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.
Jurisdictions Attorney is Licensed in: West Virginia Supreme Court and all lower courts; United States Court of Appeals – Fourth Circuit; United States District Court for the Southern and Northern Districts of West Virginia; Supreme Court of Kentucky; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
Bar Admission: 1994, West Virginia; 2013, Kentucky