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H. Jerome Sparks | H and L

214 Capitol St.
Charleston, WV 25301

Tel: (304) 346-5500
Direct: (304) 720-5546
Fax: (304) 346-5515
Email: jsparks@handl.com

H. Jerome Sparks joined the firm in 2005. Sparks attended Tulane University’s School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he served as a writer and assistant editor of Dicta, the law school’s student newspaper. As a member of the school’s Moot Court Board, he served as both a trial team member and student coach. Sparks worked briefly as a law clerk for a New Orleans law firm but, after graduating from law school, was determined to return to his home state of West Virginia.

His primary areas of practice include toxic tort defense, insurance defense, product liability, and general defense litigation.

Education

  • J.D., Tulane University, 2002
  • M.A., West Virginia Graduate College, 1995
  • B.A., University of Charleston, 1992

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • United States District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
  • Member, West Virginia State Bar

Representative Cases

  • Ferrell v. Finance America, LLC, 2011 WL 1259497 (S.D.W.Va. March 30, 2011)
  • Stalnaker v. Fidelity and Deposit Co. of Maryland, 2011 WL 1113407 (S.D.W.Va. March 25, 2011)
  • Deluca v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, 2011 WL 805862 (S.D.W.Va. March 02, 2011)
  • Continental Cas. Co. v. American Home Assur. Co., 2010 WL 1417812 (S.D.W.Va. April 02, 2010)
  • Neal v. Marion, 664 S.E.2d 721 (W.Va. June 18, 2008)
  • Roney v. Gencorp, 2006 WL 1582363 (S.D.W.Va. June 05, 2006)
  • Roney v. Gencorp, 431 F.Supp.2d 622 (S.D.W.Va. May 09, 2006)
  • Realco Ltd. Liability Co. v. Apex Restaurants, Inc., 624 S.E.2d 594 (W.Va. December 02, 2005)
  • Hesson v. Morrison-Knudsen Co., Inc., 117 Fed.Appx. 857 (4th Cir.(W.Va.) December 03, 2004)