Ellen J. Vance
Charleston, WV
office 304.357.4474
mobile 304.545.0522
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Ms. Vance’s primary areas of practice are labor and employment law and litigation.


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


  • Defending employment discrimination actions before the West Virginia Human Rights Commission
  • Defending employment discrimination actions before West Virginia state and federal courts
  • Advising employers during union organizing drives and elections
  • Advising employers on personnel policies, employee manuals and handbooks
  • Defending general litigation matters
Deliberate Intent Litigation Labor & Employment Law Litigation


  • Listed by West Virginia Super Lawyers as a Rising Star 


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia


  • American Bar Association

Publications & Presentations

  • 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)
  • Issue Editor, West Virginia Law Review
Spilman SuperVision Symposium Helps Businesses Maximize the Value of Human Capital 21 W.Va.-based Spilman Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers Spilman SuperVision Helps Region’s Largest Employers Manage New Business Uncertainties 26 Spilman Attorneys Recognized by W.Va. & Va. Super Lawyers 28 Spilman Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers Fortune 500 Client Gets Voluntary Resolution of FMLA and Disability Discrimination Suit Summary Judgment of Class Action Claims for Multi-State Grocery Store Retaliation Claim Against Global Chemical Companies Dismissed with Prejudice