A L Emch
Attorney A Emch is a Member and CEO of Jackson Kelly PLLC, a law firm in Charleston, WV. As a lawyer in Charleston, West Virginia, attorney Emch serves Kanawha County, as well as clients throughout West Virginia.
Areas of Practice
- Administrative Law
- Admiralty / Maritime
- Aviation and Aerospace
- Defective / Dangerous Products
- Employment Law
- Energy / Utilities
- Environmental Law
- Oil and Gas
- Toxic Torts
Admitted to Practice Law
- 1977, West Virginia, US District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia and US Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
|:||Ohio University and West Virginia University, AB, with high honors, 1969|
|Law School||:||University of Virginia, JD, 1977|
- Kanawha County, West Virginia and American (Member, Litigation Section) Bar Associations; West Virginia State Bar (Member: Ad Hoc Committee on Laws for Young Mountaineers, 1978-1979; Law Education Project Planning Committee, 1980-1982; Committee on Lawyer Specialization, 1981; Committee on Judicial Improvement, 1982-1989; Vice Chairman, 1984-1985; Chairman, 1985-1989; Chairman, Subcommittee on Judicial Qualification Evaluation Poll, 1982-designed poll, 1984, and 1988; Member: Committee on Bar Associations, 1984-1987; Ad Hoc Committee on Scheduling, 1986-1987; Committee on Professionalism, 1987-1995; Board of Governors, 1990-1993; Ad Hoc Committee on Judicial Selection, 1991-1994; Board Member, West Virginia Bar Foundation, 2001—); American Judicature Society; Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia (Founding Member; Treasurer, 1981-1984; Vice President, 1984-1985; President, 1985-1986; Member, Board of Governors, 1983-1989); American Board of Trial Advocates (Vice-President, WV Chapter, 2001—); International Association of Defense Counsel; Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference (Permanent Member)
Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif. Research and Projects Editor, Virginia Law Review, 1976-1977. Author: "Comparative Negligence in West Virginia: A Defense Overview," West Virginia Law Review, 1980; "Mandolidis-A Debate Between Plaintiff and Defense," West Virginia State Bar Journal, 1984. Co-Author: "Settlement Week Pilot Project Summary and Final Report: Some Thoughts on How to Conduct a Settlement Week," The West Virginia Lawyer, 1989; "Professional Liability of Non-Legal Consultants to Minerals Industry," Proceedings of the Eastern Mineral Law Foundation Eleventh Annual Institute, 1990. Member: West Virginia University Alumni Association; University of Virginia Alumni Association. Staff Counsel, West Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee, 1979. Co-Chairman with Chief Judge Robert E. Maxwel, Settlement Week Pilot Project (Member, Steering Committee, 1987). Mediator, United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, 1987—. Member, 1989-1993 and Chairman 1991-1993, Visiting Committee, West Virginia University College of Law. Member, West Virginia Law Institute, 1989-2003. Member: West Virginia Task Force on Gender Fairness in the Courts, 1993-1997; Implementation Committee, 1997—. Co-Drafter Subcommittee, Local Rules of the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, 1994. Chair, Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia Civil Rules Committee, 1995-1998. Member, West Virginia Public Defender Service Indigent Task Force, 1999. Member, Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia Committee on Pattern Jury Instructions, 2000. Fellow: American College of Trial Lawyers (WV State Chair, 2001-2003); American Bar Foundation.
Born: New Martinsville, West Virginia, September 20, 1947
Military Service: USAF, 1969-1974 and West Virginia Air National Guard, 1977-1993; rank, Lt. Col. (Retired)
Jackson Kelly PLLC
PO Box 553
Charleston, West Virginia 25322
Since its founding, Jackson Kelly PLLC has grown to a size of 136 attorneys. Jackson Kelly PLLC is located in Kanawha County West Virginia.
Natural Resources (Coal, Oil and Gas, Metals, Aggregates and Other Minerals), Admiralty, Aviation, Environmental, Labor and Employment, Legislative Services, Litigation (Including Administrative, Civil, Insurance Defense and White...