Harry Deitzler has been a practicing attorney since 1976. For the past 25 years he has been a partner in the Charleston, West Virginia law firm Hill, Peterson, Carper, Bee & Deitzler, PLLC. Mr. Deitzler previously served as president of the West Virginia Prosecuting Attorneys’ Association, president of the West Virginia State Bar, and president of Public Justice. In 2001 he founded and funded the Deitzler Foundation, Inc, a 501(c)(3) charitable family foundation.
Mr. Deitzler and his co-counsel were recognized as “Trial Lawyers of the Year” by Public Justice for work in a precedent setting case involving recovery for victims of DuPont Corporation’s perfluorooctanoic acid (C8) groundwater pollution in areas surrounding Parkersburg, West Virginia. The class action settlement immediately resulted in cleanup of six community water systems and the creation of a comprehensive medically verified community health study which gathered medical histories and blood samples from nearly 70,000 affected residents. The data from that study revealed that DuPont and other corporate giants were effectively poisoning the world. Toxic C8 is now in the blood of virtually every human being on the planet.