Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
The former Solicitor General of West Virginia, Elbert Lin co-chairs the Issues and Appeals practice at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP. Elbert has been on the front lines of many precedent-setting cases in appellate courts across the country, having argued forty appeals, including in the U.S. Supreme Court.
During his more than four years on the West Virginia Attorney General’s senior staff, Elbert oversaw all civil and criminal appeals, managed all legal issues and litigation involving the federal government, and supervised nearly fifty Attorney General opinions. Before that role, Elbert was a partner at Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, DC, and a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, where he primarily litigated suits involving the constitutionality of federal laws and challenges to federal agency action. He also clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge William H. Pryor Jr., and Senior U.S. District Judge Robert E. Keeton.
A magna cum laude graduate of Yale University and Managing Editor of the Yale Law Journal at Yale Law School, Elbert is an elected member of the American Law Institute, a fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and a public member of the Administrative Conference of the United States. He has been recognized by the National Law Journal as a “Litigation Trailblazer,” Benchmark Litigation as a Future Star, Virginia Business magazine as among the Legal Elite for Appellate Law, the State Journal as one of West Virginia’s 40 under 40, and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington DC area as a “Rising Star.” Under his leadership, the Issues and Appeals practice at Hunton Andrews Kurth was named to the National Law Journal “Appellate Hot List” in 2019 and 2020.
Elbert lives in Richmond, Virginia, with his wife and three sons.