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Tyler’s Contact Information

304.347.4234 Tel
304.345.0260 Fx


Tyler’s Secretary

Jill Dye


A highly skilled negotiator, Tyler Dinsmore has been with the firm for 30 years. He serves as our Managing Member and Chairs the Complex Tort and Product Liability Group – concentrating his skill in the complex world of asbestos defense.

“Experience, preparedness and the desire to obtain the best results for clients” drive his practice and his passion for helping solve significant problems with the best-thought-out solution. He works to reduce indemnity expenses and provide cost-effective and prompt service. “I strive to provide the best results possible for each client, in each matter, at the best value.” “I evaluate cases early, develop with the client a defense/resolution strategy and zealously implement our plan.”

Tyler has managed more than 50,000 suits against product manufacturers and contractors in asbestos litigation, including a number of Fortune 500 companies.

He is an AV Preeminent® Peer-Review Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubble® and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America©.

Presently, Tyler serves on the Audit Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia and Trustee of St. Matthews Episcopal Church. He is also actively involved in Legal Aid and Manna Meal. A devoted husband, father and father-in-law,  Tyler also enjoys fly-fishing and hunting with his Llewellyn Setters.

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia (1991)

Court Admissions

  • WV Supreme Court of Appeals (1991)
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of WV (1991)
  • United States Supreme Court of Appeals (1997)
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of WV (1998)
  • United States Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit (1999)


  • L.L.M – Corporate and Commercial Law, King’s College, University of London, London, England  (1991)
  • J.D. – Mississippi College School of Law (1990)
  • B.A. – History, Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia (1986)

Professional Involvement

  • Campaign for Legal Aid Leadership Committee Co-Chair (2009-2010)
  • WV State Bar Association, Member
  • Kanawha County Bar Association, Member
  • WV Bar Association
    • President (2001 – 2002)

Community Involvement

  • WV Chamber of Commerce
    • Board of Directors
    • Civil Justice Committee
  • St. Matthews Episcopal Church, Sr. Warden (2000)
  • Sunrise Museum – Corporate Development Committee

Awards & Honors

  • AV Preeminent® Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubble®
  • Listed, West Virginia Super Lawyers (2014 – 2018)
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America©, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants (2017 – 2022)
    • 2020 – Lawyer of the Year – Charleston, WV – Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants

Teaching & Lecturing

  • Instructor, Hospitality Law, WV State College (1993-1996)