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Ethan Thomas Vessels

Personal injury Attorney at Marietta, OH

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  • State Years
    West Virginia - WV 19 years
    Ohio - OH 20 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State WV
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Ethan

Learn Ethan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Auto accidents Wrongful death Brain injuries Insurance litigation Serious injuries Trial practice Trucking accidents

    20 years

  2. Oil and gas

  3. Employee benefits
    ERISA Health plan litigation Denied health insurance claims Life and accidental death insurance claims Long-term disability insurance claims Pension claims COBRA issues Insurance bad faith

    20 years

  4. Medical malpractice

    15 years

I am a principal partner at Fields, Dehmlow & Vessels, LLC.  I handle exclusively civil litigation matters. 


My primary practice areas are in personal injury, wrongful death, insurance disputes, and employee benefits litigation  (ERISA). 


I handle an array of personal injury matters sometimes involving minor injuries, but often involving substantial injuries, and sometimes death.  I was recently invited to join the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (TM) after successfully negotiating a settlement exceeding $1 million in a wrongful death matter.


ERISA litigation usually arises from the wrongful denial of employee insurance benefits--health insurance, long-term disability insurance, accidental death & dismemberment insurance, and life insurance. It also covers claims related to pension benefits.


In addition to personal injury and insurance litigation, I often accept general civil litigation matters such as real estate and business disputes.


I am licensed in both Ohio and West Virginia.  I accept cases throughout Southeast Ohio and Northern West Virginia.

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Fields, Dehmlow & Vessels LLC
309 Second Street
Marietta, OH, 45750


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  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Captain
  • United States Army
  • 1995 - 2000


  • Ohio State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • U.S. Military Academy
  • B.S.
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • Industrial Worker v. Industrial Employer
  • Settlement of $1.2 million
  • Bryant v. R&M Delivery Company
  • Verdict of $516,000
  • Jane Doe 2 v. XYZ Major Employer
  • Payment of over $250,000
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  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2006 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2013
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • N/A


  • Book
  • I have been injured. What are my legal rights? Second Edition
  • 2011
  • I have been injured. What are my legal rights?
  • I have been injured. What are my legal rights?
  • 2009
  • Transportation Law Journal
  • The Lessor of Two Evils: The Presumption of Responsibility for Motor Carrier Lessees or Common Law Respondeat Superior
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Personal Injury 101
  • Case De-Selection and Legal Ethics
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (9)
Endorse Ethan
Employee benefits Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ethan is an outstanding practitioner with a thoroughgoing knowledge of the nuances of the law that serve him and his clients well."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Vessels as a valuable member our profession and of this forum. Attorneys who participate in this forum are providing useful information for those in need and should be commended. Further, the type of information conveyed is in the true spirit of professionalism where information is provided to help those in need which is the underpinning of the legal profession. Often the users of this forum are given second opinions that expand on information or provide contradictory information. Providing information empowers the uninformed to go forward with confronting their legal problems. I recommend and endorse this attorney for all listed areas of practice in his profile."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ethan is a very hard working, intelligent and effective personal injury attorney. I have had several trials with him and would highly recommend him. He is not afraid to tackle tough cases and diligently represents his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. He is highly competent in the field of personal injury and well respected among his peers. His commitment to professionalism and ethics is unmatched. I strongly recommend Mr. Vessels."
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Marietta Personal injury Lawyer Ethan Thomas Vessels
Ethan Thomas Vessels
Personal injury Attorney
Marietta, OH
Licensed for 20 years