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Stephen E. Hastings

Stephen Hastings recently returned to Hendrickson & Long, after a 6 ½ year stint managing litigation for a S&P 500 energy company.  Steve takes a practical approach to providing advice to his clients.  Having been on both sides of the attorney-client relationship, Steve values the importance of a client’s perspective.  He takes great pride in representing his clients in an efficient and productive manner. While acting as in-house counsel, Steve worked closely with senior and …

J. Andrew Skeens

A photo of J. Andrew Skeens, a skilled business and toxic tort lawyer at Hendrickson & Long, PLLC, who uses his accounting background to a business and transactionally-focused approach to working toward his clients’ goals.

J. Andrew Skeens joined Hendrickson & Long, PLLC, in September 2017. Andrew was born and raised in Charleston, West Virginia, and is an avid Mountaineers fan. The majority of his practice is in the firm’s Business, Civil Litigation, and Toxic Tort practice areas. Andrew earned a B.S.B.A, summa cum laude, with a concentration in accounting at West Virginia University, and he found practical application for his skills in accounting internships with Arnett Carbis Toothman and …

John K. Cecil

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For a skilled civil litigation attorney in West Virginia, look no further than John K. Cecil at Hendrickson & Long, PLLC. John’s breadth of experience includes cases in commercial law, defamation, insurance and bad faith litigation, personal injury and wrongful death, and product liability. John’s combination of litigation and legal research skills serve clients well in both the trial and appellate courts. John attended West Virginia University, where he was a Golden Key National Honoree, …

John H. Tinney, Jr.

Image of John H. Tinney, Jr. (Jack Tinney) of Hendrickson & Long, PLLC representing a professionally recognized litigation attorney in West Virginia (WV), whose successes span from constitutional challenges to federal white collar criminal defense cases.

John “Jack” H. Tinney, Jr. has more than 20 years of experience as a litigation attorney in West Virginia. A veteran litigator, Jack has extensive experience in professional liability litigation, product liability claims, business and commercial litigation, construction-related litigation, insurance and bad faith litigation, and federal criminal defense. Jack’s skill and professionalism have been recognized by several national publications including Best Lawyers®. Jack earned his Bachelor of Arts in history, cum laude, from Washington and …

H. Jerome Sparks

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Jerome Sparks joined Hendrickson & Long, PLLC in 2005. A native West Virginian, Jerome has the necessary knowledge, experience, and tenacity to carry every client’s case to a successful conclusion. With more than a decade of legal experience and years of non-legal professional experience before that, Jerome brings to the table vast experience and motivation to serve clients. Jerome attended Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he served as a writer and …

Raj A. Shah

Image of Raj A. Shah, a construction and hospitality defense lawyer whose diligent yet practical approach to cases has earned him the AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ and selection as a Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Charleston, West Virginia by Super Lawyers. Hendrickson & Long attorneys serve clients throughout WV, KY, and PA.

Raj A. Shah’s diligent but practical approach to civil defense litigation has earned him selection as a Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Charleston, West Virginia from 2015 through 2018 by Lawyers Super and an AV Preeminent rating, the highest rating possible in the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™. Raj brings that dedication and focus to all areas of his practice. He works primarily in construction and hospitality litigation, toxic tort defense, insurance defense, product liability, …

David F. Nelson

Photo of David F. Nelson, a civil litigation, personal injury, and insurance defense lawyer who brings years of experience and dedication to each client he represents throughout West Virginia (WV). The attorneys of H&L serve clients throughout WV, KY, and PA.

Bringing years of experience and a distinguished career, David F. Nelson joined Hendrickson & Long, PLLC in 2013. David’s busy career as a WV civil litigation attorney has earned him impressive ratings as AV Preeminent in the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings and notable recognition listed in Best Lawyers in America© for work in his primary practice areas of civil litigation, insurance defense, and personal injury. Immediately after completing his undergraduate education, David worked in a …

Gene Bailey

Image of Gene Bailey, a top-rated construction attorney in WV, who provides legal counsel for owners, contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals as well as lenders, developers, and suppliers.

Gene Bailey brings distinguished academic, military, and professional experience to Hendrickson & Long, PLLC, along with strong national recognition as a top-notch attorney. Gene received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and his law degree from the West Virginia University College of Law. During law school, Gene served as a senior articles editor of the West Virginia University Law Review; he was also a …

Eric R. Arnold

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Eric R. Arnold is a disabled activist, dedicated Mountaineer fan, and an outstanding West Virginia litigation attorney, serving the needs of those involved in toxic tort and business disputes. Eric first attended West Virginia University as a News Editorial student, graduating magna cum laude in 2009. The following year, Eric completed a Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.) as a Mountaineer and then obtained his law degree from the WVU College of Law in 2013. From …

Barbara Allen-Samples

Image of Barbara A. Samples (Barbara Samples, Barbie Samples), a WV civil litigation lawyer with deep experience in appellate law, civil litigation, and mineral rights law.

Barbara A. Samples serves as Of Counsel with Hendrickson & Long, PLLC. Barbie graduated cum laude from Wake Forest University in 1988. She then continued her education there, receiving her law degree in 1991. Barbie became licensed to practice law in West Virginia later that year, and is one of the top lawyers in WV Civil Litigation. Barbie provides skilled legal representation in several practice areas, focusing on appellate law, civil litigation, and mineral rights …