Shawn Gillispie



  • B.S., Marshall University (1999)
  • J.D., The Thomas M. Cooley Law School (2002)

Practice Concentrations

  • Deliberate Intent
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Toxic Torts
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability

Court Admissions

  • West Virginia State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • Kentucky State Courts



Mr. Gillispie, a member of the firm, was born in South Charleston, West Virginia  in 1976.  Shawn joined Kesner & Kesner in 2014 as a member bringing with him years of experience in plaintiff and defense litigation.  Shawn is a member of the West Virginia State Bar, the Kentucky State Bar, Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, the Defense Research Institute, and the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation.  He was named as Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in Civil Litigation Defense for 2014-2015 and 2015-2016.  Shawn resides in Winfield, WV with his wife and two children.