Five lawyers have been promoted to membership status at Jackson Kelly, effective Jan. 1.
Christina T. Brumley's practice focuses on acquisitions and divestitures, commercial transactions, and mineral and property rights issues. Her experience includes commercial litigation, including contract and property rights disputes, business torts and shareholder litigation.
She also has advised clients on communications law, representing broadcasters in matters before the FCC and advising them in defamation and advertising law.
Alaina N. Crislip represents a variety of health care provider organizations, including hospitals and physicians. She routinely advises clients in matters involving health care regulations and litigation, with an emphasis on compliance advice to providers under HIPAA, Stark, Anti-Kickback and other state and federal laws.
Seth P. Hayes practices in the firm's Industrial, Environmental and Complex Litigation Practice Group in the firm's Morgantown office. Prior to starting at Jackson Kelly, Hayes clerked for the Honorable David A. Faber of the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.
Kevin R. Waldo's practice focuses primarily on commercial litigation matters in which he represents a number of lending institutions, large and small, in so‑called "predatory lending" and "consumer protection cases" involving both state and federal consumer protection laws.
Arthur Wolfson practices in the Occupational Safety and Health Practice Group. Wolfson represents mining clients during fatal and non-fatal accident investigations conducted by the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration and state agencies and conducts training for those clients on the responsibilities under the Mine Act.
He represents clients in civil and criminal matters, including defense of enforcement actions arising under MSHA statutes such as administrative and civil litigation and negotiation.
In other news at Jackson Kelly, attorneys Robert F. Duncan and Jessica Alsop have been elected to three-year terms on the firm's executive committee. The terms began at the start of the year.
The two join the board as Louis S. Southworth II and Robby J. Aliff exit it.
Duncan is the managing member of the firm's Lexington, Ky., office and the assistant leader of the firm's Industrial, Environmental and Complex Litigation Practice Group.
His practice involves a wide variety of civil litigation with concentration on matters pertaining to the defense of doctors, hospitals and other health care providers in medical professional liability actions, matters involving complex insurance issues and insurance bad faith, products liability and construction. He also regularly serves as a mediator in civil litigation matters.
Alsop is a member of the firm's Charleston office where she practices in the Commercial Law Practice Group. Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, financings and energy transactions, regularly representing companies in the purchase, sale and financing of mineral rights and related plant and equipment. Alsop has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures involving public and private energy companies and private equity firms in various industries.
Jackson Kelly's Executive Committee is comprised of eight members from throughout the firm's 11 offices. Members of the committee are charged with short-term and long-term strategic planning for the firm as well as implementation of the plans.
The role of an executive committee member also involves ensuring that business affairs are managed efficiently, balancing the interests of the firm and its clients.
Jackson Kelly is a national law firm with more than 200 attorneys in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Colorado and Washington, D.C.