A L Emch

Jackson Kelly PLLC

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.

Contact Information
: 3043401000
Fax : 3043401130
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
Graduated : 1977
Professional Memberships
  • 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)
Biographical Information

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
Contact Information
: 304-340-1000
Fax : 304-340-1130
Office Location

PO Box 553
Charleston, West Virginia 25322

Firm Overview

Since its founding, Jackson Kelly PLLC has grown to a size of 136 attorneys. Jackson Kelly PLLC is located in Kanawha County West Virginia.

Practice Areas:
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...

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