Charleston, WV
600 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
T: (304) 347-1186
F: (304) 343-3058

J.D., West Virginia University College of Law (1985)

M.S., West Virginia University (1978)

B.S., West Virginia University (1976)

  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
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Ellen Maxwell-Hoffman


Ellen Maxwell-Hoffman concentrates her practice in the areas of general corporate and commercial law, including acquisitions and finance, corporate governance and ethics, and economic development.

She frequently provides legal counsel regarding the West Virginia Governmental Ethics Act, federal and state election law, in particular as to the administration and operation of political action committees, and the professional rules of ethics governing lawyers in West Virginia.

Professional Highlights

  • Leader, Bowles Rice Commercial and Financial Services Group
  • Former Member, Bowles Rice Executive Committee
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America ® (Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law)
  • –Recognized by 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business among “Leaders in their Field” for Corporate/Commercial Law
  • American Bar Association
  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • St. Thomas More Catholic Lawyers Society
  • Judge John A. Field, Jr. American Inn of Court
  • West Virginia State Bar (District Grievance Committee)
  • Polymer Alliance Zone
  • Jackson County (WV) Chamber of Commerce (Board Member and Officer)