law, construction law, and banking and finance. Thomas received his Juris Doctor from West Virginia University College of Law after earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from West Virginia University.
Sylvia Winston Nichols practices out of the Firm’s office in Morgantown, West Virginia. Practicing in the Energy and Insurance industry groups, she focuses her practice on litigation. Winston Nichols earned her Juris Doctor from Duke University School of Law after receiving her Bachelor of Arts from Duke University.
Seth Zirkle practices out of the Firm’s Evansville, Indiana office. His practice focuses on real estate and business transactions. Zirkle received his Juris Doctor from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Wabash College.