CHARLESTON - Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso is pleased to announce that Danielle Waltz Swann has been elected National Conference Chair of the 2014 Defense Research Institute’s Construction Law Conference. The conference will be held in San Diego and over 500 attendees are expected.

In addition to being the National Conference Chair, Danielle is currently serving as a three-year member of the Construction Law Group’s leadership steering committee and has:

-Served as membership and social media chair for the construction law group;

-Served as the young lawyer representative for the construction law group; and

-Published the West Virginia portion of the DRI desk reference

Danielle’s practice emphasizes civil litigation in the areas of commercial, general and construction litigation. Danielle represents national banks in consumer credit protection cases and has defended engineers, architects and contractors in complex construction matters. In addition, Danielle has also represented state agencies and is well-versed in state administrative matters.

Danielle has expanded her practice to include government relations, where she is a registered to lobby on behalf of many state and national corporations.

About DRI – The international membership organization of all lawyers involved in the defense of civil litigation. DRI is committed to:

-Enhancing the skills, effectiveness, and professionalism of defense lawyers;

-Anticipating and addressing issues germane to defense lawyers and the civil justice system;

-Promoting appreciation of the role of the defense lawyer; and

-Improving the civil justice system and preserving the civil jury.

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Founded in 1991 by six lawyers, Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC has grown into one of the region’s largest litigation firms with offices in Charleston, Morgantown and Wheeling. To meet the needs of a growing and diverse client base, the firm has expanded beyond its initial focus on trials and appeals, adding practice areas to handle regulatory matters, corporate and commercial transactions, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights and employment law issues. The firm features practice groups tailored to specific practice areas and industries. Please visit to learn more.

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