Ellen  - J. - Vance

Ellen J. Vance

Charleston, W.Va.
304.357.4474 - office
304.545.0522 - mobile


  • Queens College, B.A. in Communications, magna cum laude, 1998
  • West Virginia University, J.D., 2001


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
Ms. Vance’s primary areas of practice are labor and employment law and litigation.

Representative Experience

  • Defense of employment discrimination actions before the West Virginia Human Rights Commission
  • Defense of employment discrimination actions before West Virginia state and federal courts
  • Advice to employers during union organizing drives and elections
  • Advice to employers on personnel policies, employee manuals and handbooks
  • Defense of general litigation matters


  • American Bar Association

Awards & Distinctions

  • Listed by West Virginia Super Lawyers as a Rising Star 


  • Issue Editor, West Virginia Law Review
  • Coauthor, “Sarbanes-Oxley: When Is the Whistle Blown or a Flag Thrown on the Play – An Employer’s View,” (ABA – Section of Labor & Employment Law, Mid-Winter Meeting 2003)
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