Robert H. Sweeney Jr.

Robert H. Sweeney Jr.

Huntington, West Virginia
  • Best Lawyers International
  • Sweeney, Robert
  • Super Lawyer
  • Bo Sweeney has a practice based in general civil litigation, with a concentration in the defense of mesothelioma and asbestos claims, construction disputes and defending employers in deliberate intent suits brought under West Virginia Code §23-4-2. Bo serves as National Coordinating Counsel for a West Virginia based asbestos defendant, and represents numerous local and national companies in asbestos claims. A veteran of the West Virginia Asbestos Litigation since 1991, he has been trial counsel in every asbestos trial group in West Virginia since 2003, and represents manufacturers, premises owners and employers in the defense of asbestos claims throughout the state of West Virginia.

    Bo also represents owners and contractors in construction litigation, and has experience in both jury trials and arbitration of construction claims and claims against sureties. He also defends employers in "Mandolidis" or deliberate intent claims brought pursuant to W. Va. Code §23-4-2. He has also handled matters involving MSHA, SMCRA, ERISA, Truth in Lending and class action litigation, and has tried over 20 cases to verdict.

    Areas of Practice

    • General Civil Litigation
    • Asbestos, Lead and Toxic Tort Litigation
    • Commercial and Construction Litigation
    • Personal Injury

    Honors and Awards

    • Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2010
    • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2013 - 2017
    • Best Lawyers in America, Litigation – Construction , 2012 - 2017
    • Best Lawyers in America, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action – Defendants, 2011 - 2017

    Bar Admissions

    • Delaware, 1989
    • West Virginia, 1991
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia, 1991
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1998

    Professional Associations and Memberships

    • Cabell County State Bar
    • West Virginia Defense Trial Counsel
    • Contractor’s Association of West Virginia


    • AIA Contracts, Lorman Educational Services , 2007 - Present


    • The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia
      • J.D. - 1989
    • University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
      • B.A. - 1986

    Ancillary Businesses

    • Amateur Boat Builder