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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Heather Heiskell Jones

Heather Heiskell Jones

Chair, Insurance Defense
Co-Chair, Medical Monitoring, Product Liability Litigation, and Toxic


  • Appellate Litigation
  • Deliberate Intent Litigation
  • Chemical
  • Battle Group - Litigation

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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
West Virginia, U.S.A.

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Ms. Jones' primary practice is litigation, including healthcare litigation, toxic tort matters, medical monitoring and other class actions, product liability matters, employment discrimination and employer liability claims, deliberate intent claims, and insurance bad faith claims. She also is experienced handling cases in the West Virginia Business Court Division and has completed advanced mediation training with the West Virginia State Bar.

Bar 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


  • 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
Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution | Appellate Litigation | Battle Group - Litigation | Battle Group-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 | Insurance Govt. Relations/ Regulatory | Labor & Employment Law | Litigation | Litigation - The Battle Group | Medical Monitoring | Natural Resources | Nursing Homes | Product Liability Litigation | Shale Gas Law | Toxic Tort Litigation

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Serving as lead attorney for businesses and employers in catastrophic injury and death cases involving alleged deliberate intent
  • 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 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
  • Serving as lead attorney for the nation's leading collegiate sports marketing company in a dispute involving multi-media rights



    Publications & Presentations

    • Presenter, "Jury Selection/Voir Dire," 31st Annual Medical Device Seminar, June 2018
    • Featured in "Team Chemistry - Cytec Industries Inc. and Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC" by Steven Andersen, Counsel to Counsel Magazine, Fall 2010

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