H. Dill Battle III
Charleston, WV
office 304.340.3823
mobile 304.206.1986
  • Overview
  • Services
  • Distinctions
  • Admissions
  • Memberships
  • Community Involvement
  • Resources
  • Results

Mr. Battle's primary areas of practice are workers' compensation, employment relations and counseling, product liability litigation, and commercial litigation.


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


  • 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
Alternative Dispute Resolution Deliberate Intent Litigation Energy Law Insurance Government Relations & Regulatory Litigation Natural Resources Public Policy Advocacy & Reform Workers' Compensation


  • Fellow, College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers
  • AV® Preeminemt™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Nominated by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
  • Larson's National Workers' Compensation Advisory Board


  • 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


  • The National Workers' Compensation Defense Network, a nationwide network of law firms practicing in workers' compensation
  • American Bar Association, TIPS, Workers' Compensation Subcommittee
  • 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 Counsel, Workers' Compensation Substantive Law Committee

Community Involvement

  • Assistant District Governor, Rotary International, District 7550
  • Past President, Rotary Club of Charleston, WV
  • Gordon and Mildred Jackson Foundation Grant Committee
  • First Presbyterian Church Finance Committee
  • Past President, HospiceCare Board of Directors
Currents - Energy Industry Insights: Issue 23, 2019 Currents - Energy Industry Insights: Issue 39, 2018 SuperVision - Labor and Employment Law Insights: Issue 3, 2018 When Does Overpayment Actually Occur? Currents - Energy Industry Insights: Week of November 12, 2017 Currents - Energy Industry Insights: Week of October 22, 2017 Spilman Member Battle Elected to College of Workers’ Comp Lawyers 57 Spilman Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers 2016 56 Spilman Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers 2015 Spilman Member Elected Rotary Club of Charleston President Spilman Negotiates Settlement of Complex Deliberate Intent & Workers' Comp Matters