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James William Heslep - Clarksburg, WV

215 S. 3rd StreetSuite 400 Clarksburg, WV 26301

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Updated: 03/21/2018


James "Mac" Heslep has practiced workers' compensation defense in West Virginia since 2004. He has extensive experience representing employers before the Workers' Compensation Office of Judges, the Workers' Compensation Board of Review, and the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Mac's experience includes representation of employers in civil cases involving allegations of deliberately intended injury and workers' compensation discrimination...

About James William Heslep


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  • English


Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia, 2004

Other Affiliations

  • Harrison County Bar Association
  • Contractors Association of West Virginia (Member, Safety Committee)
  • West Virginia State Bar Workers' Compensation Committee, 2016 - 2017 (Member)
  • West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission, 2011 - 2014 (Member)


  • West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia, 2004
  • College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 2001
    Honors: With Honors
    Major: Economics & History

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Omicron Delta Epsilon

Past Positions

  • The College of William & Mary , Communications Consultant , 2000 - 2001
  • Steptoe & Johnson PLLC , Summer Associate , 2002 - 2003
  • Steptoe & Johnson PLLC , Workplace Safety Lawyer
  • Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, Member, 2011 - 2017
  • Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, Associate, 2004 - 2011

Pro Bono Activities

  • Harrison County CASA, 2012 - 2017
  • CRISS-CROSS, Inc., 2006 - 2011

Classes and Seminars

  • Basic Workers’ Compensation, 2006 - Present
  • Advanced Workers’ Compensation, 2006 - Present
  • Managing Employees’ Pre-Existing Conditions, 2009 - Present
  • Workers’ Compensation Return to Work Issues, 2010 - Present
  • Construction Law for Engineers, Architects, and Contractors, 2007 - Present
  • Employment Law (BSN 3319), Fairmont State University, 2007 - 2016
  • Business Law I (BSN 3306), Fairmont State University, 2010 - 2016


Other Sources of Feedback About James William Heslep

Included on the 2019 West Virginia list

Past Lists

  • 2018 West Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 West Virginia Super Lawyers list

View the profile for James William Heslep on Super Lawyers


  • Best Lawyers in America (Workers' Compensation, Employers), 2013 - 2017
  • 40 Under 40, The State Journal Generation Next (2008)
  • Leadership Harrison (2007-08)
  • Virginia/West Virginia SuperLawyers Rising Star, 2017

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Office Information


215 S. 3rd StreetSuite 400 Clarksburg, WV 26301


  • 304-523-2347



  • Workers’ Compensation Update, West Virginia Employment Law Letter, 2005
  • Employer Liability, West Virginia Employment Law Letter, 2006
  • Occupational Safety, West Virginia Employment Law Letter, 2009
  • Work-Related Injuries, West Virginia Employment Law Letter, 2008
  • "Workers' Compensation on the Gridiron", HRHero Line, October, 2015
  • "Safely Implementing Safety Incentive Programs", Labor & Industrial Insights Magazine, January/February, 2015

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