Overview

Chelsea Simon focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation. She represents industrial, engineering, commercial, energy, and construction businesses on a wide variety of issues including commercial contract disputes and business torts; construction law and bond law; financial services litigation; and first amendment, media, and broadcast law.

Prior to joining the firm, Chelsea was an associate in the Commercial Litigation Practice and Construction Industry Groups at a national law firm in its Charleston, West Virginia office where she primarily focused on banking and finance, commercial, and construction litigation.

While attending Washington and Lee University School of Law, Chelsea served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Anthony J. Trenga in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Chelsea was also Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice.

While attending Davidson College, Chelsea served as a judicial intern for the Honorable William J. Condon in the New York State Supreme Court. She studied history abroad at the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England and at Trinity College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland during the summer and fall of 2011.

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Experience

*Represented regional and national banking corporations in banking, finance, loan servicing, and consumer credit protection litigation

*Represented industrial, engineering, commercial, energy, and construction businesses in complex commercial litigation

*Represented shareholders in shareholder derivative lawsuits

*Represented landlords and tenants in commercial landlord-tenant disputes

*Represented a Forbes 500 company, state corporations, regional corporations, and newspaper and radio entities in multi-million dollar federal and state defamation lawsuits

*Consulted, advised, and regularly provided presentations to media and broadcast entities on federal and state law issues

*Successfully litigated a multi-million dollar construction lawsuit on behalf of a state municipal utility

*Defended against a $1.25 million suit during a two-week trial involving highly disputed construction litigation and achieved a highly favorable settlement afterward during post-trial briefing

*Briefed post-trial appeals before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia

*Succeeded on appeal before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia

*Experience gained by attorney prior to joining Kilpatrick Townsend

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Education

Davidson College B.A., History, Minor in Music (2014) Kelley Honors History Program, Phi Alpha Theta

Washington and Lee University School of Law J.D. (2017)

Admissions

North Carolina (2022)

West Virginia (2017)

Court Admissions

Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

Professional & Community Activities

The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2020 Pathfinder

Women for Economic and Leadership Development, Charleston, West Virginia Chapter, Member

Kanawha County Bar Association, Board Member

Defense Research Institute, Member

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