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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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|WV||Authorized to practice law||2004||01/15/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate||National Board of Trial Advocacy||2013|
|Member||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||N/A|
|Captain||United States Army||1995 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Ohio State Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Ohio Association for Justice||N/A||N/A|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Washington County Bar Association||President||2006 - 2007|
|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|
|See all legal cases|
|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|
|Ohio State University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|U.S. Military Academy||N/A||B.S.||1995|