Jones, Heather Heiskell

  • Member
  • Chair, Litigation Department
Charleston, W.Va.
304.340.3842 - office
304.545.9393 - mobile

Education

  • West Virginia University, B.A., cum laude, 1984
  • University of Richmond, T. C. Williams School of Law, J.D., 1987

Admissions

  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Ms. Jones' primary practice is litigation, including toxic tort, medical monitoring class actions, multi-media rights claims, employment discrimination claims, product liability, including medical device and pharmaceutical products, employer liability, negligence, deliberate intent and insurance bad faith. She is experienced handling cases in the West Virginia Business Court Division.

Representative Experience

  • Lead counsel for the nation's leading collegiate sports marketing company in a dispute involving multi-media rights
  • Lead counsel for chemical companies in toxic tort, product liability and medical monitoring class actions
  • Lead counsel in employment matters, including gender discrimination/harassment claims
  • Lead counsel for businesses and employers in catastrophic injury and death cases involving alleged deliberate intent
  • Lead counsel for companies in litigation before the Mass Litigation Panel in West Virginia
  • Lead counsel for manufacturers and distributors in product liability cases, including medical device and pharmaceutical products
  • Lead counsel for intermediate care facilities in negligence litigation
  • Lead counsel for businesses in cases involving commercial disputes, breach of contract and tortious interference with a business relationship
  • Lead counsel for insurers in cases involving bad faith and violation of the Unfair Trade Practices Act, extracontractual and coverage issues
  • Trial Advocacy Institute, University of Virginia, 1996

Awards & Distinctions

  • West Virginia Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Litigation: General Commercial
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Affiliations

  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • Permanent Member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • West Virginia University Alumni Board
  • West Virginia State Bar Foundation, past president
  • Leadership West Virginia, Alumnus, 1996

Publications

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