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
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
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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, compliance programs and training, business ethics and economic development.

She frequently provides legal counsel regarding federal and state election law,  the West Virginia Governmental Ethics Act and the professional rules of ethics governing lawyers in West Virginia.

Professional Highlights

  • Chair, Commercial and Business Services Group 
  • Former Member, Bowles Rice Executive Committee
  • Former Leader, Bowles Rice Commercial and Financial Services Group
  • Lawyers and Leaders Award (2023), presented by West Virginia Executive and the West Virginia University College of Law
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America ® (Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law) 2010-present
  • Recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business among “Leaders in their Field” for Corporate/Commercial Law
  • American Bar Association
  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • West Virginia State Bar (District Grievance Committee)
  • St. Thomas More Catholic Lawyers Society
  • Judge John A. Field, Jr. American Inn of Court
  • Polymer Alliance Zone
  • Jackson County (WV) Chamber of Commerce