Patricia A. Jennings
923 Third Avenue
Huntington, West Virginia 25701
Telephone: (866) 523-0499
Firm: Underwood Law Offices
At Underwood Law Offices, our West Virginia personal injury attorneys help victims of serious accidents recover the compensation they deserve.
Our trusted and dedicated attorneys put their skills to work for accident victims and their families in all types of serious and catastrophic injury cases – including car and truck accidents, construction accidents, coal mining accidents, medical malpractice injuries, product liability injuries, and wrongful death cases. We also assist clients with workers’ compensation claims, Social Security disability claims and West Virginia family law matters.
The attorneys at Underwood Law Offices have spent years earning their reputation as successful advocates for personal injury victims, no matter how difficult the case. We’re proud that our experience, hard work, and integrity have helped us win personal injury cases for clients who were turned away by other firms, all because they thought the client didn’t have a winning claim. We proved they did.
For more than 20 years, Jennings has practiced law in West Virginia, representing mostly employers and insurance companies. At Underwood, Jennings is applying the knowledge she’s gained doing defense work to her new practice representing injured plaintiffs.
A native of Huntington, Jennings received her J.D. from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary in 1990. After clerking for Judge Carl Goldstein in Delaware Superior Court, she joined the Huntington law firm of Jenkins Fenstermaker, where she remained for 14 years.
Initially, she focused her practice there on civil litigation. But as time went on, she moved into workplace law, creating and leading the firm’s first Workers’ Compensation Practice Group. Her practice included cases involving Workers’ Compensation, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and other employment-related matters.
When West Virginia lawmakers privatized the Workers’ Compensation system, Jennings joined the state’s first private Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier, BrickStreet Mutual Insurance Co., in Charleston, in 2006. At BrickStreet, Jennings handled claims litigation for policyholders and then moved into a more administrative role.
She found, however, that she missed litigation. She also found that she missed Huntington. So when an opportunity arose for her to come back to Huntington and begin a new practice focused on litigation, she took it.
Besides her love of the law, Jennings also values community involvement. Now that she’s working in her hometown and not having to take the daily commute to Charleston, Jennings is hoping to expand her activity with community organizations, including the Branches Domestic Violence Shelter, where she is on the board of directors.
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