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Efficiency, knowledge and hands-on experience make Eric Thomas Frye an outstanding asset to the firm. A Southern West Virginia native, he’s keenly in tune with natural resources development and the resulting economic impact. Eric defends clients from unfair claims – with a sharp eye for lack of scientific data and misinformation.
Why do so many clients trust Eric? “When you combine hands-on experience with the first-class legal minds at Flaherty, you have a formula for cost-effective success.”
Eric’s focus includes Deliberate Intent, Negligence, Personal Injury, Regulatory issues and Employment-related issues such as Wrongful Termination and Discrimination. The most rewarding part of his practice? Providing insight to clients who may be lost in a jungle of administrative battles, or who believe they must take unfair punishment.
“Listening to my clients is the most important aspect of being an attorney. I listen, counsel, advise. There is no other way to do this job.”
- Deliberate Intent
- Workplace Liability
- Mining Regulation
- General Litigation
- Occupational Safety & Health Regulation
- Employment Law
- J.D., West Virginia University College of Law (2008)
- B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, College of Arts and Sciences, Political Science, Environmental Studies (2005)
- West Virginia State Court
- United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Representative Legal Work and trial experience:
- Represented a client in an appeal involving the West Virginia Wiretapping Act.
- Represented a client in an appellate brief involving toxic torts and fraudulent representation.
- Represented a client in a contractual matter.
- Represented a client involved in a deliberate intent suit filed in federal court alleging permanent injuries resultant from a highwall fall.
- Represented a surveying company in a negligence action.
- Represented an Insurance Company in an automobile accident case alleging permanent injury of the plaintiff resultant from a rear-end collision.
- Represented an insurance company in a bad faith case.
- Represented a client in a three-week toxic exposure case.
- Has taken MSHA and OSHA citation contests to trial before Federal Administrative Law Judges.
- Black Bear, LLP v. Halsey, No. 16-0232 & No. 16-0249, 2016 W. Va. LEXIS 972, 2016 WL 7210151 (W. Va. Dec. 12, 2016) (memorandum decision)
- Bevins v. Apogee Coal Co., LLC, 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 3998 (4th Cir. W. Va., Mar. 3, 2016)
- Bevins v. Apogee Coal Co., LLC., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 173926 (S.D. W.Va. 2014)
- West Virginia Bar Association (2008)
- Habitat for Humanity Volunteer (2010 – Present)
- FSB Corporate Cup Co-Captain (2010 – Present)
- Assistant Football Coach, Scott High School (2003-2007, 2012)
- Assistant Track Coach, Scott High School (2009)
Awards & Honors:
- Listed, West Virginia Rising Stars (2015 – Present)
- T.S. Eliot Scholar, Washington University in St. Louis
- Four-year letter winner in football, Washington University in St. Louis
- Four-year letter winner in indoor track and field, Washington University in St. Louis
- Four-year letter winner in outdoor track and field, Washington University in St. Louis
- Member, Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso (2017 – Present)
- Associate, Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso (2009 – 2016)
- Clerk for the Honorable William S. Thompson, Judge of the Circuit Court of Boone County, West Virginia (2008-2009)
- Summer Associate, Shaffer & Shaffer, PLLC (2006, 2007)
- Westlaw Student Representative (2005-2008)