(304) 523-2100 Huntington, WV

(304) 521-6120 Clarksburg, WV

Businesses in need of legal defense need a WV litigation defense attorney who understands the law and excels at applying and interpreting its principles for their benefit. Commercial clients in West Virginia (WV) can find that level of discernment and service in Jurgens van Zyl at Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC.  

Serving clients in the areas of commercial litigation defense, WV insurance coverage and defense, and products liability and toxic tort defense in WV, Jurgens thrives when he is evaluating and solving complex, novel legal questions, including matters of statutory interpretations, contract disputes, and insurance coverage questions. His appellate law experience also informs his practice, and he takes pride in offering clients dedicated, responsive service.

A graduate of and Provost Fellow at the University of Kentucky (UK) J. David Rosenberg College of Law, Jurgens honed his skills as a summer law clerk while attending law school. His clerkships included terms at the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy, the Children’s Law Center, and Jenkins Fenstermaker. He also served as a staff attorney to the Honorable Justice Laurance B. VanMeter of the Fifth Supreme Court District of the Supreme Court of Kentucky. The experience Jurgens gained in these positions fueled his interest in deciphering and clarifying challenging legal questions and informs his current work as a WV litigation defense attorney.

Jurgens van Zyl immersed himself in legal service while in law school, serving as president of the Student Public Interest Law Foundation (SPILF) and an executive member of the UK College of Law’s Moot Court Board and Trial Advocacy Board. He also assisted taxpayers as a volunteer at the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law Tax Clinic, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA).

When he is not putting his skills and legal acumen to work for business clients at Jenkins Fenstermaker, Jurgens enjoys playing tennis and board games, reading, cooking, hiking or taking long walks with his wife and dogs, and visiting Huntington’s restaurants and shops.

West Virginia’s businesses have trusted Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC to protect and defend their interests inside and outside of the courtroom for more than 90 years. Whether he is addressing issues related to WV insurance coverage and defense, products liability and toxic tort defense in WV, or other commercial legal matters, WV litigation defense attorney Jurgens van Zyl brings energy and commitment to every case and question posed. Contact Jurgens to discuss your legal needs by calling (304) 523-2100 or completing the law firm’s online contact form.


J.D., University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law, 2020 Provost Fellow

B.A., University of South Florida, 2015

A.A., Pasco-Hernando State College

Bar Admissions:

Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia

Past Employment:

Staff Attorney, Supreme Court of Kentucky, Fifth Supreme Court District, 2020 to 2022

Summer Law Clerk, Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC, 2019

Summer Law Clerk, Children’s Law Center, 2018

Summer Law Clerk, Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy, 2018

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Products Liability & Toxic Tort