John David Hurst

John David Hurst: Attorney with Motley Rice LLC AV stamp icon
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  • 50 Clay Street, Suite 1, Morgantown, WV 26501
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Biography

John Hurst works to hold corporations accountable for the harm they do to individuals and society, developing and executing case strategies in toxic tort, occupational disease, chemical flavoring, catastrophic injury, medical device and product liability cases.

John represents workers and their family members injured by occupational, environmental or household exposure to asbestos, including numerous mesothelioma victims. A central member of the West Virginia team, he also manages large, complex multi-party litigation and works extensively in federal, state, and bankruptcy court at both trial and appellate levels. John litigates legal issues under product, premises, and employer liability theories.

John represents merchant mariners with Jones Act claims against their shipowner employers in the federal asbestos MDL-875 and in the Northern District of Ohio and has presented on this topic. In 2014, John was a key member of a trial team that obtained a compensatory and punitive damages verdict in Massachusetts federal court against a manufacturer of asbestos-containing fireproofing.

Recognized as an AV rated attorney Martindale-Hubbell, John’s experience goes beyond occupational disease litigation. He represented victims of a 2009 explosion at the ConAgra facility in Garner, N.C., and negotiated the resolution of those claims against industrial contractors.

John published the first academic analysis of credit counseling agencies, “Protecting Consumers from Consumer Credit Counseling,” 9 N.C. Banking Inst. 159 (2005), and co-authored “Premises Liability Update: Employee Cases,” for Emerging Trends in Asbestos Litigation, (March 9-11, 2009), and “The Changing Landscape of Single Sex Education,” School Law Bulletin (2006).

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Awards and Accolades

•Super Lawyers

2014-2018 West Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars list
Personal injury - general: plaintiff; Personal injury - products: plaintiff; Class action/mass torts: plaintiff

Related Content

Recent Blog Posts

October 7, 2015

Takeaways from the FDA Public Hearing on Bayer’s Essure Device

by: Fidelma L. Fitzpatrick

October 19, 2015

Asbestos Trusts and Medicare Liens: Three Options for Potential Relief

by: Jeanette M. Gilbert

Related News

August 4, 2016

Judge Gives Consolidated California Essure Cases a Boost in Rulings, Following Briefing and Argument by Motley Rice and Co-Counsel

August 5, 2016

Joe Rice Co-Chairs annual Perrin Asbestos Litigation Conference for 7th consecutive year

February 29, 2016

FDA takes action on Essure permanent birth control procedure

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Asbestos Exposure
  • Medical Devices
  • Toxic Exposure

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
304.413.0457  Phone
(843) 216-9440  Fax
www.motleyrice.com
University Attended:
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, B.A., highest distinction, 2002
Law School Attended:
University of North Carolina, School of Law, J.D., 2006
Year of First Admission:
2006
Admission:
U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina, Northern District of Ohio, District of South Carolina, and the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia; North Carolina; 2008, West Virginia; South Carolina; Pennsylvania
Memberships:

Associations

•American Association for Justice
•American Bar Association
•South Carolina Association for Justice
•Charleston County Bar Association

Reported Cases:
Casework: Flavoring Chemical Lawsuits: Flavoring chemicals provide pleasant aromas and tastes to consumer products, but when inhaled by workers and consumers, they may cause serious lung diseases and in certain cases, may be fatal.; Attorneys: Anne McGinness Kearse Scott B. Hall; Essure Lawsuit: The Essure permanent birth control procedure has been linked to severe complications such as chronic pelvic pain, device migration and death.; Attorneys: Fidelma L. Fitzpatrick Carmen S. Scott; Household Asbestos Exposure: Motley Rice lawyers have more than three decades of experience in asbestos and mesothelioma lawsuits, representing victims of occupational, environmental and household asbestos exposure.; Attorneys: Anne McGinness Kearse John E. Herrick; MARDOC: MDL 875, In re Asbestos Liability Litigation, involves issues relating to personal injury damages caused by asbestos products and has included more than 100,000 cases and up to 10 million claims, including land-based and maritime docket (MARDOC) claims.; Attorneys: John E. Herrick John D. Hurst; West Virginia Asbestos: For more than 30 years, our attorneys have been proud to represent West Virginians and their families in asbestos and personal injury claims.; Attorneys: Anne McGinness Kearse John D. Hurst; Asbestos in Canada: Canada's long history of asbestos mining, import and export has resulted in a rapidly increasing number of asbestos-related diseases.; Attorneys: Anne McGinness Kearse T. David Hoyle; Asbestos-Related Diseases: We are committed to advocating for the rights of those suffering from the many chronic and deadly diseases such as mesothelioma and other cancers caused by asbestos exposure.; Attorneys: Anne McGinness Kearse John E. Herrick; Mesothelioma: Mesothelioma is primarily associated with asbestos exposure and can occur 10 to 60 years after the initial exposure. We have worked with thousands of victims of mesothelioma from asbestos exposure.; Attorneys: Anne McGinness Kearse John E. Herrick
ISLN:
919102703
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Peer Reviews

  • 4.6/5.0 (27 reviews)
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  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.6/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.6/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.7/5.0
  • Communication

    4.7/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.4/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 11/16/15 in Asbestos Litigation

    Mr. Hurst is an exceptional, hard-working and dedicated attorney to his clients' needs in the West Virginia Asbestos Litigation. Mr. Hurst is very personable and maintains good working professional relationships with counsel.

    Mr. Hurst is an exceptional, hard-working and dedicated attorney to his clients' needs in the West Virginia Asbestos Litigation. Mr. Hurst is very personable and maintains good working professional relationships with counsel. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 11/18/15 in Trial Practice

    Mr. Hurst is an extremely competent attorney who thoroughly develops the factual background of his client and the facts surrounding the issues involved with the case, and applies the legal theories to achieve the best result for his client.

    Mr. Hurst is an extremely competent attorney who thoroughly develops the factual background of his client and the facts surrounding the issues involved with the case, and applies the legal theories to achieve the best result for his client. Read less

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