Jason E. Messersmith


Jason Messersmith, Virginia Trial Attorney
(757) 223-4548
(757) 249-1627
Practice Areas:
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Estate Litigation
  • Landlord/Tenant Matters
  • Personal Injury
  • Traffic/DUI Matters


Jason Messersmith was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 2008 and joined the firm of Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, L.C.’s business law group that same year. He is a litigation partner within the firm’s business law group where he handles a wide array of matters including matters involving environmental law, construction law, commercial litigation, personal injury, defamation, land use, business disputes, estate disputes, landlord/tenant disputes, and traffic matters. Mr. Messersmith has extensive experience in state and federal courts and has tried both bench and jury trials.

Mr. Messersmith earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics, cum laude, from Old Dominion University in 2005. Mr. Messersmith earned his Juris Doctor from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary in 2008. While in law school, he was a member of the William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review.


Mr. Messersmith has represented, and continues to represent, residential and construction contractors within the Hampton Roads region. He has handled complex construction matters such as mechanic’s lien litigation and claims of defective construction. Mr. Messersmith has also litigated real estate matters such as title disputes, boundary disputes, valuation disputes, partition actions, and land use disputes. He has handled personal injury matters as well as business disputes and defamation actions. He has been lead counsel and tried complex cases before general district courts and circuit courts throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Mr. Messersmith has also appeared before the Supreme Court of Virginia.


Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, 2005
Graduated Cum Laude

Juris Doctor
Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 2008
William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review Member 2006-2008

Admissions and Licensing

  • Virginia State Bar, 2008 – present
  • Supreme Court of Virginia, 2008 - present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 2008 – present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, 2012 – present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2013 – present
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 2009 – present


  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, 2012 – present
  • Super Lawyers – Rising Stars – 2015


  • Virginia State Bar, 2008 – present
  • Virginia Bar Association, 2008 – present
  • Newport News Bar Association, 2009 – present
  • Hampton Bar Association, 2009 – present

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12350 Jefferson Avenue
Suite 300
Newport News, VA 23602

Local: (757) 223-4500
Toll-Free: (800) 459-1881