Jennifer L. Hughes


Jennifer Hughes focuses her practice in environmental law, environmental litigation, energy law, and regulatory compliance. In her work, she represents clients at the state and federal levels.

Licensed In

  • West Virginia


  • J.D. Lewis & Clark Law School
  • B.A. Oberlin College


  • Previous Board of Directors, Women’s Energy Network- West Virginia Chapter, 2018-2021
  • Founding Member, Women’s Energy Network- West Virginia Chapter
  • West Virginia Chamber of Commerce: Environmental Committee
  • West Virginia Manufacturers Association: Environmental Safety & Health Committee
  • Gas & Oil Association of West Virginia (GO-WV): Environmental Committee, Legal Committee
  • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation (EMLF): Member


  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business – Environment (2023-Present)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Environmental Requirements for Natural Gas Pipelines”, WVCLE Shale Gas Law Seminar, Morgantown, West Virginia, Nov. 8, 2019
  • “Environmental Challenges to Natural Gas Pipeline Projects”, WVCLE Shale Gas Law Seminar, Morgantown, West Virginia, Nov. 9, 2018
  • “The Sierra Club Just Threatened to Sue Me: What Do I Do Now?”, West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association, Spring Meeting, Wheeling, West Virginia, May 17, 2017
  • “Lessons Learned from the Use of Correlative Health Studies Against the Coal Industry: Is the Oil and Gas Industry Next?”, Kentucky Mineral Law Conference, Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, Lexington, Kentucky, Oct. 23, 2014
  • “Current Issues in Stormwater Regulation in West Virginia”, Lorman, Charleston, West Virginia, Oct. 2, 2014

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