Attorney, Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso
Thomas Flaherty is an attorney with Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso in Charleston, West Virginia, where his primary practice areas include civil litigation, mediation and appellate practice. He has served as president of both the West Virginia State Bar and the Kanawha County Bar Association, and was a charter and founding member of the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia. He enjoys an AV peer rating from Martindale-Hubbell, is a Fellow in the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers and has been listed among The Best Lawyers in America for more than 20 years, longer than any West Virginia personal injury defense lawyer. Super Lawyers has rated him the No. 1 lawyer in West Virginia for the past seven years.
He has been inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has been named a Fellow of both the American Bar Association and the West Virginia Bar Association.
Since 2009 he has been a member of the board of governors of West Virginia University and served as chair of that board from 2015 to 2017. He has been involved in a variety of civic and community organizations and most recently served as co-chair of The Campaign for Legal Aid as well as The Ronald McDonald House Capital Campaign.
He is a graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law and holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from West Virginia University.
Thomas was appointed by the governor to the initial BrickStreet Mutual board of directors in 2006, and served as chair of the board of directors from 2009 to 2017. He has been listed among the Best Lawyers in America for 24 consecutive years and is a former chairman of the Board of Governers of West Virginia University.