Jenkins Fenstermaker Attorneys Named “Lawyer of the Year”

Four Jenkins Fenstermaker attorneys were named 2019 Charleston, WV “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America®. Honored were Stephen Golder, Lee Murray Hall, Robert Sweeney, Jr. and Steven Wellman.

Stephen Golder

Stephen Golder

Stephen Golder was honored as 2019 Charleston, WV “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Real Estate Law.

Lee Murray Hall

Lee Murray Hall

Lee Murray Hall was honored as the 2019 Charleston, WV “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Insurance Law.

Robert Sweeney, Jr.

Robert Sweeney, Jr.

Robert Sweeney, Jr. was honored as the 2019 Charleston, WV “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Litigation-Construction.

Steven Wellman

Steven Wellman

Steven Wellman was honored as the 2019 Charleston, WV “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Workers’ Compensation Law-Employers.

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About Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC

Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC attorneys pride themselves on quality representation, superior service, and dedication to their clients’ needs. The firm’s lawyers provide counsel and legal representation in business and commercial, labor and employment, and civil litigation matters, as well as estate planning services. Based in West Virginia, the firm also routinely handles legal matters in Kentucky and Ohio. The firm and its attorneys have been nationally recognized in Chambers USA, Martindale-Hubbell, and U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms.

Jenkins Fenstermaker attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers®

Huntington, W.Va., <July 23, 2018>: Eleven attorneys from Jenkins Fenstermaker were selected by their peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America © 2019.

The attorneys were recognized in the following areas:

  • Wesley F. Agee – Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Henry C. Bowen – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Stephen J. Golder – Business Organizations (including LLCs and partnerships); Commercial Transactions/UCC Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Real Estate Law
  • Lee Murray Hall – Insurance Law
  • James W. Heslep – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Brian S. Lindsay – Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
  • Charlotte A. Hoffman Norris – Employment Law – Management; Health Care Law; Litigation – ERISA
  • Thomas E. Scarr – Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Construction; Litigation – ERISA; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Robert “Bo” Sweeney, Jr. – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Construction; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
  • Barry M. Taylor – Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Steven Wellman – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC, provides representation in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio, backed by more than 90 years of legal experience. Clients can find attorneys dedicated to quality, detail-oriented representation in business and commercial law; wills, trusts and estates; litigation; and labor and employment law.

West Virginia OrthoNeuro welcomes Endovascular Neurosurgeon James Harman, D.O.

The state’s only endovascular, fellowship-trained neurosurgeon joins West Virginia OrthoNeuro, further expanding the organization’s team of highly-skilled and compassionate physicians.

Dr. James Harman specializes in the minimally invasive treatment of stroke, brain aneurysms, brain/spine arteriovenous malformations, brain/spine arteriovenous fistulas, trauma to blood vessels of the head and brain, inflammation and spasming of the brain blood vessels, carotid artery disease, tumors of the brain and spine, intractable nose bleeds, functional procedures, and spinal procedures.

Dr. Harman completed his neurosurgery residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey. He also received fellowship training in Endovascular Neurosurgery at the North Jersey Brain and Spine Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University and his Doctor of Osteopathy from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia.

“We are very excited to welcome Dr. Harman to our practice,” said Diana Williamson, CEO for West Virginia OrthoNeuro. “As the only endovascular neurosurgeon in West Virginia, he brings new services to our region that will be of great benefit to the community.”

Dr. Harmon comes to Charleston with his wife, four children, and dog. He enjoys outdoor activities including trail running and mountain biking, and he loves music, movies, and spending time with his family.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment with Dr. James Harman please call 304-344-3551 or visit

West Virginia OrthoNeuro is a multidisciplinary center of board-certified and board-eligible physicians specializing in comprehensive surgical services in Orthopedics, Neurosurgery and Spine, Foot & Ankle and Physical Therapy Services. West Virginia OrthoNeuro provides patients throughout the region with personal relationships, quality healthcare, and service.