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H. Jerome Sparks | H and L

Hendrickson & Long, PLLC

214 Capitol St.
Charleston, WV 25301

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

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 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. Jerome worked briefly as a law clerk for a New Orleans law firm but, after graduating from law school, he was determined to return to his home state of West Virginia.

Jerome’s primary areas of practice include toxic tort defense, product liability defense, and general defense litigation. An experienced toxic tort litigator in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, Jerome works hard to demonstrate to his clients that their faith in him is well placed.

In his spare time, Jerome enjoys reading, watching movies, and writing fiction. His written works have been published through the Amazon Kindle program and through a small, independent publishing company. You can find Jerome’s books on Amazon at this link.

Practice Areas

Product Liability, Toxic Tort


J.D., Tulane University Law School, 2002

M.A., Marshall University Graduate College (formerly West Virginia Graduate College), 1995

B.A., University of Charleston, 1992

Bar Admissions

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 Southern District of West Virginia

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Affiliations and Community Involvement

Member, American Bar Association

Member, West Virginia State Bar

Representative Cases

Ferrell v. Finance Am., LLC,2011 WL 1259497 (S.D. W. Va. Mar. 30, 2011)

Stalnaker v. Fidelity & Deposit Co., 2011 WL 1113407 (S.D. W. Va. Mar. 25, 2011)

Deluca v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, 2011 WL 805862 (S.D. W. Va. Mar. 2, 2011)

Continental Cas. Co. v. American Home Assur. Co., 2010 WL 1417812 (S.D. W. Va. Apr. 2, 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 5, 2006)

Roney v. Gencorp, 431 F. Supp.2d 622 (S.D. W. Va. May 9, 2006)

Realco Ltd. Liab. Co. v. Apex Rest., Inc.,624 S.E.2d 594 (W. Va. 2005)

Hesson v. Morrison-Knudsen Co., Inc., 117 Fed. Appx. 857 (4th Cir. 2004)