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Michael Bonasso of Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC, is one of Flaherty’s founding members, has defended companies in the areas of complex, mass and class action litigation and product litigation for more than 38 years. He has tried scores of cases to verdict in the Federal and State Courts in West Virginia and has appeared dozens of times before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

With respect to complex civil litigation, he has handled numerous commercial litigation matters involving coal royalties, oil and gas supply contracts, business interruption claims, business interference claims and equipment leasing claims, among others.

In cases involving mass/class litigation, Mr. Bonasso has represented various industrial equipment and automotive manufacturers, commercial entities, and plant owners. As to product litigation, he has extensive experience in defending American, European and Asian manufacturers of automobiles, industrial equipment, agricultural machinery, recreational equipment, and consumer and commercial tools and equipment.

Mike is a member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, where he serves as Chair of the Law Practice Management Section and Vice-Chair of the Corporate Counsel Symposium Committee. He is also a member of the FDCC’s Substantive Law Sections on Commercial Litigation and Product Liability. Mike has served as the Managing Member of Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC since 1991, managing the firm’s growth from six lawyers to more than 65 lawyers in three offices across West Virginia.

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