Angela  - D. - Herdman

Angela D. Herdman

Charleston, W.Va.
304.340.3891 - office
304.545.6819 - mobile


  • Purdue University, B.A. in Communications, 1986
  • West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 2000


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
Ms. Herdman's primary practice is litigation, including insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, agency, bankruptcy, distressed loans, negligence, medical malpractice, products liability, discrimination, inmates' rights and class actions. Ms. Herdman has also advised and assisted in the formation of partnerships and limited liability companies and has experience in licensure issues for medical professionals.

Representative Experience

Creditors' Rights / Bankruptcy Law

  • Advising clients regarding bankruptcy and distressed loans
  • Negotiating workout agreements between institutional financial clients and commercial borrowers
  • Representing institutional financial clients as both secured and unsecured creditors in individual and commercial Chapter 11 cases
  • Representing institutional financial clients as both secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 12 cases
  • Representing institutional financial clients in various stages of collection, including relief from stay proceedings, state and federal court deficiency actions, foreclosures and repossession and sale of personal property

Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith

  • Representing insurance companies before various Circuit Courts and District Courts in West Virginia
  • Advising insurance companies regarding claims handling, insurance coverage, bad faith litigation, agency issues, and bodily injury and property damage litigation
  • Advising insurance agents regarding negligence and bad faith litigation
  • Assisting in the defense of insurance companies in insurance coverage and bad faith litigation
  • Assisting insurance agents in negligence and bad faith litigation
  • Preparing and arguing cases before the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia and the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia

General Litigation

  • Represented clients in matters involving breach of contract
  • Advised and assisted medical professionals regarding licensure issues and representation of medical professionals before the State Medical Board of West Virginia


  • Co-Chair (2013) and Chair (2013 - 2014), Insurance Subcommittee, West Virginia Defense Trial Counsel
  • American Inns of Court, Judge John A. Field, Jr. Chapter, 2009 - 2011
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, 2005 - present
  • Defense Research Institute, 2004 - 2006
  • American Bar Association, 2000 - 2002
  • Kanawha County Bar Association, 2000 - 2002, 2004 - present
  • International Association of Special Investigative Units, West Virginia Chapter, 2003 - 2005
  • Member, International Association of Arson Investigators, West Virginia Chapter, 1991 - 1993, 2000 - 2006
  • Clinical Law Program, 1999 - 2000
  • President, Volunteer Law Clerks Association, 1999 - 2000
  • Member, Volunteer Law Clerks Association, 1998 - 1999
  • Volunteer, Appalachian Center, 1998 - 1999


  • Nominated by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for Litigation - Insurance



  • Former Casualty Claim Manager and Special Claim Representative for Nationwide Insurance
  • Worked in mortgage department for Huntington National Bank
  • Former Claims Specialist and Representative for State Farm Insurance Companies
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