Offutt Nord Ashworth, PLLC, founded in 1993, is a regional law firm specializing in litigation. The firm initially opened with five (5) attorneys and one legal assistant working from an office in Huntington, West Virginia. Since its inception, the firm has successfully handled over two thousand (2,000) litigation matters. Nearly four hundred (400) of these cases have involved the defense of physicians, hospitals and other healthcare professionals and organizations in lawsuits alleging medical malpractice.
The firm regularly represents the insureds of over one hundred (100) insurance companies and self-insured entities, as well as several publicly and privately held corporations and businesses in complex litigation matters throughout the region. The firm’s attorneys have successfully tried cases in dozens of venues throughout West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio and Maryland, and have achieved an outright defense verdict in eighty percent (80%) of the medical malpractice cases tried to verdict. The firm has achieved a favorable verdict in ninety percent (90%) of the medical malpractice cases tried to verdict, achieving either an outright defense verdict or a verdict less than the amount offered in settlement prior to trial. This trial record has been in a region noted for venues that are generally unfavorable to defendants, with juries who consistently award large verdicts in favor of injured individuals.
The firm represents clients involved in general civil litigation statewide in West Virginia and on a regional basis in Eastern Kentucky and Southern Ohio. The firm generally limits its practice to the representation of individuals and corporations involved in litigation or potential litigation. Lawyers of the firm represent clients in all areas of litigation including medical malpractice, legal malpractice, products liability, toxic torts, personal injury, insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, motor carrier litigation, arson, premises liability, sexual harassment and employer’s liability.
Offutt Nord Ashworth, PLLC emphasizes trial skills in providing legal services for clients. The attorneys of the firm enjoy a reputation for providing quality legal services in all areas of insurance defense advocacy. The firm’s attorneys, legal assistants and support staff emphasize team work in rendering quality legal services in a cost effective manner. The reputation of the firm is built upon a proven trial record in numerous cases involving complex legal issues, factual questions and catastrophic damages. This proven trial record and emphasis on trial skills and trial preparation has resulted in favorable settlements and verdicts for our clients in a wide variety of cases.
Our attorneys bring a broad range of experience and educational backgrounds to their cases allowing them to handle complex legal matters involving a wide variety of technical and factual issues.
Our attorneys, legal assistants and staff keep their knowledge current through continuing legal education, speaking engagements and authorship in numerous legal publications. In addition, our attorneys, legal assistants and staff are heavily involved in numerous civic organizations in the communities in which we live and work.