Jill Hall is a partner in the Charleston office of Bowles Rice and the leader of the firm’s ERISA Litigation Group. Her practice focuses on the areas of employment law and employee benefits, ERISA and ERISA litigation and she has significant experience in advising employers, insurers and third-party administrators on the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.
Ms. Hall has been recognized for her work in the areas of employment law and employee benefits by Best Lawyers in America (Employee Benefits - ERISA) and Martindale-Hubbell, where she has been awarded its highest AV (preeminent) peer-review rating.
She advises clients in the private and public sectors on human resources (HR) matters, and devotes a substantial part of her practice to advising clients on the requirements of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and issues arising in the administration of health and other welfare plans. In addition to drafting, compliance and advisory work, she represents clients in every stage of ERISA litigation from the pre-suit administrative process to appeals in state and federal courts, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She also is experienced in subrogation and reimbursement rights under health plans.
Ms. Hall has achieved success for her clients in litigation involving issues of ERISA preemption, fiduciary obligations and claims for benefits. She has achieved summary judgment on these issues for her clients in federal courts in both West Virginia and Ohio and has successfully briefed and argued appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She has written numerous articles and has presented at various seminars on these issues.
She is President of the Board of Directors of West Virginia KIDS COUNT, a member of the Board of Directors of The Health Plan and serves as Diversity Partner at Bowles Rice.
In 2001, Ms. Hall earned her law degree from West Virginia University, where she graduated Order of the Coif and earned the Patrick Duffy Koontz Prize, which is awarded to those law students who show outstanding promise with respect to scholastic ability and attainment, moral force of character, and leadership. She was also the recipient of the Cramer Memorial Scholarship. While attending WVU, she was a member of The West Virginia Law Review, as well as secretary of the Student Bar Association.
Ms. Hall received her bachelor of arts degree in English, summa cum laude, in 1998 from Bethany College, where she received the Kalon Award and was a Senior Fellow.
She served under the Honorable Frederick P. Stamp, Jr. as U.S. District Court Law Clerk for the Northern District of West Virginia. She is admitted to practice in the state of West Virginia, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and is a member of the West Virginia Bar Association.