Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC

200 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301
United States

Phone: (304) 345-0200
Fax: (304) 345-0260

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Primary Contact
Peter T. DeMasters
  • Office: (304) 225-3058
  • Cell: (304) 906-7490
  • Fax: (304) 598-0790
Alternate Contact 1
J. Tyler Dinsmore
  • Office: (304) 347-4234
  • Cell: (304) 546-5610
  • Fax: (304) 345-0260
Alternate Contact 2
Michael Bonasso
  • Office: (304) 347-4259
  • Cell: (304) 545-0200
  • Fax: (304) 345-0260

About this Firm

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC serves local, national and international clients in the areas of litigation and transactional law. Founded in 1991, today more than 50 attorneys provide quality counsel to turn clients’ obstacles into opportunities.

At Flaherty, we are deeply committed to partnering with our clients to obtain optimum results. Throughout our history, our prime consideration has been our client’s interests, with a key consideration of the costs associated with litigation

While avoiding litigation may be desired, when necessary, our attorneys stand prepared to bring their considerable experience to the courtroom. We are experienced in trying matters ranging from simple negligence to complex, multi-party matters involving catastrophic damages.

Areas of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Law
  • Auto Liability
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Bankruptcy, Creditor's Rights, and Insolvency
  • Business Litigation and Class Actions
  • Business Transactions/Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Commercial and Business Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Data Privacy and Security
  • Energy/Oil & Gas
  • Environmental & Toxic/Mass Tort
  • Government Relations
  • Healthcare Law
  • IP and Technology
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor and Employment
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home/Assisted Living
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Device
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Public Utilities and Administrative
  • Real Estate
  • Retail and Hospitality Law
  • Subrogation
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Trust and Estates
  • White Collar Defense
  • Workers' Compensation

Representative Clients

We represent and defend many clients in a variety of industries, including automotive, banking, coal/mining, construction, construction equipment, consumer products, healthcare, insurance, oil and gas, pharmaceutical/medical device, recreational products, retail, timber and wood manufacturing and trucking. However, out of respect for their privacy and confidentiality, we do not list our clients in publications.

Additional Offices

205 West Main Street
Clarksburg, WV 26301
United States

48 Donley Street
Suite 501
Morgantown, WV 26501
United States

1225 Market Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
United States

Primary USLAW Practice Group Contacts

Appellate Law

Jeffrey M. Wakefield

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC
Charleston, WV
United States
Banking and Financial Services

James W. Lane

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC
Charleston, WV
United States
Business Litigation and Class Actions

Jeffrey M. Wakefield

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC
Charleston, WV
United States
Business Transactions/Mergers and Acquisitions

Caleb P. Knight

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC
Charleston, WV
United States
Cannabis Law

Caleb P. Knight

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC
Charleston, WV
United States
Complex Tort and Product Liability

Michael Bonasso

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC
Charleston, WV
United States
Construction Law

Peter T. DeMasters

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC
Morgantown, WV
United States
Energy/Environmental

Christopher A. Brumley

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC
Charleston, WV
United States
Government Relations

Christopher A. Brumley

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC
Charleston, WV
United States
IP and Technology

Caleb P. Knight

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC
Charleston, WV
United States
Insurance Law

Erica M. Baumgras

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC
Charleston, WV
United States
Labor and Employment

Peter T. DeMasters

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC
Morgantown, WV
United States
Mediation and Arbitration

Thomas V. Flaherty

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC
Charleston, WV
United States
Medical Law

Amy R. Humphreys

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC
Charleston, WV
United States
Professional Liability

Peter T. DeMasters

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC
Morgantown, WV
United States
Real Estate

James W. Lane

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC
Charleston, WV
United States
Retail and Hospitality Law

Alonzo D. Washington

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC
Morgantown, WV
United States
Transportation and Logistics

Peter T. DeMasters

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC
Morgantown, WV
United States
Trusts and Estates

