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Dennis Wayne Tackett

Dennis Wayne Tackett

also known as Dennis Tackett, Dennis W. Tackett

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Animal Law, Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accident, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Trucking Accident, Wrongful Death

About Me

I have always been interested in the law. I have been raised with the belief that people need to have the opportunity for justice to occur in their lives. I used to work for the insurance industry. Back in 1993, I saw the "light" and began to represent the injury victims against the insurance companies and large corporations. I have never looked back. I receive great satisfaction in knowing I did a great job while representing my clients. I am very understanding, patient and I have great compassion for my clients who have experienced harm or the loss of a loved one because of negligence. I have vast experience with almost anything that can occur in modern life. Chances are, I have already had a client with problems or a case similar to yours.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Personal Injury: 65%
    35 years, 15 thousand cases
  2. Wrongful Death: 5%
    35 years, 15 cases
  3. Trucking Accident: 5%
    35 years, 300 cases
  4. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 5%
    35 years, 75 cases
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Contingent (33-40%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

68 total 

  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Tackett. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I really want all people to contact him for help.


    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brent R. Hardy

    I endorse Dennis without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and has the skills of a superb litigator.


    Brent Hardy Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Law Office of Dennis Tackett, PLLC

923 First Colonial Rd Ste 1818
Virginia Beach, VA, 23454-3182



VAAuthorized to practice law201003/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Superb RatingAVVO2015
Top Contributor AwardAVVO2015
Top Lawyers ListCoastal Virginia Magazine2015
Nation's Top One PercentThe National Association Of Distinguished Counsel2015
Virginia's 10 BestAmerican Institute Of Personal Injury Attorneys2014
Top Contributor AwardAVVO2014
Superb RatingAVVO2014
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Excellent RatingAVVO2013
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Special CounselState Of California Attorney General1996
Cum LaudeKent State University1984

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Sole PracticionerLaw Office Of Dennis W. Tackett, PLLC2010 - Present
Sole PracticionerLaw Office Of Dennis W. Tackett2000 - 2010
Managing General PartnerTackett,Zapka and Leuchtag1997 - 2000
Sole PracticionerLaw Office Of Dennis W. Tackett1993 - 1997
Claims SupervisorCommercial Union Insurance Company1983 - 1993
Specialist-Military PoliceU S Army1974 - 1977


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Distinguished CounselMember2015 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Circuit Court Of VirginiaPracticing Attorney Member2010 - Present
Virginia Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Virginia Beach Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
US Federal District CourtAdmitted to Practice2001 - Present
Trumbull County Bar AssociationCommittee Member2001 - 2001
Trumbull County Bar AssociationMember-Medical/Legal Liason2001 - 2006
American Bar AssociationPrior Member1997 - 2000
Ohio Academy of Trial LawyersMember1996 - 2010
Ohio State Bar AssociationPrior Member1991 - 1998

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
wrongful deathI am restricted by a confidentiality clause as to the amount of the settlement, but the amount was very large.
Car Crash with serious injuriesThe case went to Court. We agreed to arbitrate the case with a privately retained arbitrator. After an eight hour arbitration, we settled the case for $850,000.00.
Medical malpractice resulting in deathCase went to Court. We agreed to arbitrate the case. We settled the case for $650,000.00

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of AkronLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Kent State UniversityPre-LawBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Thomas NelsonPolice/Law EnforcementCertified Police Officer-VA1976

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Open Seminar regarding Wills, Trusts and Estate PlanningWills, Trusts and Estate Planning2005
Your rights under Ohio Law regarding unauthorized release of confidential medical informationPatient's Rights Regarding Medical Information2000
Open Seminar Regarding Ohio Law Regarding Recall ElectionsOhio Law Regarding Recall Elections1997