Battle, H. Dill, III

Member
Charleston, W.Va.
304.340.3823 - office
304.206.1986 - mobile

Education

  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1989
  • West Virginia University, J.D., 1993

Admissions

  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia State Bar
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
Mr. Battle's primary areas of practice are workers' compensation, employment relations and counseling, product liability litigation, and commercial litigation.

Representative Experience

  • Defending employers in workers' compensation claims related to workplace injuries, occupational disease, occupational pneumoconiosis and hearing loss
  • Advising employers on leave policies and other employment-related matters
  • Defending employer deliberate intent, toxic tort and product liability matters in state and federal courts
  • Defending employment discrimination claims in federal and state courts, including age, gender, race and disability discrimination, and harassment cases
  • Defending and litigating administrative claims before the West Virginia Human Rights Commission
  • Negotiating successful mediation of wrongful employment discharge, employment contract disputes and premises liability cases
  • Trial experience in corporate premises liability defense, medical malpractice defense matters and employment discrimination matters
  • Representing financial institutions and loan servicing companies in federal and state courts regarding federal and state banking laws, consumer credit and protection, TILA, and Regulation Z

Affiliations

  • The National Workers' Compensation Defense Network, a nationwide network of law firms practicing in workers' compensation
  • American Bar Association, TIPS, Workers' Compensation Subcommittee, Member
  • West Virginia State Bar, Workers' Compensation Committee
  • West Virginia State Bar, Workers' Compensation OOJ Procedural Rules Subcommittee
  • Co-Chair, Workers' Compensation Subcommittee, West Virginia Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission
  • West Virginia Defense Trial Council, Workers' Compensation Substantive Law Committee, Member

Awards and Distinctions

  • AV® Preeminemt™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
  • Larson's National Workers' Compensation Advisory Board

Community Involvement

  • Rotary Club of Charleston, WV, President-Elect
  • Gordon and Mildred Jackson Foundation, Grant Committee
  • Hospice Foundation of West Virginia, Board of Directors
  • First Presbyterian Church, Finance Committee
  • HospiceCare, Past President, Board of Directors
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