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ERIN JEWELL

Co-Founder and Partner

Erin@hartyjewell.com

Direct: 757-568-9635

 

Attorney Erin E. Jewell is a partner and Co-Founder of Harty Jewell, PLLC.  Ms. Jewell was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 2005.  Since that time, Ms. Jewell has focused her career on obtaining compensation for those seriously injured as a result of the negligence or recklessness of others.  She has represented and obtained compensation for asbestos victims suffering from asbestos-related diseases caused by occupational and household asbestos exposure, as well as those injured by toxic substances, dangerous drugs and defective devices.

 

Ms. Jewell has significant experience litigating cases both in state and federal courts and obtaining compensation for those seriously injured and in wrongful death cases.  As a trial attorney, Ms. Jewell has prepared and tried cases to verdict, including two of which were reported as “Virginia’s Largest Verdicts” in 2008 and 2012, and has served on trial teams involving other multi-million-dollar product liability verdicts.

 

Ms. Jewell has also recovered workers’ compensation benefits and disability compensation benefits for asbestos victims and other injured persons before the Department of Labor, Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, and Veteran’s Administration.  In the course of her work representing asbestos victims, Ms. Jewell also routinely prepared estate plans and counsel to clients concerning estate administration when needed. Her practice includes:

  • Preparing and trying cases to verdict for asbestos victims, personal injury victims, and those injured by product defects.

  • Representing individuals who suffer from latent injuries as a result of exposure to toxic substances, dangerous drugs and defective products.

  • Obtaining disability benefits for veterans diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases from the Veteran’s Administration.

  • Representing individuals who are victims of consumer fraud.

  • Estate planning and estate administration.

 

Education:

  • Regent University Law school - Juris Doctor

  • Old Dominion University - Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Minor in Spanish

Admissions:

  • Supreme Court of Virginia

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia

Honors:

  • Super Lawyers, Personal Injury – Products, 2020, 2021 & 2022

  • Influential Women of Law, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, 2021

  • National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40, 2019

  • Super Lawyers, “Virginia Rising Stars” 2010, 2013 through 2019

Associations:

  • American Association for Justice (“AAJ”)

  • AAJ PDC Virginia Co-Chair (2021-present)

  • AAJ Board of Governors (2018-present)

  • AAJ State Delegate (2016-2018)

  • AAJ Voter Protection Act Committee (2016-present)

  • AAJ Women’s Caucus Fundraising Committee (2019-present)

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (“VTLA”)

  • VTLA Treasurer (2022-present)

  • VTLA Parliamentarian (2021-2022)

  • VTLA Executive Council (2021-present)

  • VTLA Board of Governors (2013-present)

  • VTLA District Governor (2018-2021)

  • VTLA/AAJ Governor (2018-2022)

  • VTLA Legislative Committee (2021-present)

  • VTLA Torts Legislative Subcommittee (2019-present)

  • VTLA Fundraising Committee Co-Chair (2020-present)

  • VTLA Seminar Chair, 2021 October Advocacy Seminar, “Turning the Corner: Trial Prep and Strategy in the New Normal” (Richmond, October 2021)

  • VTLA Seminar Chair, Women’s Caucus – “A Trauma Informed Practice” (Richmond, May 2019)

  • VTLA Convention Committee (2017-2021)

  • VTLA Women’s Caucus Leadership Committee (2014-2020)

  • VTLA Women's Caucus Chair (2018-2019)

  • VTLA CLE Committee Chair (2017-2018)

  • VTLA Diversity Committee Co-Chair (2016)

  • VTLA Diversity Committee Chair (2015-2016)

  • VTLA Young Trial Lawyer’s Section Chair (2013-2014)

  • ​​Pound Institute Fellow

  • Newport News Bar Association

 

Publications & Speaking Engagements:

 

  • VTLA Convention, 2022, “Business Development Panel, Growing Your Practice in 2022,” March 2022.

  • VTLA Advanced Auto Retreat, ““How to Best Find and Use Financial Bias of Adverse Experts,” July 2021.

  • VTLA Non-Economic Damages Retreat, “Conceptualizing Non-Economic Damages in Wrongful Death Cases,” May 2021.

  • VTLA Advocacy Seminar, “Methods to Preserve Testimony & Foster Negotiations,” October 2020.

  • VAPPA Paralegal Association, “Technology While Working Remotely,” September 2020.

  • Women of Plaintiffs’ Asbestos Litigation (PALS), “Expanding Your Network,” May 2020.

  • The Supreme Court of Virginia Reaffirms the Duty Principles of RGR, LLC v. Settle in Quisenberry v. Huntington Ingalls, Inc., VTLA Law Journal, Issue 37 (2019).

  • VTLA Paralegal Seminar, “Building a Basic PowerPoint,” November 2018.

  • Client Intake and Representation Agreements, Ethical Pitfalls, Red Flags and Keys to a Successful Interview, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, September 2015.

  • First Day in Practice Seminar, Virginia State Bar, Fall 2013.

Community Service:

  • Ms. Jewell is a VFW Auxiliary Member (Post 3219) and volunteered with the VFW’s event for the Second Annual Phoebus Clean Sweep Day.

  • As Chair of the VTLA Women’s Caucus, Ms. Jewell coordinated fundraising efforts for: (1) donations to Reading Enriches All Children (REACH), which resulted in over $2,000 worth of books being donated to homeless and at-risk children in Hampton Roads; and (2) school supply drive resulting in 192 items being donated to children in Puerto Rico following hurricane devastation.

  • Ms. Jewell is a long-time supporter of the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank and led her former firm to win regional recognition for its contributions to the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank by the Attorney General in 2019, and coordinated volunteer opportunities for the firm with the Foodbank.

  • Volunteer Youth Soccer Coach, York County Parks and Rec (2016).

  • One City Marathon, Race Day Volunteer (2015).

  • Mock Trial Competition, Volunteer Judge, Regent University (2010).

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