Personal Injury Attorneys
Serving West Virginia For Over 30 Years
profile

Kelly L. Elswick-Hall

Contact Me:

Practice Areas:

  • Personal Injury

Biography

Since graduating from University of Dayton Law school in 1994, Kelly Elswick-Hall has enjoyed success due to her wide range of experience in several areas of the law giving her a unique knowledge base among her legal peers.

Kelly represents injured workers and the disabled in personal injury cases, chemical and toxic exposure cases, head injury cases, deliberate intent cases, products liability litigation, automobile crash injury cases, medical negligence cases, sexual harassment cases; wrongful discharge cases and multi-plaintiff litigation. Her experience also includes complex family law litigation, Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability claims.

Kelly serves as a Governing Board member of the West Virginia Association for Justice and has served on the West Virginia State Bar Committee on Workers' Compensation, Committee on Social Security, and the Committee on Law and Medicine. She served as secretary of the West Virginia Workplace Injury Litigation Group and as a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives. She was on the founding committee for the West Virginia Women Attorneys and serves as one of the group's first district representatives.

In 2009, Kelly was awarded the President's Award from the West Virginia Association for Justice in recognition of her commitment to protecting the rights of West Virginia workers and their families. She is AV Preeminent Rated for the Highest Level of Professional Excellence by her peers. She has received awards from the Legal Aid Society of Charleston, for providing free legal work to low income clients.

Kelly volunteers her time lobbying at the state level to advocate for the rights of vulnerable West Virginia workers by using her experience to assist in drafting legislation.

She has reported decisions in the West Virginia Supreme Court and federal court in multiple areas of civil, Workers' Compensation and other Administrative appeals.

Education

  • University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio
    • J.D.
  • Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia
    • B.A.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: President, Psychology Honor Society

Bar Admission

  • West Virginia, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2003
  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • Supreme Court of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky

Published Works

  • Westfall v. City of Dunbar, 517 S.E. 2d 479, 1999
  • State of WV ex rel. Robert Davis v. Vieweg, 529 S.E. 2d 103, 2000
  • Women & the Law Handbook Contributor, 2003-2006

Representative Cases

  • Westfall v. City of Dunbar, 517 S.E. 2d 479, 1999
  • State of WV ex rel. Robert Davis v. Vieweg, 529 S.E. 2d 103, 2000

Honors

  • 100 Hour Award from Pro Bono Project of West Virginia State Bar, 1998
  • President’s Award from the West Virginia Association for Justice, 2009
  • AV Preeminent Rated for the Highest Level of Professional Excellence
  • Received Award from Legal Aid Society of Charleston

Classes & Seminars

  • West Virginia Workers' Compensation Update, PESI, 2006 to 2006
  • Navigating Rule 20 - Understanding Medical Treatment Requirements & PPD Tables, West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, 2006 to 2006
  • Workers' Compensation Update Will Brickstreet Prove a Hard Road for Claimants?, WVTLA, 2006 to 2006
  • The WV Black Lung Clinics Panel Instruction, WV Association of Black Lung Clinics & WV Department of Health, 2006 to 2006

Pro-Bono Activities

  • 100 Hour Award, West Virginia State Bar Pro Bono Project, 1998 to 1998

Past Positions

  • Larry Rowe Attorneys at Law, Partner, 2006 to 2007
  • Partner, Venezia & Elswick Law Offices, 1996 to 2007

Professional Associations

  • West Virginia Workplace Injury Litigation Group, Officer and Secretary , 2004
  • West Virginia Trial Lawyers, Member, Past Board of Governors, 1994
  • National Associates of Social Security Claimants Representatives, Member, 2001 to 2006
  • West Virginia State Bar, Workers' Compensation Committee
  • West Virginia State Bar, Law and Medical Committee
  • West Virginia State Bar, Social Security Committee
  • West Virginia Association for Justice, Governing Board Member
  • West Virginia State Bar Committee, Workers’ Compensation, Committee on Social Security, and the Committee on Law and Medicine
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, Member
  • West Virginia Women Attorneys, Founding Committee

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney