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Patten, Wornom, Hatten, & Diamonstein, L.C. is a law firm which has become nationally and locally renowned for its history, experience and unique qualities. The firm's lawyers have successfully combined the traditional practice of a full service private law firm with the specialized experience of a boutique litigation practice. Focusing on personal injury, asbestos litigation and business law, PWHD is dedicated to fulfilling the legal needs of businesses and individuals alike.


THE VIRGINIA STATE BAR RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT REQUIRE ALL ATTORNEYS TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT AND DISCLAIMER TO THEIR CASE RESULTS. SETTLEMENT AND VERDICT IN ALL CASES DEPEND ON VARIOUS FACTORS AND CIRCUMSTANCES, WHICH ARE UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. THEREFORE, PAST RESULTS IN CASES ARE NOT A GUARANTEE OR PREDICTION OF SIMILAR RESULTS IN FUTURE CASES WHICH PATTEN, WORNOM, HATTEN & DIAMONSTEIN AND ITS LAWYERS MAY UNDERTAKE.


Virginia Trial Lawyers

For nearly 70 years, the attorneys at Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein have successfully resolved personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, resulting in substantial recoveries for their clients. Over the last several decades, they stood at the forefront of mass tort litigation and recovered millions for asbestos exposure victims. Presently, the Virginia accident attorneys at the firm have become local leaders with a national reputation, assisting victims of auto accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and defective products, seek justice and compensation for their injuries. They are also proud to be part of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. For more information on the firm's personal injury practice, please view their Virginia accident law page.

Newport News Asbestos Lawyers

The Virginia attorneys at PWHD have dedicated themselves to defending the rights of the personally injured, as they have seen, since the firm’s inception, the devastating effects another’s negligence can have on unsuspecting victims. In 1954, the firm began by representing clients who developed mesothelioma and other serious illnesses as a result of asbestos exposure. Over the past several decades, PWHD’s Virginia asbestos attorneys have held negligent asbestos manufacturers accountable for their actions, recovering thousands of multi-million dollar results, including one of the largest Virginia mesothelioma verdicts in the past 25 years in a suit against Exxon. They have achieved national recognition for their work and are proud to have played a significant role in the legislation which awards mesothelioma patients the right to pursue legal recourse for their disease. The firm continues to advocate on behalf of asbestos victims today. Learn more about our asbestos litigation practice.

Virginia Business Law Attorneys

The practice of PWHD is not limited to asbestos and personal injury cases, as the firm also assists business clients, including non-profit organizations and Fortune 500 corporations. Furthermore, the Virginia business law group has formed an internal Capitol Consulting Group, which provides clients with strategic solutions to help build successful enterprises. For nearly five decades, the business lawyers have been offering sound advice and representation in a wide range of areas, including but not limited to the following: selling and acquiring real estate and businesses; start-up entities; commercial litigation; and administering estates. The Virginia business law group also focuses on emerging practice areas, such as internet and technology law. As law practice changes, the firm, which was ranked among the top 5 Norfolk and Virginia Beach law firms in a national listing of “America’s Best Corporate Law Firms,” are changing to meet the needs of their clients. Learn more about our business law practice.

Attorneys Serving Virginia, Newport News, and Hampton Roads

With a large number of attorneys, paralegals and staff employees, the law firm of PWHD is poised to fight for your legal rights. The Newport News accident law firm remains as committed to serving its clients and the community for the next fifty years as it has been for the past fifty years. We are confident that our resources, knowledge and experience can help you achieve your goals. To learn more about our wide range of legal services, please contact our Virginia personal injury attorneys for a free initial consultation.

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12350 Jefferson Avenue
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Newport News, VA 23602

Local: (757) 320-5171
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