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Hugh McCormick is a first chair trial lawyer and partner with Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, LC, where he represents individuals and families whose lives have been devastated by mesothelioma and other asbestos related lung diseases.  Mr. McCormick has litigated and tried cases involving mesothelioma in state and federal courts for over 20 years, and he has served on numerous trial teams that have achieved multi-million dollar verdicts for hardworking shipyard workers and navy sailors.  Two of these verdicts were reported in Virginia Lawyer’s Weekly as “Virginia’s Largest Verdicts” for 2008 (#10) and 2010 (#5).  Mr. McCormick grew up in Newport News, and has lived on the Virginia peninsula for over 45 years.  Because of this background, he has had the privilege of representing friends, neighbors, church members, and parents of school mates who have been victimized by corporate indifference and greed.


  • Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law - Juris Doctor

  • Washington & Lee University - Bachelor of Science Biology



  • 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



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