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Evan S. Aldridge



  • J.D., West Virginia University College of Law (2018)
  • Masters of Business Administration, West Virginia University (2018)
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, West Virginia University (2015)
    • Finance


  • West Virginia
    • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia (2018)
    • United State District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia (2019)
    • United State District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia (2019)
  • Ohio
    • Supreme Court of Ohio (2021)


Evan Aldridge chose to become an attorney because of his interest in business, and it’s those degrees in business that offer him a deeper understanding and appreciation for how his clients’ needs fit within their business plans. He can tailor his representation beyond general practice by focusing on what is most important to the client.

Since 2018, Evan has primarily represented clients in business matters, construction law, deliberate intent matters, and business litigation. He has helped clients throughout the entire lifespan of companies, from incorporation to licensing, real estate purchases, employment agreements, termination, and litigation. His familiarity with client issues throughout the company's growth and maturity provides a unique perspective to identify present and future issues.

“When distilled down to the simplest form, the practice of law is about helping people solve their problems. As convoluted as those problems may be, at the end of the day, you’re improving your client’s situation.”

Outside the office, Evan enjoys following West Virginia University sports, catching up with friends, and working on his family’s farm.


Professional Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • Associated Builders & Contractors – West Virginia Chapter
  • Financial Management Association International
  • Gas and Oil Association of West Virginia (GO-WV)
  • Kanawha County Bar Association
  • USLAW Network
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • West Virginia Defense Trial Counsel
  • Leadership West Virginia (2024)

Community Involvement

  • Cabell County (WV) Special Olympics, Volunteer
  • Central Christian Church (Huntington, WV), Deacon
  • Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer
  • Legal Aid of West Virginia, Volunteer
  • West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • West Virginia State Bar: Tuesday Legal Connect, Volunteer
  • West Virginia University Alumni Association, Member
  • West Virginia University Mountaineer Athletic Club, Member


Representative Legal Work

  • Successfully tried multiple cases, including first chair experience as the lead attorney
  • Represented companies in breach of contract, negligence, breach of warranty, civil conspiracy, and other suits
  • Represented companies in lawsuits, mediation, arbitration, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution
  • Represented companies in multiple states and jurisdictions
  • Represented contractors in contractual and performance disputes including breach of contract, negligence, breach of warranty, and related allegations
  • Represented an engineering firm for alleged professional negligence of work/design
  • Represented companies through drafting, reviewing, and advising on contracts including multi-decade leases, multi-million dollar projects/purchases, a billion-dollar construction project, company purchases, and common day-to-day transactions
  • Represented companies through the process of creating a business entity, drafting governing documents, and registering the business with the state
  • Represented companies and individuals in litigation such as employment disputes, personal injury, slip-and-falls, estate, wills & trusts, conversion, debt owed, aircraft purchase agreements, and other “general” matters
  • Represented a barge company in multiple Jones Act, maritime law (workplace injury) settlements, and maritime vessel purchases/leases
  • Represented companies in disputes related to coal mining, oil and gas, and timber operations and employees
  • Represented oil and gas companies in negligence and deliberate intent suits
  • Represented mining companies in severe injury cases in deep mine and surface mining
  • Represented multiple companies interested by serving as outside general counsel to advise company principals, employees, and affiliates on legal matters and best practices
  • Represented companies and individuals’ interests related to personal property and real estate matters, including drafting property transfer documents, performing title work, estate disputes, and other property ownership-related actions
  • Represented a midstream oil and natural gas company in an OSHA regulatory/administrative action related to employee injuries and a fatality
  • Represented companies in litigation related to or involving state and federal agencies including the Attorney General’s office, OSHA, a Public Service Commission, MSHA, DOJ, WVDEP, WVDOH, WVDOT, WVMSHT, WVSOS, and others
  • Represented trucking and insured drivers in relation to motor vehicle accidents, including litigation and complex post-accident investigations of serious injury and fatal accidents
  • Represented companies in relation to disputes involving WVDOH & WVDOT projects
  • Represented an array of industries in workplace injuries suits including claims of Deliberate Intent
  • Represented employers in suits related to serious injury and wrongful death, including obtaining summary judgment in favor of the defendants on the merits of the case

Representative Federal Cases

  • Presley v. Shine Elec. Grp., No. 2:19-CV-750, (S.D. W.Va. 2020)
  • Johnstown Tube Laser, LLC v. Energy Resource Group, LLC  No. 3:21-CV-10 (W.D. Pa. 2021)
  • CNX Midstream Devco I LP v. Applied Constr. Sols., Inc., No. 2:20-CV-290 (W.D. Pa. 2021)
  • Lovejoy v. Amcox Oil & Gas, LLC, No. 2:20-CV-537 (S.D. W.Va. 2023)
  • Richards v. Octane Env't, LLC, No. 1:18-CV-157, (N.D. W.Va. 2023)
  • Carder, et al. v. Hoveround Corporation, et al. No. 2:21-CV-511 (S.D. W.Va. 2023)

Other Legal Experience

  • Attorney, Gemondo & McQuiggan, LLP (2018-2019)
  • Intern, West Virginia University Health System (2018)
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation Clinic, West Virginia University College of Law (2017-2018)
  • Extern, St. Mary’s Medical Center (Huntington, WV) (2016 & 2017)


Honors & Awards

  • Listed, West Virginia Super Lawyers - Rising Stars 
    • Business/Corporate (2024)
  • West Virginia University College of Law Pro Bono Distinction
  • West Virginia University College of Law Title Research Certification
  • WVU Health Law Society, co-founder & Vice President (2017-2018)
  • Bloom Scholar (West Virginia University College of Law)
  • Rhododendron Scholar (West Virginia University)
  • Promise Scholar (West Virginia University)
  • Summa Cum Laude (West Virginia University College of Business & Economics, M.B.A., 2018)

Practice Concentrations

  • Business & Corporate Litigation
  • Construction
  • Contract Drafting & Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Maritime
  • Natural Resource (Coal, Oil & Gas, Timber)
  • Outside General Counsel
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Property (including Real Estate)
  • Regulatory Litigation
  • Transactional Drafting & Litigation
  • Transportation Litigation (Accident Response, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Trucking, DOH)
  • Workplace Liability (Deliberate Intent/Employer Liability)
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