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Thirty-Three Jackson Kelly Attorneys Named to 2017 West Virginia Super Lawyers or Rising Stars Lists

April 24, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – (April 13, 2017) – Jackson Kelly PLLC is pleased to announce that 33 of the firm’s attorneys have been named 2017 West Virginia Super Lawyers or Rising Stars, which recognize lawyers who have achieved a significant level of peer recognition and professional achievement.

“We congratulate our attorneys whose accomplishments on behalf of their clients and recognition from their peers have earned them selection as among West Virginia’s 2017 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: 

Bridgeport, W.Va.

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


  • Robby J. Aliff, Member (Medical Malpractice)
  • David A. Barnette, Of Counsel (Business Litigation)
  • Gretchen M. Callas, Member (Civil Litigation)
  • Ellen S. Cappellanti, Member (Business & Corporate)
  • Stephen R. Crislip, Of Counsel (Professional Liability)
  • A.L. Emch, Member (Civil Litigation)
  • Michael M. Fisher, Member (General Litigation)
  • Samme L. Gee, Member (Government Finance)
  • Gary W. Hart, Of Counsel (Products Liability)
  • 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)
  • Brian R. Swiger, Member (Energy & Natural Resources)
  • Kenneth E. Tawney, Of Counsel (Energy & Natural Resources)
  • Michael B. Victorson, Member (Products Liability)
  • Roger A. Wolfe, Of Counsel (Employment & Labor)

 Martinsburg, W.Va.

  • William J. Powell, Member (Business Litigation)
  • Susan R. Snowden, Counsel (Employment Litigation)

 Morgantown, W.Va.

  • 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:


  • Jon L. Anderson, Member (General Litigation)
  • Vivian H. Basdekis, Member (Business Litigation)
  • Douglas J. Crouse, Associate (Environmental Litigation)
  • Chris M. Hunter, Member (Environmental Litigation)
  • Kevin R. Waldo, Member (Business & Corporate)


  • Rodney W. Stieger*, Member (Energy & Natural Resources)

 Morgantown, W.Va.

  • Wendy G. Adkins, Member (General Litigation)
  • Seth P. Hayes, Member (Business Litigation)
  • Matthew S. Tyree (Environmental)

 Wheeling, W.Va.

  • Erin R. Stankewicz, Member (General Litigation)

*Rodney W. Stieger previously worked from the firm’s Charleston 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 also are distributed to attorneys and ABA-accredited law school libraries.

Client Focus, Industry Insight, National Reputation. Jackson Kelly PLLC is a strong regional law firm with more than 175 attorneys located in 12 offices throughout Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Washington, DC. 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.


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