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G. Kenneth Robertson

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 …

Lauren Jarvis Shah

Lauren Jarvis Shah joined Hendrickson & Long, PLLC in Spring 2023, immediately continuing her recognized history of defending in mass litigation and against toxic torts claims. Lauren joined H&L after eight-plus years representing clients at another prestigious West Virginia Law Firm, and also worked at a national insurance defense firm. Lauren, who grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee, graduated cum laude from the University of Tennessee in 2010, with a Bachelor of Arts in History. She …

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 H. Tinney, Jr.

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

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, …

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 …

R. Scott Long

Founding Partner R. Scott Long is a highly competitive litigator with the ability to relate to clients and juries alike. He and David K. Hendrickson started Hendrickson & Long, PLLC over 20 years ago. Their mutual goal was to establish a litigation boutique firm consisting of attorneys with true trial experience who are driven to obtain superior client results. Throughout his extensive career, Scott has developed a reputation as a go-to civil litigator in West …