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Carl L. Fletcher, Jr. | H and L

Carl L. Fletcher, Jr. Best Charleston, WV Construction Lawyer of the Year, 2018

214 Capitol St.
Charleston, WV 25301

Tel: (304) 720-5530
Direct: (304) 720-5530
Fax: (304) 346-5515
Email: cfletcher@handl.com


  • J.D., West Virginia University (1980)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Associate Editor, West Virginia University Law Review
  • B.A., Hampden-Sydney College (1977)
    • summa cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims


  • American Bar Association
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Kanawha County Bar Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • ABA Forum of the Construction Industry

Professional Highlights

  • Represented contractors in claims before the West Virginia Court of Claims,  including winning award of more than $1.5 million
  • Represented contractors in matters before West Virginia Contractors Licensing Board, and have obtained nullifications of cease and desist orders
  • Represented municipalities in litigation and disputes over sewer and water line projects
  • Represented contractors in dozens of arbitration proceedings involving claims re: cost overruns, project delays, weather and force majeure impacts and subsurface conditions
  • Served as a mediator for construction disputes involving extra work, defective work and delay claims
  • Represented airport authority in claims regarding runway extension project
  • Represented contractors in defending payment claims made by subcontractors
  • Represented earthwork subcontractor in complex litigation involving suits in state court, state appellate court, Court of Federal Claims and Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Represented both owners, contractors, and subcontractors in filing, enforcing, and defending mechanic’s liens in West Virginia and surrounding states.
  • Reviewed and drafted numerous contracts and subcontracts, and other contract documents for owners, contractors and subcontractors
  • Member of Steering Committee, Division 2 (Contract Documents) and ABA          Forum on the Construction Industry.

Practice Areas

  • Construction Law
  • Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Lien Law