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Sandra Henson Kinney

Litigation Attorney at Charleston, WV

4.6   10 reviews

also known as Sandra H. Kinney, Sandra Kinney

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  • State Years
    West Virginia - WV 30 years
    Wisconsin - WI 29 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State WV
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1995
    Resigned No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Sandra

Learn Sandra’s areas of practice.

Our office handles all aspects of divorce, including the financial aspects ​such as property division, spousal support, and child support. We also handle contested child custody matters arising in or outside marriage as well as adoptions. ​The judicial process can be intimidating without representation. We approach our cases with confidence and sensitivity. Our office provides clients with peace of mind during their most difficult times. 


A former Legal Aid lawyer, Sandy Kinney has helped hundreds of people with their divorce, custody, support, and adoption needs across the State . She served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Southern District of West Virginia, Civil Division, and as an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division of the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office. She also spent several years in private practice focusing on employment litigation. She has appeared in court countless times, tried cases before juries, and argued appeals before the West Virginia Supreme Court.

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Lewis Glasser, PLLC
300 Summers Street
Suite 700
Charleston, WV, 25301


4.6 / 5.0
  10 customer reviews
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Posted by Meghann | July 3, 2018
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Above and beyond divorce attorney
Sandy helped me navigate through my divorce and I’m so thankful she made the process as painless as possible. She effortlessly handled uncooperative respondent counsel with an unyielding confidence and has unbreakable composure in the court room. She also went above and beyond to help me understand the state’s laws on animal ownership in the event of a divorce and gave me the truth as gentle as possible when no deal could be settled pre-hearing. I wouldn’t have been able to go through that process as smoothly with anyone else. She is a dedicated divorce attorney who cares about her clients beyond the court room.
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2021
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Highly recommended divorce attorney
I was very impressed with Sandy's extensive knowledge of family law. She was always available for consultation and answering questions. She quickly responded to voicemail messages and emails. She was very well prepared for my court hearing and spent time with me to make sure I was prepared as well. She also is a very kind and approachable person, making you feel comfortable discussing private topics. I would highly recommend her without reservation to others looking for representation in a divorce or child custody matters.
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Posted by Tyler | August 30, 2021
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Divorce/custody issues
Sandra was incredible!!! After experiencing a horrible accident and recent divorce, it was then time to fight to be in my child’s life. In the most crucial time of my life, she knocked it out of the park and was able to bring my daughter home to a father that was missing her and all the laughs. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND Mrs.Sandy H Kinney for President (and legal representation)
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Posted by Rob | August 20, 2019
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Extremely Thorough
I hired this attorney from a very difficult spot, and she did her best by me considering the situation. Extremely precise, responsive, detail minded, and does not mince words. Really helped move a case forward that was dragging on. Listen to her advice, and you will do well in whatever case she serves you on.
Posted by Amanda | July 29, 2019
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Highly Recommended
Sandy guided me through my divorce and made it as painless as possible. I was so nervous but I knew she had my back. I can not say enough good things about Sandy. I thank her so much for all she did with my case and to calm my nerves.
Posted by Amanda | July 8, 2019
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Sandy is the BEST!
Sandy was helpful, assertive and on my side. She is a phenomenal child custody attorney. Sandy is knowledgeable about new tax laws that impact things like spousal support and child custody. Having Sandy as my attorney gave me peace of mind. She is EXCELLENT!
Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2019
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A thankful client
Ms. Kinney expertly and carefully guided me through my divorce. This process was the most stressful of my life, but Sandy’s kindness, compassion, expertise, and patience was a great comfort. Her experience and intelligence was a constant reminder that I was in capable hands. She prioritized what was important to me and tolerated my countless questions with grace. She always responded promptly and helped me to attain the best settlement possible for my situation. I am very thankful to have had Sandy as my advocate.
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Posted by Richard | January 28, 2019
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100% Highly Recommended - Professional. Thorough. Responsive. A real fighter.
Sandy came highly recommended to me by several attorneys and colleagues in town, and after going through my divorce process, I definitely understand why. From the very first day, she immediately returned my initial phone call and set up our consultation after papers were filed. Not only did she put my mind at ease regarding the process of divorce from the start, she worked through the rigorous process of filings, communication with the court, long drawn out phone calls with the opposing counsel, and the vast amount of paperwork with a calm, cool composure. Sandy returned every means of communication from me very quickly and always made me know she was fighting for me through this very emotional and draining process. Her professionalism both during consultation and in the courtroom was not only impressive, but also reassuring in such an unsure and unsettling time in my life. It is also very important to note that Sandy worked very diligently to ensure the fairest and most equitable custody schedule and parenting plan was negotiated and implemented during this process. If you're looking for an attorney that won't leave any stone unturned, is always looking out for your best interest and most favorable outcome, all while possessing the ability to professionally and responsively walk you through every aspect of your divorce, then HIRE SANDY KINNEY as your family law attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2018
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Knowledgeable and Efficient
Sandra Kinney was prompt and precise to assist me with exactly what I needed. She was quick to return calls and emails. She was very helpful in answering my questions. She had my best interest in mind. I would certainly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2021
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Don’t waste your money
She has got to be the worst attorney ever! Did nothing for my divorce except take my money. Very poor listener. I could have represented myself and saved myself thousands of dollars. Don’t waste your time and money.
Response from Sandra Kinney September 3, 2021
I am sorry you feel I didn't represent you well. Divorce is very stressful, especially when complicated by domestic violence petitions. I wish you the best of luck in the conclusion of your cases and in the future.
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Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Henson Kinney Law, PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Domestic Violence Attorney
  • Legal Aid of West Virgina
  • 2012 - 2015
  • U.S. Attorney
  • Southern District of West Virginia
  • 2001 - 2006
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • West Virginia Attorney General's Office
  • 1995 - 1997
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  • Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of Notre Dame
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990


  • Funds for the Arts- West Virgina
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • President
  • 2017 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Lawyers and Leaders
  • WVU College of Law/West Virginia Executive
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Inaugural Conference
  • Tools for Success: Mentoring, Sponsorship, and Coaching
  • 2018
  • Joint CLE Seminar
  • Ethics Plenary - Sanctions Against Inside and Outside Counsel
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Sandy is a role model of mine. She was there when I first started practicing and several years thereafter, as a coworker, and she continues to be a mentor. She treats her clients with sincere compassion. She is strong in a way that would make a client happy to have her there. She prepares her cases very welI. I’ve been practing family law myself for four-plus years. Having representation in these matters is important, and I would pick Ms. Kinney as my attorney if I had a family-law issue. I was named the 2018 young attorney of the year, and believe Ms. Kinney is an amazing attorney."
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Charleston Litigation Lawyer Sandra Henson Kinney
Sandra Henson Kinney
Litigation Attorney
Charleston, WV
Licensed for 30 years
Virtual consultation available