Whether in mediation, arbitration or trial, the lawyers at Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso are devoted to one overriding principle: Aggressively representing the firm’s clients at every stage of litigation, from pre-suit mediation or arbitration to trial and the appeals process.
  • Formed in 1991
  • Over 60 attorneys
  • 28 attorneys with BV or better Martindale-Hubbell rating
  • Three offices in West Virginia: Charleston, Morgantown & Wheeling
  • Eleven lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®
    • 2012 five lawyers recognized as "Lawyers of the Year"
  • FSB represents individuals and corporations in every type of litigation and is one of the largest litigation defense firms in West Virginia
  • FSB provides legal representation to state government agencies and corporations in a wide array of legal matters
What We Do

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC is one of West Virginia’s largest litigation law firms.  The firm is involved primarily in personal injury defense litigation for product manufacturers, trucking companies, hospitals physicians, employers, and coal companies, as well as local businesses and premises owners of all sorts. Because of the increasingly specialized needs of our clients, we have also divided our litigation firm into practice groups: products liability, commercial and general litigation, medical malpractice (for the defense of hospitals, physicians and other licensed health care providers), professional negligence, insurance coverage and bad faith, workplace injury, employment litigation, appellate and mass/class tort. We have represented many defendants in litigation beyond personal injury, including cases involving employment claims, property damage, business interruption and other complex commercial losses. Over the years, a significant portion of our practice has also involved insurance companies, not only defending many individual and business insureds, but also defending the interests of the insurance companies themselves in matters concerning insurance bad faith litigation and insurance coverage disputes.

Firm Practice Areas Include:

  • Class Actions & Mass Torts
  • Commercial & General Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Transactions
  • Employment Law
  • Government Relations
  • Health Care & Regulatory Compliance
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
  • Long Term Care
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • State & Federal Appeals
  • Workplace Liability
Zealous representation is not enough. We know that clients judge us by our results. We judge ourselves by the same standard.