Managing Member, Jackson Kelly PLLC 

Ellen Cappellanti has worked at Jackson Kelly for more than 30 years and was elected Managing Member in 2015, the first woman to be in that position. She is past chair of the Standing Bankruptcy Committee of the West Virginia Bar, a Member of the West Virginia University Board of Governors, and past recipient of the WVU College of Law Women's Law Caucus Distinguished Women in Law Award.

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Ellen created a Leader's Pledge detailing her personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Ellen's pledge here.

Jackson Kelly has a history of women in leadership roles. The firm has been recognized for its high percentage of female equity members and was awarded Gold Standard Certification by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum. Jackson Kelly was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2021.

Joined LCLD 2016 

Highlights of LCLD Participation 

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2022: Alaina Crislip; 2021: Alexis Hailpern; 2020: Wendy Glover Adkins; 2018: Kristin R. White 

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinder selected:
2022: Trinity J. Gray; 2021: Candice Harlow; 2020: Chelsea Creta

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016

Annual Meeting (2018, 2016)
Leadership Summit (2017)

Member: Ellen Cappellanti

Diversity Professional: Jill Hall

Communications: Kelley Goes