H. Dill Battle III
Member | Chair, Insurance Government Relations & Regulatory Practice Group | Chair, Workers' Compensation Practice Group
Charleston, WV
office 304.340.3823
mobile 304.206.1986
  • Overview
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  • Community Involvement
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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 Health Care Law Insurance Government Relations & Regulatory Litigation Natural Resources Public Policy Advocacy & Reform Workers' Compensation Nursing Homes


  • Fellow, College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers
  • Board of Directors, College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers
  • Named the Best Lawyers® 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" for Workers' Compensation Law - Employers in Charleston, W.Va.
  • AV® Preeminent™ 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 (NWCDN), a nationwide network of law firms practicing in workers' compensation
  • Board member and Membership Committee Chair, NWCDN
  • West Virginia Workers' Compensation Board of Review Nominating Committee
  • West Virginia State Bar, Workers' Compensation Committee
  • West Virginia Defense Trial Counsel, Workers' Compensation Substantive Law Committee
  • Co-Chair, Workers' Compensation Subcommittee, West Virginia Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission

Community Involvement

  • United Bankshares, Inc., West Virginia Board of Advisors
  • Vice President, HospiceCare Board of Directors
  • Gordon and Mildred Jackson Foundation Grant Committee
  • Past Assistant District Governor, Rotary International, District 7550
  • Past President, Rotary Club of Charleston, WV
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