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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 more than 25 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 large 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 45,000 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 named in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 (Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants).

Presently, Tyler serves as Vice-Chancellor to the Dioceses of West Virginia and Trustee and Vestry member of St. Matthews Episcopal Church. He is also actively involved in Legal Aid and Manna Meal.  A devoted husband and father, Tyler also enjoys fly-fishing and hunting with his Llewellyn Setters.


Practice Concentrations

  • Asbestos defense
  • Toxic Tort
  • Mass Tort
  • Civil Litigation

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 – 2021)
    • 2020 – Lawyer of the Year – Charleston, WV – Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants

Teaching & Lecturing

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