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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

H. Dill Battle, III

H. Dill Battle, III

Chair, Insurance Government Relations & Regulatory
Chair, Workers' Compensation


  • Deliberate Intent Litigation
  • Energy Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Insurance Government Relations & Regulatory

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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
West Virginia, U.S.A.

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Mr. Battle's primary areas of practice are workers' compensation, employment relations and counseling, product liability litigation, and commercial litigation.

Bar Admissions


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia State Bar
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia


  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1989
  • West Virginia University, J.D., 1993
Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution | Deliberate Intent Litigation | Energy Law | Health Care Law | Insurance Government Relations & Regulatory | Insurance Govt. Relations/ Regulatory | Litigation | Natural Resources | Nursing Homes | Public Policy Advocacy & Reform | Public Policy, Advocacy & Reform | Workers' Compensation

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Defending employers in workers' compensation claims related to workplace injuries, occupational disease, occupational pneumoconiosis and hearing loss
  • Advising employers on leave policies and other employment-related matters
  • Defending employer deliberate intent, toxic tort and product liability matters in state and federal courts
  • Defending employment discrimination claims in federal and state courts, including age, gender, race and disability discrimination, and harassment cases
  • As an attorney in Charleston, WV, Mr. Battle has expertise defending and litigating administrative claims before the West Virginia Human Rights Commission
  • Negotiating successful mediation of wrongful employment discharge, employment contract disputes and premises liability cases
  • Trial experience in corporate premises liability defense, medical malpractice defense matters and employment discrimination matters
  • Representing financial institutions and loan servicing companies in federal and state courts regarding federal and state banking laws, consumer credit and protection, TILA, and Regulation Z

    When Does Overpayment Actually Occur?
    Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, September 2018

    In Reed v. Exel Logistics, Inc., No. 17-0864, 2018 WL 2769041 (W. Va. June 6, 2018), the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia clarified the circumstances necessary for an employer to claim overpayment of temporary total disability ("TTD") benefits. The question arose after an employer's claims examiner paid a claimant for an additional 156 days past the 104-week limit...

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