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Stephen E. Hastings

Stephen E. Hastings

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214 Capitol St.
Charleston, WV 25301

Tel: 304-346-5500
Direct: 304-720-5520
Fax: 304-346-5515
Email: SHastings@handl.com

Stephen Hastings recently returned to Hendrickson & Long, PLLC after a 6½ year stint managing litigation for an 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 executive management, trained company employees on corporate policies and risk mitigation, and provided business and legal risk analyses across all facets of corporate operations. He worked closely with corporate communications and governmental affairs personnel to help effectuate company objectives. Steve investigated and managed hundreds of claims and managed the formal litigation of hundreds of matters in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Virginia. He also managed several trial teams and coordinated strategies for multiple cases tried to jury verdicts.

Steve’s private practice experience includes the representation of a broad range of clients in oil and gas law, personal injury, product liability, professional liability, property law, employment law, deliberate intent matters, toxic torts, and other complex litigation matters. He has been involved in multiple class actions and mass litigation matters. Steve has tried several cases to verdict and has been involved in multiple appeals.

Steve has vast amounts of experience handling injunction matters, contractor and vendor disputes, lease disputes, royalty disputes, premises liability, surface disputes, trespass claims, and other property rights claims. He has also participated in the successful mediation or negotiation of hundreds of matters.

Steve and his wife, Tiffany, have three kids that keep him busy outside of the office. Steve coaches youth soccer and is not afraid to get his hands dirty working on his two classic trucks.


  • J.D., West Virginia University College of Law, 2002
  • B.S., West Virginia University, 1999


  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia


  • Member, EMLF – Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
  • Member, WVONGA – West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, The Education Alliance
  • Board Member and Coach, Kanawha City Soccer Club

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