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 trials in Circuit Court and bench trials in General District Court. Henry has argued before and drafted briefs to the Virginia Supreme Court. He was recognized in the 2021, 2022, and 2023 Editions of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the areas of commercial litigation, real estate litigation, and personal injury litigation – Plaintiffs. Henry enjoys the different challenges each individual case presents and helping solve his clients’ 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 handles matters involving business litigation/torts, contract litigation, real estate litigation, and eminent domain.

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, and black lab, Leigh. In his free time, Henry enjoys deer, duck, and turkey hunting.

CowanGates | Attorney | Henry Jones

W. Henry M. Jones


“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

  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Collections
  • Contract Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Dog Bites
  • Electric Utilities
  • Eminent Domain
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Title Insurance Defense
  • Traffic Infractions
  • Truck and Tractor Trailer Accidents
  • 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

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

  • Honors: Cum Laude

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

Chosen by The National Trial Lawyers as a member of their Top 40 Under 40 in the practice area of Civil Litigation: Plaintiff

  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chesterfield Bar Association
  • Chinquapin Hunt Club, Harrellsville, North Carolina
  • Christchurch School, Class Agent
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Hampden-Sydney College Bar Association