William Harty

William Harty

Newport News, VA


  • Experience 21 years of experience year
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Practice Areas

Asbestos & Mesothelioma
Appeals & Appellate
Products Liability
Maritime Law
Asbestos & Mesothelioma

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Virginia
    Virginia State Bar

Working hours

  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours
  • Sunday: Open 24 hours


Will Harty is partner at Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, LC, where he represents clients in mesothelioma and asbestos cases, product liability, personal injury, and maritime tort trial litigation, and appellate practice. As a trial attorney, Mr. Harty and his colleagues have won several multi-million dollar product liability verdicts. In his appellate practice, Will has represented clients in complex legal issues before the Virginia Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Will is regularly consulted and retained by other firms across the nation on maritime issues. He also gives national-level presentations and continuing legal education seminars on maritime law, tort litigation, and trial and appellate strategy. He is a member of the Boyd-Graves Conference, an invitation-only conference of Virginia attorneys, judges and legislators, which studies legal issues and makes recommendations for changes to Virginia law. Will is a former law clerk for Judge (now Virginia Supreme Court Justice) D. Arthur Kelsey of the Virginia Court of Appeals. He is a former U.S. Army Infantry officer and Airborne Ranger, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, and 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (Opposition Forces). And he is a combat Veteran, Operation Just Cause, Panama 1989 and First Gulf War, 1990-1991.

Professional Associations

  • Virginia State Bar # 45447