Founding Attorney R. Dean Hartley

West Virginia Personal Injury Attorney

R. Dean Hartley is one of the founding attorneys at Hartley Law Group, PLLC. Just like the rest of his team he has a strong passion for personal injury victims and looks to use his understanding of the law to gain them a just outcome. He has an in-depth background practicing personal injury that has allowed him to better serve his clients. He looks to help in whichever way he can, and offers not only strong litigation skills, but a compassionate advocate as well. He has witnessed too many insurance companies and corporations with immoral practices that try to take advantage of workers, giving them less than they deserve.

He makes it his place to step in and fight on behalf of those harmed on the job from exposure to toxic chemicals, an accident or the daily strain of their job. Since entering the legal profession, he has continually sought to advance his knowledge of the state laws on personal injury and to better understand more effective tactics when seeking relief for clients. Having a skilled attorney is one of the most important factors in almost any case and for those that are in the difficult situation of suffering lung cancer from toxic exposure. Attorney R. Dean Hartley is someone you can depend on for forceful, devoted representation. He has been successful in the cases of many of his clients; gaining them significant recoveries to help relieve some of the harm that they have had to suffer.

Dean Hartley premier personal injury attorney

To begin discussing your case with Attorney R. Dean Hartley, contact our firm today. We offer free case evaluations.

How He Can Help

Personal injury is already a challenging area of the law to confront. Especially after an accident, emotions can be high and there is the difficulty presented by the injury itself. The last thing that many people want to have to worry about is going to court and having to cover medical costs. It is unfortunately a reality that needs to be faced. Attorney R. Dean Hartley is able to step in at some of the darkest times and offer an invaluable service that may provide significant benefits both now and later on in life. He has an in depth understanding of the laws that has been gained from extensive years handling related cases.

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He knows from first-hand experience the steps that will need to be taken through the process and how to do them correctly. Winning verdicts and settlements has also given him a better understanding of what his clients have a rightful claim to and he uses this insight to prevent them from agreeing to anything less. If you have had to suffer at the hands of another you want a lawyer with you that cares about more than just your case. He recognizes the individual in each situation and the importance of retaining results so that they can carry on with their life.


  • West Virginia University College of Law (J.D. 1981)
  • East Carolina University (B.S. 1978)


  • West Virginia (1981)
  • Pennsylvania (1991)
  • Kentucky (1997)
  • West Virginia Supreme Court
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • Kentucky Supreme Court
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Pro hac vice admissions: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin


  • New York Academy of Sciences (2001 – Present)
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ) (formerly ATLA) (1981 – Present)
  • Fellow, National College of Advocacy
  • AAJ Benzene/Leukemia Litigation Group, Chair (1998-2000); Co-Chair (2001– Present)
  • AAJ Railroad Section
  • Roscoe Pound Foundation, Fellow
  • AAJ Presidents Club Member
  • AAJ “M” Club Member
  • West Virginia Association for Justice (formerly WVTLA) (1981 – Present)
  • WVTLA Amicus Curiae Committee (1998 – 2003)
  • Kentucky Association for Justice (formerly KATA) (1997 – Present)
  • American Bar Association (1981 – Present)
  • West Virginia Bar Association (1981 – Present)
  • Kentucky Bar Association (1997 – Present)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (1991 – Present)