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Thirty-One Jackson Kelly Attorneys Named to 2020 West Virginia Super Lawyers or Rising Stars Lists

April 28, 2020

Jackson Kelly PLLC is pleased to announce that 31 of the Firm’s attorneys have been named 2020 West Virginia Super Lawyers or Rising Stars, which recognize 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. 

“It is an incredible honor to have Jackson Kelly attorneys selected as some of the highest-ranking lawyers in the state. We are lucky to have such sophisticated and hard-working attorneys at the Firm, and I am very proud of all 31 West Virginia attorneys recognized by 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, Member (Estate Planning & Probate)


  • Robby J. Aliff, Member (Medical Malpractice)
  • Gretchen M. Callas, Member (Civil Litigation)
  • Ellen S. Cappellanti, Member (Business & Corporate)
  • Michael T. Cimino, Member (General Litigation)
  • Stephen R. Crislip, Of Counsel (Professional Liability)
  • Mark H. Dellinger, Member (Employment & Labor)
  • A.L. Emch, Member (Civil Litigation)
  • Jill E. Hall, Member (Employment & Labor)
  • Justin M. Harrison, Member (Employment & Labor)
  • M. Shane Harvey, Member (Energy & Natural Resources)
  • Thomas J. Hurney Jr., Member (Environmental Litigation)
  • Erin E. Magee, Member (Employment & Labor) 
  • Jill McIntyre, Member (Professional Liability)
  • Robert G. McLusky, Member (Environmental)
  • Laurie K. Miller, Member (Business Litigation)
  • Al Sebok, Member (Civil Litigation)
  • Kenneth E. Tawney, Of Counsel (Energy & Natural Resources)
  • Michael B. Victorson, Member (Products Liability)
  • Danielle Waltz, Member (General Litigation)
  • Roger A. Wolfe, Of Counsel (Employment & Labor)


  • 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:


  • Elizabeth A. Amandus, Member (Bankruptcy)
  • Candice M. Harlow, Associate (Business Litigation)
  • Grace E. Hurney, Associate (Employment & Labor)
  • Alexandra M. Kitts, Associate (Medical Malpractice)
  • Sarah A. Phipps, Associate (Health Care)
  • Nicklaus A. Presley, Member (Utilities)
  • Benjamin J. Wilson, Associate (Employment & Labor)


  • *Erin R. Vuljanic, Member (General Litigation)

* Erin R. Vuljanic previously worked in the Wheeling office, but currently works in the Firm’s Morgantown office.

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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