Kelly Calder Mowen

Kelly defends high-risk litigation involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death, with an emphasis on product liability, transportation, toxic tort, and environmental matters. She has represented automotive manufacturers, trucking companies, railroads and insurers in a variety of claims ranging from wrongful death and personal injury to bad faith insurance coverage. Kelly has substantial experience managing complex defenses and actively negotiating claims for product manufacturers and premises owners related to mass tort litigation in West Virginia’s state and federal courts.

Kelly is a graduate of the National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia School Of Law. While in law school, she served as Notes Editor for the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law and was vice-president of the American Constitution Society. She was also a mentor in the law school’s Academic Success Program. Prior to joining Litchfield Cavo, Kelly gained valuable experience as an associate with national law firms located in Charleston and Huntington, West Virginia.


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, JD, 2013
  • University of Kentucky, BA, 2009; history


  • West Virginia
  • Virginia
  • United States District Courts: Southern District of West Virginia, Northern District of West Virginia

Professional Activities

  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM); Director of Events, West Virginia Chapter
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • West Virginia Women Attorneys


  • "The Proportionality Standard: Reasonably Calculated to Lead to Efficient Civil Discovery in Federal Court," Voice of the Civil Defense Bar, Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, Winter 2017
  • "Who Goes on the Verdict Form? West Virginia’s Adoption of Modified Comparative Fault," October 2016
  • "Harvesting a Lawsuit: Challenging the Enforcement and Validity of Monsanto's Transgenic Seed Patents," 5 Ky. J. Eq. Ag. & Natl Res. L. 97, 2012