Jeffery L. Robinette
Jeff Robinette, National Board Certified Trial Attorney
I am a West Virginia personal injury lawyer who represents individuals who have been seriously injured or killed due to the irresponsible acts of an individual or company or have suffered financial losses due to property damage or professional malpractice. As a partner in a leading West Virginia insurance defense law firm prior to founding the Robinette Legal Group, PLLC in 1999, I gained valuable insight into the insurance industry claims settlement practices.
As a National Board Certified Trial Attorney who has handled hundreds of motor vehicle, injury, and construction defect claims and a leading author on insurance claims settlement issues and difficulties in West Virginia, I am uniquely qualified to represent your best interest.
Prior to law school, I served as an artillery, intelligence, and psychological operations officer and an accomplished paratrooper (Jump Master Qualified) in the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division. I am proud to have contributed to the defense of our country.
In my legal practice, I offer my clients the same honor, dedication and discipline. Whether fighting an insurance claim denial or taking a personal injury claim to trial to get the best recovery for a client, I will use the strategic skills and discipline I gained in the Army to fight for your best possible result. Respect, compassion, and integrity is my guarantee to our clients, along with attention to detail and hard work.
Fighting for the Rights of the Injured
No one expects their life will be suddenly and permanently changed as a result of a sudden, tragic event. Because wrongdoers give no advance warning of their careless behavior, even safety-minded people are not always able to avoid injury. Wherever tragedy occurs, it leaves its permanent scars on people’s lives and turns their world upside down.
That’s why I go to work every day: to provide you and other injury victims and their families the essential information and compassionate legal help which will enable you all to maximize your efforts to rebuild your lives.
Uniquely Qualified to Help You
Prior to representing injured individuals exclusively, I was a partner in a major West Virginia law firm where I focused my law practice on defending serious and catastrophic injury claims, and had countless opportunities to gain inside knowledge of the operations and dangers of coal mines, power plants, and other industrial sites. I have litigated and tried numerous and varied civil cases, including serious personal injury and wrongful death cases.
I now devote my entire law practice to representing injury victims with a focus on catastrophic injury claims. I have handled hundreds of serious and catastrophic injury claims caused by motor vehicle collisions and unsafe work environments, the two leading causes of serious and catastrophic injuries in the United States.
Education and Accomplishments
I was admitted to practice law in 1991 and am licensed in all levels of state and federal trial courts in West Virginia. I am also licensed in all state and federal appeals courts in West Virginia and the United States Supreme Court.
Education accomplishments include graduation from Concord College in 1983 with a degree in political science and history, and graduation from West Virginia University College of Law in 1991 where I was an editor of the West Virginia Law Review.
Legal experience also includes serving as adjunct lecturer on appellate advocacy at West Virginia University College of Law. I am also a trained mediator and have completed the basic and advanced mediation training sponsored by the West Virginia State Bar.
Publishing accomplishments include serving as editor and a contributing author of the West Virginia Law Review, and I am a leading author on West Virginia injury victims’ rights, having published three books for the purpose of assisting injured people and their families to understand their legal rights after a traumatic injury or tragic, unexpected death.
Memberships include of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Elite Lawyers of America, whose memberships are limited to lawyers who have attained multiple, multi-million dollar recoveries for personal injury victims.
Recent accomplishments include achieving the distinction of becoming a National Board Certified Trial Attorney, a designation reached by only 3% of lawyers nationwide.
I am the founding member of Robinette Legal Group, PLLC, a personal injury law firm devoted to fighting for the rights of injured people throughout West Virginia, and look forward to serving you.
Lifetime member of the 82nd Airborne Division
Mr. Robinette and his wife, Terri, are committed supporters of the Ronald McDonald House of Morgantown. Click link to visit our "Giving Back" page.
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
- Bad Faith Insurance
- Banking & Finance Law
- Business & Commercial Law
- Construction Law
- Ethics & Professional Responsibility
- Insurance Law
- Litigation & Appeals
- Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
- Products Liability Law
- Legal Malpractice
- Toxic Torts
- Wrongful Death - Plaintiff
Certified Legal Specialties
- Nationally Board Certified Trial Attorney, National Board of Trial Advocacy
- West Virginia
- West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia - 1991
- Law Review: West Virginia Law Review, Editor
- Concord College - 1983
- Honors: Member, Dean's List
- Honors: Member, National Dean's List
- Honors: Singleton Fraiser Legislative Internship
- State Farm
- State Auto
- Roadway Corporation
- Triple S Harley Davidson
- R. Scott Summers
- Appellate Advocacy, WVU College of Law, August 1, 2000 - May 18, 2001
Honors and Awards
- National Board Certified Trial Attorney
- Multi-million Dollar Advocate
- Elite Lawyers of America
- Avvo Client's Choice Award, 2012 - Present
Professional Associations and Memberships
- The Gideons International, Member
- 82nd Airborne Division Association, Member
- American Association for Justice, Member
- Brain Injury Association of West Virginia, Member
- West Virginia Bar Association
Past Employment Positions
- Jackson Kelly, Partner, January 1, 1996 - March 16, 1999
Pro Bono Activities
- Supporter of the Ronald McDonald House, February 6, 2013 - Present
- Robinette Enterprises, LLC
Jeff Robinette is a member of the American Society of Legal Advocates which is an invitation-only, nationwide organization of the top 2% of elite lawyers in practice today who combine stellar legal credentials with a proven commitment to community engagement and the highest professional standards.