John W. Hartel - AV Preeminent 2021

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 often serves as a private Arbitrator and Mediator on personal injury cases at the request of attorneys in litigation.

Mr. Hartel’s practice is approximately 60% in Virginia, 30% in the District of Columbia, and 10% in Maryland.

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

Mr. Hartel resides in Arlington, Virginia.

Miscellaneous Information

  • Neutral Case Evaluator, Fairfax County Circuit Court, 1996-Present.


  • Chico, California on March 9, 1963


  • George Mason University - J.D. - 1988
  • American University - B.A. - 1985

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Fairfax and American Bar Associations
  • Virginia State Bar
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • The Northern Virginia Defense Lawyers Association Member
  • The Northern Virginia Defense Lawyers Association President, 1996-1997
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • District of Columbia Defense Lawyers Association

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