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Eric Hayhurst

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For nearly a decade, Attorney Eric Hayhurst has represented individuals seriously injured by the negligent and reckless acts of others. In 2017, he founded Hayhurst Law, located in Morgantown, West Virginia, with the focus of bringing personal attention to each and every one of his clients. He is licensed to practice law in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Attorney Hayhurst serves clients throughout Morgantown, Monongalia County, and the surrounding areas, helping those who face serious legal challenges involving personal injury, employment law, and criminal defense.

A 2005 graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science, Attorney Hayhurst also attended the West Virginia University College of Law. While pursuing his law degree, he was a member of the Moot Court Board and received several CALI Awards for his outstanding academic achievements. He obtained his Juris Doctor in 2009, graduating in the top 10 percent of his class.

In 2009, he received his license to practice in West Virginia from the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia admitted him to practice that same year. The following year, he received admittance to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, and in 2014, he received his license from the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

Recognized as a tenacious and aggressive litigator, Attorney Hayhurst has achieved notable success defending the rights and protecting the best interests of those he has served. Having recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his plaintiff personal injury clients, he has earned a permanent membership into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, and he is AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, a peer review process, for his impeccable professionalism, high ethical standards, and exceptional legal abilities. Additionally, he has been named to the list of Rising Stars among personal injury attorneys in West Virginia by Super Lawyers® Magazine. Attorney Hayhurst serves as the Chairperson of the Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee of the West Virginia State Bar and the past President of the Monongalia County Bar Association.

In his spare time, Eric enjoys WVU Mountaineer sports, officiating high school basketball and baseball games, spending time with his dog, Baxter, and partaking in activities in Morgantown and the surrounding areas.

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, 2009
  • Pennsylvania, 2014
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, 2009
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, 2010

Awards & Honors

  • AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Permanent Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • Rising Star, SuperLawyers, 2014-2020

Civic & Bar Activities

  • Chairperson, Young Lawyers Section of West Virginia State Bar
  • Past President, Monongalia County Bar Association
  • Bachelor of Arts West Virginia University - University 2005
  • Juris Doctor West Virginia College of Law - Graduate School 2009

Client Testimonials

Real Stories from Real People
  • He was always there for me.

    “I was very impressed with his level of concern and compassion for my disabilities after my accident.”

    - Angela
  • Expertly guided me through the difficulties of a personal injury lawsuit.

    “He settled my case at the maximum amount available which allowed me to have the surgery needed and replace the finances I lost during the ‘battle’ with the insurance companies.”

    - Judy
  • I have always been impressed with his intellect and hard work.

    “Eric sincerely cares about his clients and is a great advocate for them.”

    - Richard D.
  • I highly recommend his services for anyone looking for professional and efficient legal services.

    “Eric Hayhurst's expertise and diligence to seeing my case through was a relief to my family's peace of mind.”

    - Jessica E.
  • I am happy with the outcome and what he was able to accomplish on my behalf.

    “He kept me well advised and informed during every step of the case.”

    - Tracy D.

Verdicts & Settlements

Your Victories are Our Victories
  • $2 Million Wrongful Death Car Accident

    Head-on collision between SUV and box truck.

  • $1.1 Million Car Accident - Spinal Cord Injury
  • $350 Thousand Medical Malpractice
  • $300 Thousand Car Accident
  • $225 Thousand Slip & Fall
  • Limit of Available Insurance Single Vehicle Rollover Accident
  • $125 Thousand Auto vs. Tow-Truck Collision
  • $122.5 Thousand Car Accident
  • $105 Thousand Slip & Fall
  • $100 Thousand Car Accident

    Head-on collision involving a DUI driver.


Why Hire Hayhurst Law?

  • Results-Driven Approach

    We are prepared to do what it takes to get clients the recovery they deserve, including going to trial.

  • Accessible to Clients

    Attorney Eric Hayhurst is committed to handling cases directly & making himself available to clients.

  • Successful Track Record

    Eric Hayhurst has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts & settlements on behalf of the injured.

  • Committed to the Community

    Native to West Virginia, Eric Hayhurst is dedicated to serving the injured throughout the community.

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Trust your case to an aggressive and tenacious litigator with a successful track record of helping the injured. Attorney Eric Hayhurst is not afraid to go to trial and is dedicated to maximizing the compensation you deserve.