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Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC
325 8th Street
Huntington, West Virginia 25701Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 304-523-2100
Fax: 304-523-2347, 304-523-9279
Toll Free: 800-982-3476
E-Mail: email@jenkinsfenstermaker.com
www.jenkinsfenstermaker.com
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2688, Huntington, WV 25726
Established: 1923

Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • State and Federal Courts
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Trial Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Toxic Torts
  • Construction Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • ERISA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Employment Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Declaratory Judgments
  • Extra-Contractual Law
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Automobile Warranty
  • Labor Negotiations
  • Counseling
  • Warranty Litigation
  • Trust Litigation
  • Title Insurance Litigation
  • Banking Litigation
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About Us
Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC is a multipractice law firm with a state and regional practice based in Huntington, West Virginia. The firm has been prominent in the West Virginia legal community for more than ninety years and represents individuals and businesses throughout West Virginia and in Kentucky, Ohio and the Southeast. Jenkins Fenstermaker also serves as local counsel for a number of Fortune 500 corporations.

The continued success and reputation of the firm have been built upon quality services, reasonable fees, and individualized attention to each client and each engagement. The firm is committed to client communication and satisfaction, and the firm's lawyers, representing eleven law schools, bring significant experience and personal and professional diversity to each representation.

Additional Areas of Practice: General Business and Corporate Practice which includes General Business Counseling, Formation of Business Entities, Purchase or Sale of Businesses and Business Assets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking, Collections, Creditors' Rights, Health Care, Condemnation, Commercial Real Estate, Estate Administration, Taxation, and Estate Planning, Surety and Tax Litigation.
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Additional Locations
Teays Valley, WV
Chase Professional Park
13 Chase Drive
Hurricane, West Virginia 25526
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
American Modern Home Insurance CompanyCincinnati Insurance Company
CNA Insurance CompaniesLexington Insurance Company
Liberty Mutual Insurance CompanyNorcal Mutual Insurance Company
OHIC Insurance CompanyOld Republic Surety Company
Progressive Paloverde Insurance CompanySafeco Insurance Company of America
St. Paul Insurance CompanyTravelers Insurance Companies
Travelers Property Casualty Insurance CompanyWausau Insurance Companies
Western Litigation, Inc.
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Personnel Information
Litigation Members
Barry M. Taylor
Huntington, WV
Years of Experience:32
Practice Areas
  • Medical Product Liability
  • Pharmacy Defense
  • Medical and Hospital Liability Defense
Admitted
  • West Virginia, 1983
  • Kentucky, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia, 2014
Memberships:
  • American, West Virginia, Kentucky and Cabell County (Past President) Bar Associations
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
Education:
  • The Ohio State University, B.A. (cum laude), 1980
  • The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, J.D., 1983
  • The University of the West Indies, LL.M., 1988
Born:1958
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Thomas E. Scarr
Huntington, WV
Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Labor and Employment
  • Employment Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
Admitted
  • West Virginia, 1981
  • Kentucky, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004
Memberships:
  • American, West Virginia, Kentucky, Cabell County and Kanawha County Bar Associations
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.A. (with distinction), 1978
  • College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, J.D., 1981
Born:1956
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Robert H. Sweeney, Jr.
Huntington, WV
Practice Areas
  • Construction Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Toxic Torts
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
Admitted
  • Delaware, 1989
  • West Virginia, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, District of Delaware, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1998
Memberships:
  • American, West Virginia, Delaware State and Cabell County Bar Associations
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
Education:
  • University of Delaware, B.A., 1986
  • College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, J.D., 1989
Born:1964
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Lee Murray Hall
Huntington, WV
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith
  • Personal Injury
  • Motor Vehicle
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1990
  • Indiana, 1992
  • West Virginia, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
Memberships:
  • American, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana State and Cabell County Bar Associations
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
Education:
  • Western Kentucky University, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1987
  • University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 1990
Law Review:
Associate Editor, Kentucky Law Review
Born:1965
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Steven K. Wellman
Huntington, WV
Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • West Virginia, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, 1998
  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, 1998
Additional Biographical Details:
Marshall University Alumni Board of Directors; AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Memberships:
