Thursday, March 19, 2009

Best Lawyers' 2009 West Virginia Personal Injury Litigator of the Year

Congratulations to my partner, Tom Flaherty, who was selected as Best Lawyers' 2009 West Virginia Litigator of the Year. A well deserved honor.

Tom is a straightforward and hardworking defense litigator who does an incredible job representing the best interests of his clients.

This past year he was involved in various high profile and important cases, including successfully leading a team of FSB lawyers to secure a settlement in the case against former West Virginia University football coach, Rich Rodriguez.

In all, seven Flaherty, Sensabaugh & Bonasso, PLLC lawyers were selected by their peers as 2009 Best Lawyers in America. See the complete list of those honored in my prior post, FSB: Best Lawyers in America 2009.

Following is Best Lawyers' press release honoring Tom:
Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Thomas V. Flaherty as the “West Virginia Best Lawyers Personal Injury Litigator of the Year” for 2009.

After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities.

These specialties are Banking Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Corporate Law, Family Law, Personal Injury Litigation, and Real Estate Law and only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 15th edition of
The Best Lawyers in America (2009), is based on more than 2.5 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in our surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

Steven Naifeh, Managing Editor of Best Lawyers, says, “We continue to believe – as we have believed for more than 25 years – that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession. We would like to congratulate Thomas V. Flaherty on being selected as the ‘West Virginia
Best Lawyers Personal Injury Litigator of the Year’ for 2009.”

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