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Charleston Attorney
David K. Hendrickson

Phone: 304.346.5500


Languages: English

David K. Hendrickson, a founding partner of Hendrickson & Long, PLLC, is one of West Virginia’s most experienced litigation attorneys. With more than 34 years of trial experience, Dave is one of the leading attorneys in toxic tort litigation that West Virginia has to offer. He is especially knowledgeable in cases involving many known toxic substance, including asbestosacrylamidebenzenePCBsolventsaromatic hydrocarbons, and multi-chemical sensitivities.

Dave’s practice extends beyond toxic tort cases. He also litigates cases involving personal injuryinsurance defense, and general business litigation as well as many product liability claims and has proven himself skilled in cases involving a wide range of products.

Dave has represented a wide range of clients, from corporations and employers in premises and deliberate intent claims to manufacturers in claims of chemical exposures and all types of product liability claims. He has also represented manufacturers and premises owners in mass trial and class action litigation, winning defense verdicts in these highly specialized areas.

Dave’s quiver also includes extensive experience litigating issues surrounding oil and gas leases, easement disputes, and other defense scenarios typical of natural resource distributors.

In addition to being a premier litigator, Dave mediates and arbitrates dozens of cases a year, proving adept at resolving a multitude of litigious disputes in a quick, efficient and economic manner, while also recognizing when an agreed-upon resolution may not be possible on a given day. Dave also has served as discovery commissioner on a variety of cases and has acted as an expert witness.

Dave is a former captain in the United States Army. He is a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. Several national publications have recognized Dave’s legal skills: Chambers, USABest Lawyers in America©Super Lawyers; and Litigation Magazine in the area of Corporate Litigation. And America’s Top Attorneys recently named Dave One of America’s Top 100 Attorneys in Bet-the Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, High Stakes Litigation, and Product Liability Litigation. Additionally, U.S. News and World Report has recognized Hendrickson & Long as a Tier 1 Law Firm in Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, and Construction Litigation for the past several years.

Dave’s commitment and dedication extend beyond his law practice to his profession at large and to the community. He currently shares his skills by serving on the boards of several charitable, civic, and social organizations. Dave is a proponent of post-high school education for all West Virginians and has served three terms as the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

Practice Areas:

  • Arbitration and Mediation Services
  • Business
  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Mineral Rights
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Toxic Tort


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Representative Cases:


  • Author and Presenter, “Conducting Interviews and Investigations for West Virginia Paralegals” – Institute for Paralegal Education (IPE), Eau Clair, Wisconsin
  • Author, “Retention and Graduation Rates ‘What Does Your Report Card Say?’” – Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
  • Author, “What Will Become of the College Campus?” – Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
  • Presenter, “Advanced Mediation Practices” – West Virginia State Bar, 2015

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Hendrickson & Long PLLC

214 Capitol St
Charleston, WV 25301
United States

Law Firm Contact: David Hendrickson

Tel: 304.346.5500



Member Since: 2020

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