  • American, West Virginia and Cabell County Bar Associations
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia Board of Governors
  • West Virginia Self-Insurers Association
Education:
  • Marshall University, B.A., 1994
  • University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 1998
Law Review:
Executive Editor, Journal of Natural Resources and Environmental Law
Born:1970
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Charles K. Gould
Huntington, WV
Practice Areas
  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability
  • Consumer Law
Admitted
  • Ohio, 1996
  • West Virginia, 1997
  • Supreme Court of Ohio, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
Memberships:
  • American, Ohio State, West Virgina and Cabell County Bar Associations
  • West Virginia State Bar
Education:
  • Ohio University, A.B. (summa cum laude), 1991
  • Case Western Reserve University, J.D., 1995
Honors:
Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Alpha Delta
Born:1969
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Brian S. Lindsay
Huntington, WV
Years of Experience:17
Practice Areas
  • Product Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • Insurance Coverage
Admitted
  • West Virginia, 1999
  • Kentucky, 2006
  • North Carolina, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2000
Memberships:
  • American, West Virginia, Kentucky and Cabell County Bar Associations
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
Education:
  • Eastern Kentucky University, B.B.A., 1989
  • University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 1999
Law Review:
Journal of Natural Resources and Environmental Law
Born:1967
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Arnold J. Janicker
Huntington, WV
Practice Areas
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Collections
  • Creditors' Rights
Admitted
  • West Virginia, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2009
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Education:
  • American University, B.A. (Dean's List), 1983
  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 2002
Law Review:
St. John's Law Review (Editor, 2001)
Born:1960
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Gary A. Matthews
Huntington, WV
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Design Professionals
  • Criminal Defense
  • Deliberate Intent
  • Employer Injury Claims
Admitted
  • West Virginia, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia, 2011
Memberships:
  • American and Cabell County Bar Associations
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
Education:
  • Marshall University, B.A. (magna cum laude, Dean's List), 1999
  • West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 2002
Born:1977
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Nathanial A. Kuratomi
Huntington, WV
E-Mail:nak@jenkinsfenstermaker.com
Practice Areas
  • Employment
  • Municipal Liability
  • Law Enforcement Liability
  • Civil Rights
  • Premises Liability
  • Personal Injury
Admitted
  • West Virginia, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2010
Memberships:
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Marshall University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2002
  • Dickinson School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2006
Born:1980
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Of Counsel
Barbara J. Keefer
Huntington, WV
E-Mail:bjk@jenkinsfenstermaker.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Agent and Brokers Errors and Omissions
  • Declaratory Judgments
  • Bad Faith
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage Issues
Admitted
  • West Virginia, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1982
Additional Biographical Details:
Super Lawyer 2009-2010, 2014-2016; Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee; Trained Mediator; Adjunct Professor Marshall University, 2011-2014; West Virginia Continuing Legal Education Insurance Law Presenter, 2009-2010 and 2015; Super Lawyer, 2015; AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Memberships:
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter Society
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
Education:
  • Marshall University, B.S., 1977
  • West Virginia University College of Law, J.D. (with honors), 1980
Born:1955
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Senior Counsel
Steven L. Snyder
Huntington, WV
E-Mail:sls@jenkinsfenstermaker.com
Years of Experience:24
Practice Areas
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Labor and Employment Counseling and Litigation
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1992
  • West Virginia, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth and Seventh Circuits, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, 2012
Additional Biographical Details:
AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2012-present; President, Tri-State SHRM; Board Member and Secretary, Huntington Area Habitat for Humanity; Board Member and Chair of Mission Services Committee, Goodwill Industries of KYOWVA Area, Inc.; Director, Huntington Museum of Art
Memberships:
  • American Arbitration Association (Arbitrator and Mediator)
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (Domain Name Panelist)
Education:
  • Antioch College, B.A. Communications, 1981
  • University of Illinois, M.S., 1987
  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D. (summa cum laude), 1992
  • Xavier University, M.B.A., 2011
Honors:
Order of the Coif
Language:
  • German
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Service Areas
Ashland, Kentucky15 miles
Greenup, Kentucky25 miles
Louisa, Kentucky35 miles
Gallipolis, Ohio45 miles
Ironton, Ohio20 miles
Portsmouth, Ohio51 miles
Beckley, West Virginia108 miles
Charleston, West Virginia40 miles
Hamlin, West Virginia30 miles
Hurricane, West Virginia28 miles
Logan, West Virginia70 miles
Morgantown, West Virginia205 miles
Parkersburg, West Virginia123 miles
Point Pleasant, West Virginia45 miles
Teays Valley, West Virginia33 miles
Wayne, West Virginia20 miles
Williamson, West Virginia80 miles
Winfield, West Virginia37 miles
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