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Dennis Wayne Tackett

Personal injury Attorney at Virginia Beach, VA

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Dennis Tackett, Dennis W. Tackett


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About Dennis

Learn Dennis’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    65%
    Motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, slip and falls, nursing home injuries, medical malpractice, Head injuries. Defective/dangerous products.

    43 years, 15,000 cases

  2. Animal law
    5%
    Dog bites

    43 years, 150 cases

  3. Car accident
    5%
    All motor vehicle crashes. Car/Bicycle crashes. Car/Pedestrian crashes.

    43 years, 10,000 cases

  4. Medical malpractice
    5%
    Hospital or physician mistakes, nursing home neglect. Birth injuries.

    43 years, 150 cases

  5. Motorcycle accident
    5%
    Motorcycle crashes.

    43 years, 1,500 cases

  6. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    5%
    Bed sores. Staff injuring patient. Slip and falls. Staff dropping patient.

    43 years, 75 cases

  7. Trucking accident
    5%
    Big rigs cause serious injuries.

    43 years, 300 cases

  8. Wrongful death
    5%
    When a loved one's death is caused by someone else.

    43 years, 15 cases

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.

Licensed for 31 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 12/27/2022
State OH
Status Inactive
Acquired 1991
Updated 11/16/2022

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

Contact Dennis

The Law Office of Dennis Tackett, PLLC
923 First Colonial Rd Ste 1818
Virginia Beach, VA, 23454-3182

Reviews

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Posted by William | January 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wrongful Death of My Dog
Mr. Tackett was not only successful in winning my case for the negligence and wrongful death of my Dog against the veterinarian, but was also a friend during my grief. That may sound cliche', but it is the truth. He really cares, and it shows. Thank you again Dennis, thank you for being there.
Posted by Jim | March 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Pleased, Highly Recommended!
Mr. Tackett has handled many cases for me and my family over the years, and each time has delivered a winning and favorable outcome. He is very responsive, patient and a great listener and counselor with legal advice
Posted by Alison | October 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you, Sir.
Even after moving out of state, Mr. Tackett kept me updated on my case. I only wanted to make sure the doctor's bills were paid but he wouldn't have it. I am extremely pleased and would recommend him to anyone!
Response from Dennis Tackett October 13, 2016
Thank you Alison. Good luck in your new home! Dennis.
Posted by Joy | April 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I Wish I Came To Him First
I really do wish that I had done my research and gone to Mr.Tackett from the beginning. The first lawyer that I hired for my car accident was from a big name company in the area and a friend of mine who used to work for him recommended him so I thought what could go wrong. Practically everything from not getting back with me for two months, to asking me to resend paperwork that I had already sent in, to telling me that he doesn't believe that I would be getting much out of this case almost a year later! Changing over to Mr.Tackett was a decision I made based off of the reviews on this site as well as his background info particularly the part related to him having worked on the side of the insurance company so he knew how they thought. If I had a question I think that the longest it took for him to get back with me was the days end but it was usually an immediate phone call or email. I also didn't feel as if I needed to constantly contact him as he kept me in the loop with my case every step of the way. I learned more about my case with him than I ever did with the previous lawyer. And I absolutely love how you get him directly and not a secretary that you hoped passed on the message to him. Since he doesn't take on more than a certain number of cases at a time he was able to make you feel like you were his only client. I wasn't just another case to him as he was very concerned about my injuries and hopes that I can get back to my profession some day. Regarding the case itself we settled for everything that we asked for! A far cry from the previous attorney saying that I wouldn't get much at all! He fought hard for us and we didn't even have to go to court. The last thing that I want to do is go through another car accident but if I did I know exactly who to call without hesitation and you better believe that I will be giving his info to anyone who might need his expertise. Seriously, if you are still looking for a lawyer or are thinking about changing the one that you have look no further than Mr.Tackett. You will not regret that decision!
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Response from Dennis Tackett April 20, 2016
Joy, Thank you for such kind words. It is my pleasure to help you with your case. I am also extremely pleased with the result. I wish you and your family much happiness and prosperity! Dennis Tackett.
Posted by Taylyn | September 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury
I hired Attorney Tackett after I was involved in an accident. He is both personable and professional while caring about his clients' needs. I received a settlement without having to go to court, and I received it in an extremely timely manner. Dennis Tackett truly goes above and beyond for his clients, and I would strongly recommend him !
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Response from Dennis Tackett September 22, 2015
Thank you Taylyn for your kind words. It has been a pleasure representing you.
Posted by Danielle | June 12, 2015
Pain Free!!
I was rear ended while sitting at a stop light, just as I left work. Oh how things can change in a split moment. I thank God that I was referred to Mr. Tackett. He was truly was concerned about my recovery more than anything else. He was very kind and patient. I will always recommend him, if services are ever needed. When it's all said and done, "You made the process pain free!" Thanks!!!
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Response from Dennis Tackett June 15, 2015
Thanks Danielle, I am glad I was able to help you.
Posted by Adam | January 7, 2014
Very friendly, And really keeps you informed.
Very friendly, professional, and timely, was able to get things done in a reasonable amount of time. Was very nice to talk to, if I'm ever in VA again with a legal need it will be him. I had gotten rear ended and had to go to a chiropractor for a while, he not only helped set it up, bit also made sure the finances were taken care of from the insurance company, he also kept me informed so that I knew the status of the case. Very nice and talks to you like a person and answers any questions you may have. I would definitely recommend him.
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Response from Dennis Tackett January 8, 2014
Thanks Adam, I trust everything is going well with your civilian life. Dennis.
Posted by Shannonciortan | December 10, 2013
Attorney Dennis Tackett
Attorney Tackett handled my personal injury claim after my hair was burnt off of my head by a previous hair stylist. As a result of his services, I received a substantial financial settlement. He also handled a landlord-tenant claim, which was resolved in my favor thanks to his hard work!
Posted by Tina | November 7, 2013
Wrongful Death Case
I previously heard great things about Atty Tackett in Virginia Beach.I hired Atty Tackett to handle my fathers wrongful death case in Virginia Beach. Now I know first hand why these things were said about him. He was with my family and me every step of the way. We asked him to come to the hospital. Many a day he sat with us talking, encouraging us, laughing and even crying. He stayed with us when our dad was passing. He Joined us for our dads memorial service. Atty Tackett left no stone unturned investigating our fathers unusual death. Even when the police dept was not cooperating, he kept moving forward. He would send me updates practically everyday. I never had a phone call or email go unanswered. He also was Very calm and patient with our endless questions and comments, and we had a lot. Of course money does not bring our dad back but the large settlement that Atty Tackett negotiated for us would make my dad look down and smile. Thank you to Atty Dennis Tackett for outstanding work on our families behalf. He is the best!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Sole Practicioner
  • Law Office Of Dennis W. Tackett, PLLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Sole Practicioner
  • Law Office Of Dennis W. Tackett
  • 2000 - 2010
  • Managing General Partner
  • Tackett,Zapka and Leuchtag
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Sole Practicioner
  • Law Office Of Dennis W. Tackett
  • 1993 - 1997
  • Claims Supervisor
  • Commercial Union Insurance Company
  • 1983 - 1993
  • Specialist-Military Police
  • U S Army
  • 1974 - 1977
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Education

