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Hendrickson & Long, PLLC

214 Capitol St.
Charleston, WV 25301

Tel: 304-346-5500
Direct: 304-414-4353
Mobile: 304-522-2747
Fax: 304-346-5515
Email: jcecil@handl.com

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, a three-time recipient of the Presidential Award of Academic Excellence, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After graduating summa cum laude, John attended the West Virginia University College of Law. He was a recipient of the Philip H. Hill Scholarship and CALI Awards for Legal Research and Writing, Administrative Law, and Professional Responsibility. He earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2002.

Following his graduation, John clerked for the Honorable O.C. Spaulding, former Chief Judge for the Twenty-Ninth Judicial Circuit in Putnam County, West Virginia. Since his clerkship, John has focused his practice on litigation, successfully representing individuals, governmental entities, and corporations in both state and federal courts in a variety of cases ranging from contractual disputes to wrongful death actions.

Practice Areas

Appellate, Business, Civil Litigation, Construction LawInsurance Defense, Personal Injury, Product Liability


J.D., West Virginia University College of Law, 2002

B.A., summa cum laude, West Virginia University, 1999

Bar Admissions

Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia

United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia

United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

Affiliations and Community Involvement

Member, West Virginia State Bar

Member, Kanawha County Bar Association

Representative Cases

Cunningham Energy, LLC v. Outman, 2013 WL 5274361 (S.D. W. Va. Sept. 18, 2013)

Wright v. Sutton, 2011 WL 1232607 (S.D. W.Va. Mar. 29, 2011)

White v. Am. Gen. Ins. Co., 651 F. Supp. 2d 530 (S.D. W. Va. 2009)

State ex rel. Nationwide Mut. Ins. Co. v. Kaufman, 222 W. Va. 37, 658 S.E.2d 728 (2008)

Turnpike Ford, Inc. v. Ford Motor Co., 415 F. Supp. 2d 666 (S.D. W. Va. 2006)

State ex rel. Valley Radiology, Inc. v. Gaughan, 220 W. Va. 73, 640 S.E.2d 136 (2006)