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Jon B. Orndorff
Jon B. Orndorff
Representing individual and corporate clients across a variety of matters in West Virginia and beyond.

About Jon B. Orndorff

Jon Orndorff has twenty-five years of experience litigating matters involving toxic torts, product liability, premises liability, pharmaceuticals, class actions, insurance defense (including third party disputes and coverage issues), trucking and automotive, banking and credit unions, and appellate issues.

He is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and throughout West Virginia and Kentucky. He has trial experience in West Virginia, California, Oregon, and New York. Jon has defended numerous corporate defendants in trial courts across the country and before the mass litigation panel in West Virginia. He has served as national coordinating counsel for multiple corporate defendants involved in product liability litigation nationwide, with an unparalleled success record of dramatically lowering clients’ case numbers, costs and risk.

Jon also is a professional member of the International Association of Defense Counsel; Defense Research Institute; and the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia. He is rated an AV® PreeminentTM Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, representing the recognition of the highest level of professional excellence by his peers. Jon was selected among the 2023 Best Lawyers in America for the categories of Litigation – Insurance, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial
  • Banking and Credit Union

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia
  • Kentucky
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States


  • J.D., West Virginia University College of Law
  • B.A., Washington and Lee University

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • International Association of Defense Counsel, Professional Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, Member


  • Best Lawyers: Best Lawyer, Litigation-Insurance, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions -Defendants, and Product Liability Litigation (2024)
  • AV®️ Preeminent™️ Lawyer