Heather Heiskell Jones
Chair, Litigation Department | Member | Chair, Insurance Defense Practice Group | Co-Chair, Medical Monitoring, Product Liability Litigation, and Toxic Tort Litigation Practice Groups
Charleston, WV
office 304.340.3842
mobile 304.545.9393
  • Overview
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  • Admissions
  • Memberships
  • Publications & Presentations
  • Community Involvement
  • Personal Interests
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  • Results

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.

Education

  • West Virginia University, B.A., cum laude, 1984
  • University of Richmond, T. C. Williams School of Law, J.D., 1987
  • University of Virginia Trial Advocacy Institute, 1996

Experience

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

 

Appellate Litigation Chemical Deliberate Intent Litigation E-Discovery Energy Law Health Care Law Higher Education Insurance Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith Insurance Defense Insurance Government Relations & Regulatory Labor & Employment Law Litigation Litigation - The Battle Group Medical Monitoring Natural Resources Product Liability Litigation Shale Gas Law Toxic Tort Litigation

Distinctions

  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
  • Fellow, West Virginia Bar Foundation
  • Ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Litigation: General Commercial
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Nominated by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

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

Memberships

  • Permanent Member, Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • Past President, West Virginia State Bar Foundation

Publications & Presentations

  • Featured in "Team Chemistry - Cytec Industries Inc. and Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC" by Steven Andersen, Counsel to Counsel Magazine, Fall 2010

Community Involvement

  • Former Member, West Virginia University Alumni Board
  • Leadership West Virginia, 1996

Personal Interests













Zevon & Heather
 
  • Animal lover
  • Birder
  • Gardener
  • Golfer
  • Lacrosse lover
  • Artist
  • Photographer
  • Online entrepreneur of festive men's jackets

 
Spilman Ranked in Chambers USA 2017 Spilman Member Heiskell Jones Inducted Into Litigation Counsel of America 62 Spilman Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers 2017 Spilman Practice Groups & Attorneys Ranked in 2016 Chambers USA  57 Spilman Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers 2016 Spilman Practice Groups & Attorneys Ranked in 2015 Chambers USA  The West Virginia Business Court Division — Amendments to the Rules 56 Spilman Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers 2015 Spilman Practice Groups & Attorneys Ranked in Chambers USA Spilman Attorney Heather Heiskell Jones Named W.Va. Bar Foundation Fellow University Reaches Final Settlement of High-Profile Construction Litigation Matter