Top Attorney – Hugh B. McCormick III

Top Attorneys of North America

Newport News, VA WW/Press/July 23, 2021 – Hugh B. McCormick, Attorney with Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, L.C. was selected for inclusion into the Top Attorneys of North America 2021-2022 edition by The Who’s Who Directories.

Patten, Wornom, Hatten, & Diamonstein, L.C. (PWHD) is a law firm which has become nationally and locally renowned for its history, experience, and unique qualities. PWHD Attorneys have successfully combined the traditional practice of a full-service private law firm with the specialized experience of a boutique litigation practice. PWHD is dedicated to fulfilling the legal needs of businesses and individuals alike. PWHD was founded in Virginia in 1954. Since then, our practice has grown to cover several areas of law including Asbestos Litigation, Business Law, Elder Law, Employment and Labor Law, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Real Estate, and Technology Law, as well as Consulting Services.

PWHD believes that everyone is entitled to prompt, courteous, accurate and ethical legal advice on fair terms. They want to partner with their clients to obtain the very best results possible for the client, depending on the client’s needs and desires.

Hugh McCormick is a first chair trial lawyer and partner with Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, LC,. He is admitted to the Supreme Court of Virginia, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia. Mr. McCormick’s areas of practice are appeals, personal injury and wrongful death litigation and products liability litigation. He represent 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.

Mr. McCormick received his Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law and his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Washington & Lee University. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar, American Association for Justice, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Governors 2006-2010) and the Newport News Bar Association.

Mr. McCormick is recognized by Best Lawyers in America 27th Edition, he holds the coveted “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell and selected by Super Lawyers.

The Top Attorneys of North America, a New York based publication, distinguishes and profiles leading attorneys who have reached a recognizable degree of success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting awareness of the accomplishments within the North American legal community.

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