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Dennis Wayne Tackett

also known as Dennis Tackett, Dennis W. Tackett

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.


Contact info

The Law Office of Dennis Tackett, PLLC

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

Practice areas


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



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

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VAAuthorized to practice law201003/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Lawyers In VirginiaAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2016
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
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2015 - Present
National Association of Distinguished CounselMember2015 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Virginia Beach Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Circuit Court Of VirginiaPracticing Attorney Member2010 - Present
Virginia 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 Akron, C. Blake McDowell Law CenterLawJD - 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