W. Henry Jernigan

W. Henry Jernigan

Of Counsel


  • Appellate
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Class Action
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

WSG Practice Industries


Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
West Virginia, U.S.A.


Henry focuses on the defense of complex litigation involving corporate disputes and product liability claims. He served as a law clerk for H.E. Widener, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Bar Admissions

    West Virginia

Court Admissions
    U.S. Supreme Court
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
    U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia


  • Washington and Lee University School of Law (J.D., 1975)
  • Washington and Lee University (B.S., 1972)
    • Commerce
Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution | Antitrust & Trade Regulation | Appellate | Class Action | Litigation | Mass Tort | Natural Resources Industry | Product Liability | Tort

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Best Lawyers® 
    • "Lawyer of the Year" in Charleston for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2016)
    • "Lawyer of the Year" in Charleston for Bet-the-Company Litigation (2015) 
    • "Lawyer of the Year" in Charleston for Energy Law (2018, 2020)
    • Antitrust Law, Arbitration, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Energy Law, Litigation – Antitrust, Mediation, Mining Law, Natural Resources Law, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2021)
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Chambers USA®: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Litigation: General Commercial 
  • West Virginia Super Lawyers® 
  • Top Commercial Lawyers, The American Lawyers 
  • Leading WV Business Lawyer by WV Inc. (2007) 
  • Local Litigation Star in Benchmark Litigation
  • Fellow in Litigation Counsel of America
  • Retired Partner Award from Dinsmore (2018)

Professional Associations

  • West Virginia State Bar Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, past president and Board of Directors
  • Defense Research Institute, past West Virginia State Representative
  • Federalist Society
  • Rotary International, Paul Harris Scholar
  • Thomas Memorial Hospital Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Charleston Area Alliance, Business Development Committee
  • United Way of the Greater Kanawha Valley, Campaign Coordination Committee
  • West Virginia Coal Association
  • Carnegie Hall of West Virginia, Board of Directors
  • Fund for the Arts, Board of Directors
  • West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, chairman, Civil Justice Committee
  • WV Bar Foundation, fellow