Chelsea E. Thompson
Charleston, WV
office 304.357.4475
mobile 304.992.1730
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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


  • 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

Community Involvement

  • Visiting Teacher, William Fleming High School, Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, 2013
  • Washington & Lee Student Advisory Committee, 2012 - 2013
West Virginia Supreme Court’s Newton Decision Clarifies Self-Defense in the Workplace Supreme Court Will Render Landmark Decisions Regarding LGBTQ Protection Under Title VII  SuperVision - Labor and Employment Law Insights: Issue 3, 2019 Between A Rock And A Hard Place: Avoiding Accidental Liability Under FCRA for Background Checks SuperVision - Labor and Employment Law Insights: Issue 2, 2019 Waiver Warning: SCOTUS Determines Title VII Failure to Exhaust Defense Can be Waived Back at Square One: The Questionable Status of Employer Wellness Plans SuperVision - Labor and Employment Law Insights: Issue 1, 2019 SuperVision - Labor and Employment Law Insights: Issue 3, 2018 Employer Handbooks in the NLRB’s Post-Boeing World