Chelsea E. Thompson
Senior Attorney
Charleston, WV
office 304.357.4475
mobile 304.992.1730
  • Overview
  • Services
  • Distinctions
  • Admissions
  • Memberships
  • Publications & Presentations
  • Community Involvement
  • Resources
  • Results

Ms. Thompson's primary area of practice is labor and employment law.


  • West Virginia University, B.A., Political Science, History, summa cum laude
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, cum laude


  • Assisting on litigation of all types of labor and employment matters in state and federal courts
  • Assisting in representation of employers before administrative agencies such as the West Virginia Human Rights Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Adjunct Professor, West Virginia State University, 2016 - 2018
  • Intern, Judge James Swanson, Roanoke Co. Circuit Court, 2014
  • Summer Associate, Robinson & McElwee PLLC, 2013
  • Intern, Judge Joseph C. Pomponio, 11th Circuit of West Virginia, 2012
Labor & Employment Law


  • Named in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Labor and Employment Law - Management and Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Listed by West Virginia Super Lawyers as a Rising Star
  • First place winner, Washington and Lee Client Counseling Competition, 2013
  • Outstanding Honors College Senior, West Virginia University
  • John Maxwell Historical Research Prize, West Virginia University
  • John R. Romine Award in History, West Virginia University
  • Munn Library Scholars Award, West Virginia University


  • West Virginia State Bar


  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia

Publications & Presentations

  • Author, “Employment and Labor Law: The Job Description,” The Brief Case, DRI, March 2022
  • Author, “The Next Goal of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team: Equal Pay,” Raising the Bar, DRI, Vol. 16, Issue 5, May 29, 2020

Community Involvement

  • Visiting Teacher, William Fleming High School, Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, 2013
  • Washington & Lee Student Advisory Committee, 2012 - 2013
Spilman Attorneys Named to 2022 WV Super Lawyers List Trends in Paternity Leave SuperVision - Labor and Employment Law Insights, Issue 1, 2022 COVID-19 and Unprecedented: Litigation Insights - Volume 3, Issue 3 COVID-19 and Unprecedented: Litigation Insights, Volume 3, Issue 2 COVID-19 and Unprecedented: Litigation Insights, Volume 2, Issue 16 The Battle at Bessemer: Round 2 Goes to the Union SuperVision - Labor and Employment Law Insights: Issue 3, 2021 COVID-19 and Unprecedented: Litigation Insights - Volume 2, Issue 11 COVID-19 and Unprecedented: Litigation Insights, Volume 2, Issue 10 Race & Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Dismissed