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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Ellen J. Vance

Ellen J. Vance



  • Deliberate Intent Litigation
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation

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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
West Virginia, U.S.A.

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Ms. Vance’s primary areas of practice are labor and employment law and litigation.

Bar Admissions


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


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

Deliberate Intent Litigation | Labor & Employment Law | Litigation

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • 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

  • Articles

    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

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