  • University of Akron
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Kent State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984
  • Thomas Nelson
  • Certified Police Officer-VA
  • 1976

Legal Cases

  • $100,000.00 Settlement of Car Crash for the Maximum
  • Settled for $100,000.00 without going to Court
  • $100,000.00 Settlement against Nail Salon
  • $100,000.00 settlement without going to Court.
  • Large Settlement for Trip and Fall Injuries
  • Large Settlement at Court Mediation Session. Due to Confidentiality Clause in the settlement agreement, we are not permitted to identify which fast food restaurant was involved nor are we permitted to disclose the amount of the Settlement.
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Associations

  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Circuit Court Of Virginia
  • Practicing Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2019
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Trumbull County Bar Association
  • Committee Member
  • 2001 - 2012
  • Trumbull County Bar Association
  • Member-Medical/Legal Liason
  • 2001 - 2006
  • American Bar Association
  • Prior Member
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2010
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Prior Member
  • 1991 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys For Virginia
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • 2017 Lawyer Of Distinction Nominated
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers In Virginia
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • The National Association Of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers List
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Superb Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Virginia's 10 Best
  • American Institute Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Superb Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Excellent Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Special Counsel
  • State Of California Attorney General
  • 1996
  • Cum Laude
  • Kent State University
  • 1984
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Speaking Engagements

  • Open Seminar regarding Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning
  • Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning
  • 2005
  • Your rights under Ohio Law regarding unauthorized release of confidential medical information
  • Patient's Rights Regarding Medical Information
  • 2000
  • Open Seminar Regarding Ohio Law Regarding Recall Elections
  • Ohio Law Regarding Recall Elections
  • 1997

Attorney endorsements

Received (78)
Given (109)
Endorse Dennis
Unknown Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is attentive, knowledgable and a zealous advocate for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Other
"I have reviewed several of Mr. Tackett's responses on this site and I would strongly recommend him if you are looking for a personal injury attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Well-reputed, skilled advocate. I endorse this lawyer without reservation."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dennis is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Tackett is a highly respected attorney who is known for fighting hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Tackett has repeatedly demonstrated a high degree of knowledge and skill in his specialties on AVVO, and I endorse him."
Car accident Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dennis is a strong litigator with a compassionate demeanor."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Car accident Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Dennis without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and has the skills of a superb litigator."
Personal injury Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Quality representation and exceptional attentiveness to clients."
Animal law Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent attention to detail and a fantastic advocate for all his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr Tackett is a top notch lawyer. He will fight for you and get you the best result possible. He has the respect of the legal community and will do a great job for you. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Other
"This attorney strives to always represent clients the best way possible. I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Tackett is a good personal injury and auto accident lawyer. He knows the law well and does hard work to help his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Other
"Very determined and dedicated attorney. I endorse this lawyer"
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Knowledgeable and experienced."
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Virginia Beach Personal injury Lawyer Dennis Wayne Tackett
Dennis Wayne Tackett
Personal injury Attorney
Virginia Beach, VA
Licensed for 31 years
Free Consultation