Richard R. Marsh

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC
Clarksburg, WV
United States
White Collar Defense

Jeffrey M. Wakefield

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC
Charleston, WV
United States
Workers’ Compensation

William J. Hanna

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC
Charleston, WV
United States

Resources & Articles

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC obtained a dismissal of all claims

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC obtained a dismissal of all claims

Posted December 30, 2023

Attorney Mark J. McGhee of Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC obtained a dismissal of all claims against seven current or former employees of the City of Parkersburg, including the mayor, fire chief, and former chief of police. The City of Parkersburg employees were sued for alleged civil rights violations related to… Continue Reading

Summary judgment obtained for physician In Circuit Court of Greenbrier County

Summary judgment obtained for physician In Circuit Court of Greenbrier County

Posted November 1, 2023

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC attorneys Sam Fox and Morgan Villers obtained an award of summary judgment for their client in the Circuit Court  of Greenbrier County, West Virginia. The client, a Greenbrier County physician, had been sued for alleged medical negligence involving the interpretation and analysis of a tissue specimen… Continue Reading

Flaherty attorneys Knight and Coffield successfully argue for certificate of need exemption for WV hospital

Flaherty attorneys Knight and Coffield successfully argue for certificate of need exemption for WV hospital

Posted May 1, 2023

Following a multi-year effort, attorneys Caleb Knight and Bob Coffield successfully argued for the approval of a certificate of need exemption for War Memorial Hospital, Inc. to acquire and operate an MRI scanner at Valley Health Spring Mills in Martinsburg, West Virginia. The West Virginia Health Care Authority had denied… Continue Reading

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso | Regional retail company successfully reorganized in Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso | Regional retail company successfully reorganized in Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Posted January 30, 2023

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso attorneys Jim Lane and Eric Johnson served as debtor’s counsel to a regional retail business in a chapter 11 bankruptcy. The debtor had been mired in class action litigation for 10 years. Total claims against the company exceeded $170 million. Though the bankruptcy was vigorously contested, the… Continue Reading

Martin, McDaniel obtain defense verdict in medical professional liability case

Martin, McDaniel obtain defense verdict in medical professional liability case

Posted December 15, 2022

On December 12, 2022, attorneys Ted Martin and Shereen McDaniel obtained a defense verdict in a medical professional liability case in the Circuit Court of Harrison County, West Virginia. Plaintiffs (husband and wife) alleged that a diagnostic radiologist deviated from the standard of care in the work-up of a palpable… Continue Reading

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso | WV Supreme Court of Appeals upholds ruling in decade-long case against the City of Charleston

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso | WV Supreme Court of Appeals upholds ruling in decade-long case against the City of Charleston

Posted October 30, 2022

After more than 10-plus years of litigation, including three appeals to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso attorneys Timothy L. Mayo and Jason Proctor were successful on behalf of the City of Charleston, West Virginia, in securing the termination of a law enforcement officer who had… Continue Reading

Transactions: Bob Coffield of Flaherty Sensabaugh & Bonasso manages certificate of need, regulatory approvals for healthcare group acqusition

Transactions: Bob Coffield of Flaherty Sensabaugh & Bonasso manages certificate of need, regulatory approvals for healthcare group acqusition

Posted June 30, 2022

Louisville, Kentucky-based ScionHealth has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dallas-based Cornerstone Healthcare Group, an organization with 16 locations of specialty hospitals, senior living facilities, and a behavioral health facility. Flaherty attorney Bob Coffield is managing certificate of need and regulatory approvals for their Huntington, West Virginia, location. The… Continue Reading

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso Earns Defense Verdict Obtained in Cabell County

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso Earns Defense Verdict Obtained in Cabell County

Posted August 26, 2021

After a three-day in-person jury trial, Amy R. Humphreys and Jason Proctor of Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a hospital in the Circuit Court of Cabell County, West Virginia. Plaintiff alleged that the firm's client failed to properly maintain their premises which caused plaintiff… Continue Reading

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