Erin E. Jewell is a partner with Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, L.C.  Ms. Jewell was admitted to the Virginia State Bar and joined the firm in 2005.  Since that time, her practice has primarily focused on representing individuals suffering from asbestos-related diseases caused by occupational and household asbestos exposure, as well as those injured by toxic chemicals and devices.


Ms. Jewell primarily works on the asbestos trial team in preparing and trying cases to verdict in state and federal courts.  She has extensive trial experience and has served on trial teams involving multi-million dollar asbestos product liability verdicts, including two verdicts reported as “Virginia’s Largest Verdicts” in 2008 and 2012.


Ms. Jewell has also recovered workers’ compensation benefits and disability compensation benefits for asbestos victims and other injured persons before the Department of Labor, Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, and Veteran’s Administration.  Her practice includes:

  • Preparing and trying cases to verdict for asbestos victims;

  • Representing a wide range of clients, including shipyard workers, veterans, railroad employees, refinery and power plant workers, boiler mechanics, construction workers and phone company workers;

  • Representing wives and children with asbestos-related diseases as a result of household exposure to asbestos as a result of asbestos exposure from coming into contact with their a family member’s work clothing;

  • Recovering workers compensation benefits for workers and spouses under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act; and

  • Obtaining disability benefits for veterans who have asbestos-related diseases from the Veteran’s Administration.

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  • Regent University Law School - Juris Doctor

  • Old Dominion University - Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Minor in Spanish


  • Supreme Court of Virginia

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia


  • Super Lawyers, Personal Injury - Products, 2020

  • National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40, 2019

  • Super Lawyers, "Virginia Rising Stars" 2010, 2013-2019


  • American Association for Justice (“AAJ”)

    • AAJ Board of Governors (2018-present) - Revitalization Board Seat

    • AAJ State Delegate (2016-2018)

    • AAJ Voter Protection Act Committee (2016-present)

    • AAJ Women’s Caucus Fundraising Committee (2019-present)

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (“VTLA”)

    • VTLA Board of Governors (2013-present)

    • VTLA District Governor (2018-present)

    • VTLA/AAJ Governor (2018-present)

    • VTLA Torts Legislative Subcommittee (2019-present)

    • VTLA Fundraising Committee Co-Chair (2020-present)

    • VTLA Seminar Chair, Women’s Caucus – “A Trauma Informed Practice” (Richmond, May 2019)

    • VTLA Convention Committee (2017-present)

    • VTLA Women’s Caucus Leadership Committee (2014-present)

    • VTLA Women's Caucus Chair (2018-2019)

    • VTLA CLE Committee Chair (2017-2018)

    • VTLA Diversity Committee Co-Chair (2016)

    • VTLA Diversity Committee Chair (2015-2016)

    • VTLA Young Trial Lawyer’s Section Chair (2013-2014)

  • ​​Newport News Bar Association