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Professional Experience

  • Best Lawyers in America (Natural Resources)
  • West Virginia Super Lawyers (Energy & Natural Resources)
  • AV rating, Martindale-Hubble
  • American Bar Association Fellow
  • West Virginia State Bar Foundation Fellow
  • West Virginia Bar Association Award of Merit, 2006
  • Permanent Member, Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference Mingo County Board of Education Elected Member, 1977-1982, 1998-2002

Civic Activities

  • Mingo County Board of Education President, 1998-2000
  • West Virginia Board of Education Member, 2000-2003
  • West Virginia Board of Education President, 2002-2003
  • School Building Authority of West Virginia Member, 2001-2003
  • West Virginia Land and Mineral Owners Board of Directors, 2008

Howard M. Persinger, Jr.


For nearly 57 years, Howard M. Persinger Jr. has been a leader in the field of natural resource law. Howard’s experience in counseling clients has made him one of the region’s most respected attorneys. He began his law practice in his hometown of Williamson, West Virginia, and his work has been influential in the evolution of West Virginia’s energy industry. Practicing law since 1964, his various admissions include the U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court, and more.

In 2008, his son, Howard M. Persinger, III, joined the firm (Persinger & Persinger, L.C.) with specialties in litigation, personal injury, and natural resources law.


Bar & Court Admissions

  • West Virginia
  • Virginia
  • Pennsylvania
  • Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of WV
  • Supreme Court of Appeals of WV
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education and Military

  • A.B., Davidson College, 1959
  • LLB, University of Virginia School of Law, 1964
  • Captain in the United States Army Security Agency, stationed in Okinawa, 1959-1961


86 Years of Combined Experience

Meet Our Team

Howard Persinger Jr

Howard M. Persinger, Jr.

Howard Persinger III

Howard "Mo" Persinger, III


Robin L. Adkins Phelps


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