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G. Kenneth Robertson | H and L

Hendrickson & Long, PLLC

214 Capitol St.
Charleston, WV 25301

Tel: 304-346-5500
Direct: 304-346-5500
Fax: 304-346-5515
Email: krobertson@handl.com



G. Kenneth “Ken” Robertson brings over 30 years of legal experience and perspective to the clients of Hendrickson & Long, PLLC. Since joining in the Spring of 2023, Ken has remained a staunch advocate for his clients, defending legal positions in all forms of litigation, including toxic torts, products liability defense, asbestos exposure, and other forms of business, commercial and insurance law. Ken comes to H&L after 30-plus years practicing at two other prestigious West Virginia firms, and has been admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, and Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia.

Ken graduated summa cum laude from West Virginia State University in 1989, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Minor in Economics, finishing second overall in his class. He then obtained his Juris Doctor from the West Virginia University College of Law, where he won the 1991 Bakers Cup for Appellate Advocacy and graduated in the upper 15% of his class. In addition to the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, Ken is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia and the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia.

Above all else, Ken is a devout Christian and devoted husband and father. He is active at Bible Center Church serving in many capacities, including as a head usher, bus driver and on the SERT/Security Team. Ken is also a member of the Gideons International and speaks on behalf of the Gideons at local churches. He greatly enjoys spending time with his wife, Sylvia and children Katie, Cole, Elaine and Joel, all of whom reside in West Virginia. In his spare time, Ken enjoys hunting, camping, fly-fishing and shooting. He is also a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and green belt in Shorin Ryu Karate and acted as an assistant instructor for several years. Finally, Ken is also certified in First Aid/CPR/AED for Pediatrics, Children and Adults.


Practice Areas

Civil Litigation, Business and Commercial, Contracts, Insurance Law, Municipal Law, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Tort and Chemical Exposure


J.D., West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia, 1992

Honors: 1991 Bakers Cup for Appellate Advocacy

Honors: Graduated in Upper 15% of Class

B.S., West Virginia State College, Institute, West Virginia, 1989

History, summa cum laude

Honors: Dean’s List Every Semester

Major: Business Administration

Minor: Economics

Bar Admissions

Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, 1994

United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, 1992

U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia, 1994

U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1998

U.S. Supreme Court, 2003


Awards and Achievements

AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Ratings

America’s Most Honored Lawyers – Top 1% – American Registry

Winner, West Virginia Baker’s Cup in Appellate Advocacy

Worldwide Registry of Executives and Professionals – 2014

Member, West Virginia National Moot Court Team

Black Belt Tae Kwon Do

Green Belt Shorin Ryu Karate

Adult & Pediatric Certified in CPR / First Aid / AED – American Red Cross

Child & Baby Certified in CPR / First Aid / AED – American Red Cross

Affiliations and Community Involvement

Member, West Virginia State Bar

Member, Kanawha County Bar

State Liaison, Defense Research Institute

Member, Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia

Member, Bible Center Church – Active as Head Usher, Bus Driver and SERT Team Member

Gideons International Member – Speaker

NRA – Lifetime Member


Representative Matters

Calabrese v. City of Charleston, 204 W.Va. 650, 515 S.E.2d 814, 1999
Delp v. American National Red Cross, 2005 WL 192 4399, S.D.W. Va., 2005
Michael v. Marion County Board of Education, 198 W.Va. 523, 482 S.E.2d 140, 1996