Commercial Litigation & Arbitration

West Virginia Commercial Litigation & Arbitration Attorneys

Over 65 Years of Demonstrated Success

If you’re facing a dispute involving your business or the businesses of others, the first thing you need to do is hire a lawyer with litigation experience. Litigation can happen in state and federal courts, as well as in private arbitration, depending on the case. Persinger & Persinger, L.C.’s team has more than six decades of legal experience and has litigated countless cases in order to protect our clients’ best interests. You want trust a firm who is known for their professionalism and advocacy – trust our West Virginia commercial litigation and arbitration attorneys to take your case and help you provide for a better future.

Contact us online or call (304) 346-9333 to be helped out by our understanding and supportive team.

Arbitration & Litigation

Legal disputes can be handled through arbitration or litigation, and both can be effective, depending on your unique situation and what your relationship is like with the parties involved.


Arbitration is considered Alternative Dispute Resolution, and occurs when both sides agree to meet and respect the decision of the arbitrator, who is typically an attorney with experience in your respective fields. In this way, arbitration is known as a private settlement between parties because it doesn’t involve the court system.

Arbitration can be both voluntary and mandatory – it can be a required process for parties if they had a pre-established clause demanding arbitration if a dispute were to ever arise.


While arbitration involves a private settlement, litigation involves going to court to settle disputes among parties. In court, the sides offer their facts and arguments through lawyers, which ends with the judge giving their decision. If parties don’t agree with the decision, they may make an appeal. The litigation process is often expensive, which is why many individuals attempt to try settling disputes civilly through arbitration.

Our attorneys in West Virginia have years of experience in both arbitration and litigation, and can provide guidance on which method of settlement you should veer towards, should you need it. We’re devoted to protecting our clients’ interests, both in and out of the courtroom, and know what we need to do in order to succeed.

Our Litigation Services

At Persinger & Persiner, L.C., we’ve litigated countless cases, and can use our demonstrated successes in order to help you succeed in your case.

Some of our services include:

  • Commercial disputes
  • Mineral leases and supply contracts
  • Royalty disputes
  • Coal, oil, and gas leases

We’ve also settled all kinds of disputes and can help you whether you’re involved in a class action, business tort, patent infringement, or breach of contract.

What is a Breach of Contract?

Business disputes most often involve failure to adhere to stipulations set forth in a legally binding contract. This can include late or non-payment, delays in performance, defective services or products, and much more. We can help your business determine if its contract has been breached by any other parties.

In order to determine a breach, our lawyers look for:

  • Existence of a valid contract
  • Evidence of the other party’s breach
  • Evidence of damage to you or your business

You need a team of experienced lawyers, like our West Virginia commercial litigation and arbitration attorneys, to be able to navigate the nuanced area of business disputes so that you don’t miss any evidence or details needed to support your case.

Don’t wait to hire strong legal representation who can litigate for you. Call us today at (304) 346-9333 or get in touch online.

Meet Our Team

Experienced Team Dedicated to Helping You
  • Howard M. Persinger, Jr. Photo
    Howard M. Persinger, Jr.

    For nearly 50 years, Howard 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. Read More

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    Howard "Mo" Persinger, III

    Howard “Mo” Persinger, III has over 15 years of handling large, complex personal injury suits, as well as energy related cases and projects.

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  • Robin L. Adkins Phelps Photo
    Robin L. Adkins Phelps

    With over 30 years of experience, Robin Phelps knows the ins and outs of Persinger & Persinger, L.C. Robin is a native of Mingo County, West Virginia. Read More