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John W. Hartel, Esq.

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Phone: (301) 486-1200
Fax: (443) 749-5150

7467 Ridge Road Suite 100
Hanover, Maryland 21076

AV Preeminent

Mr. Hartel’s practice focuses on insurance defense litigation. He has extensive experience handling insurance defense cases for insurance companies, insurance coverage litigation, insurance fraud litigation, and state insurance administration matters. Mr. Hartel also represents insurance companies regarding first party insurance claims and regularly conducts examinations under oath at the request of insurance companies. He has tried in excess of 300 jury trials and has many years of experience arguing appellate matters.

Mr. Hartel’s practice is approximately seventy percent in Virginia, twenty percent in the District of Columbia, and ten percent in Maryland.

He resides in Arlington, Virginia.

Mr. Hartel has received an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell.


B.A., American University, 1985

J.D., George Mason University, 1988

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Fairfax and American Bar Associations

Virginia State Bar

The District of Columbia Bar

The Northern Virginia Defense Lawyers Association
President, 1996-1997

Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys

District of Columbia Defense Lawyers Association

  • 1989, Virginia
  • 1990, District of Columbia
  • 1999, Maryland; U.S. District Court
  • 1999, District of Columbia
  • 1999, U.S. District Court
  • Eastern District of Virginia
Miscellaneous Information:
  • Neutral Case Evaluator, Fairfax County Circuit Court, 1996-.
  • Chico, California, March 9, 1963
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