CowanGates | Attorney | Henry Jones

W. Henry M. Jones


Henry is a trial lawyer with CowanGates. His practice focuses on civil trial work, with an emphasis on personal injury law. Henry practices in all trial courts of the Commonwealth, and has successfully acted as both lead and co-counsel for jury and bench trials in Circuit Court and bench trials in General District Court. Henry has argued before and drafted briefs to the Virginia Supreme Court. Henry enjoys the different challenges each individual case presents and helping solve his client’s problems in the most cost-effective way.

In his personal injury practice, Henry has experience with matters involving: automobile accidents, truck and tractor trailer accidents, slip-and-fall premise liability, intentional torts (assault and battery), dog bites, Transportation Network Companies (Uber), medical malpractice, hunting accidents, pedestrian accidents, and wrongful death. Regardless of the case, Henry’s goal is always the same, to recover full and fair compensation for his client’s injuries. In addition to his personal injury practice, Henry also has experience in matters involving business litigation/torts, contract litigation, real estate litigation, and eminent domain.

Henry was recognized in the 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024 Editions of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the areas of personal injury litigation – Plaintiffs, commercial litigation, and real estate litigation. Henry was selected by The National Trial Lawyers as one of Virginia’s Top 40 Under 40 for Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in 2022 and 2023. Henry received the Super Lawyers Rising Star designation for 2023 in the area of personal injury – plaintiff. 

Henry is originally from Ahoskie, a small town in northeastern North Carolina. Henry learned the value of hard work during his summers in Ahoskie where he worked in forestry and farming for Michael D. Neal and Associates as the business’s youngest employee. Henry’s father and sister are both attorneys in North Carolina.

Henry lives in Henrico with his wife, Rebecca, their son, Hugh, daughter, Anne Roslyn, and black lab, Leigh. In his free time, Henry enjoys deer, duck, and turkey hunting.

CowanGates | Attorney | Henry Jones

W. Henry M. Jones


“My wife and I wanted to express our most sincere appreciation for everything you have done for us in this case. We understand this is not a case you will likely be citing on your resume or list of major accomplishments, but to us this case was enormously important and the first time outside of a traffic ticket that we have ever interacted with the courts or legal system. . . . We appreciate your calming demeanor and everything you have done to get us through this situation.”


“We cannot say enough about the CowanGates law firm. They are an exceptional group of attorneys that are committed to getting the best results for their clients. Attorney Henry Jones, with his passion and commitment for justice, literally made the impossible possible. Their main goal is to get justice for their clients and I would definitely use, or recommend them, to anyone who needs legal services.”

Personal Injury Client

“Thank you, Henry, for your kindness, professionalism and patience during this challenging time. You’ll never fully realize how much your help has meant to me. You’ve exceeded my expectations as I never thought it would turn out this well. Thanks again for everything.”

Personal Injury Client
CowanGates | Attorney | Henry Jones

W. Henry M. Jones

  • Personal Injury
  • Truck and Tractor Trailer Accidents
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Dog Bites
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Insurance Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Title Insurance Defense
  • Contract Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Traffic Infractions
  • All trial and appellate courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Virginia

  • Honors: Magna Cum Laude; Order of the Coif (top 10% of class)

Hampden-Sydney College, Farmville, Virginia
B.A., Government

  • Honors: Cum Laude

Recipient of a 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024 Best Lawyers in America©: Ones To Watch award in the practice areas of Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Real Estate, and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs.

National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 for Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers

Super Lawyers Rising Star 2023

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chesterfield Bar Association
  • Chinquapin Hunt Club, Harrellsville, North Carolina
  • Christchurch School, Class Agent
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Hampden-Sydney College Bar Association