Flaherty  |  Sensabaugh  |  Bonasso   PLLC

Charleston  |  Morgantown  |  Wheeling   304-345-0200

Will’s Contact Information


304.347.4275 Tel
304.345.0260 Fx

V-Card

Will’s Secretary

Kara White

Services

Will Hanna is a veteran trial lawyer with more than 25 years of litigation experience. He represents clients throughout West Virginia in a variety of areas, including mass tort and class action litigation, product litigation, trucking accidents and workplace liability. He has successfully taken dozens of cases to verdict as a first chair lawyer in multiple West Virginia counties, as well as in Federal courts.

“My clients can expect fearless representation regardless of the severity of the case or the complexity of the jurisdiction.”

Hanna has enviable experience in a wide range of industries. Known as a stand-out in the areas of workplace liability – specifically deliberate intent – Hanna has defended a diverse field of clients from corporate coal operators and trucking companies, automotive and product manufacturers, to individuals and small business owners.

What sets Hanna apart? “I pay extremely close attention to detail, and I utilize prior experience, particularly in the courtroom. I have a strong work ethic, and that preparedness translates into a desire to achieve the best result for my clients.”

With his commitment to excellence, hands-on approach and approachable style, clients rely on Hanna to resolve their litigation issues.

“Listening is one of my strong suits. I pride myself on providing personal, caring representation and being available to my clients whenever they need me.”

Practice Concentrations:

  • Workplace Liability
  • Product Liability Litigation
  • Automotive Warranty Litigation
  • Work Place Injury/Deliberate Intent Litigation
  • Complex Mass Tort and Class Action Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage and Defense Litigation
  • Personal Injury/General Civil Litigation

Education:

  • J.D., Ohio Northern University College of Law (1990)
  • B.A., West Virginia Wesleyan College (1986)

Court Admissions:

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia

Reported Cases:

  • 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)
  • State ex rel. Ford Motor Co. v. Nibert, 2015 W. Va. LEXIS 252 (W. Va. Apr. 9, 2015)
  • Bevins v. Apogee Coal Co., LLC., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 173926 (S.D. W.Va. 2014)
  • Bluestone Indus., Inc. v. Keneda, No. 12-1337, 2013 W. Va. LEXIS 1148 (W. Va. Oct. 24, 2013) (per curiam)
  • Richard Friel v. Kenton Meadows Company, Inc., No. 12-1470 (W. Va. Supreme Court, October 18, 2013) (memorandum decision)
  • Baisden v. Alpha & Omega Coal Co., LLC, No. 2:11-079, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9893 (S.D. W. Va. Jan. 27, 2012)
  • Hoschar v. Appalachian Power Co., No. 3:11-00152, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 170136 (S.D. W. Va. Nov. 30, 2012)
  • Mrotek v. Coal River Canoe Livery, Ltd., 214 W.Va. 490, 590 S.E.2d 683, 2003 WL 22852524, , W.Va., December 03, 2003(No. 31395.)
  • Arroyo v. Ford Motor Co., 59 Fed.Appx. 524, 2003 WL 550401, 60 Fed. R. Evid. Serv. 897, , C.A.4 (W.Va.), February 27, 2003(No. 02-1408.
  • Beatty v. Ford Motor Co., 212 W.Va. 471, 574 S.E.2d 803, 2002 WL 31747282, Prod.Liab.Rep. (CCH) P 16,464, , W.Va., December 05, 2002(No. 30622.)
  • Hawkins v. Ford Motor Co., 211 W.Va. 487, 566 S.E.2d 624, 2002 WL 1370223, 48 UCC Rep.Serv.2d 114, , W.Va., June 19, 2002(No. 30357.)
  • Moser v. Ford Motor Co., 28 Fed.Appx. 168, 2001 WL 1387600, , C.A.4 (W.Va.), November 08, 2001(No. 01-1303.)
  • Brady v. Deals on Wheels, Inc., 208 W.Va. 636, 542 S.E.2d 457, 2000 WL 1784599, , W.Va., December 04, 2000(No. 27664.)
  • State ex rel. Hechler v. Christian Action Network, 201 W.Va. 71, 491 S.E.2d 618, 1997 WL 405933, , W.Va., July 16, 1997(No. 23573.)
  • Putnam County Fire Service Bd., Inc. v. Kelly, 192 W.Va. 37, 449 S.E.2d 508, 1994 WL 329895, , W.Va., July 08, 1994(No. 22044.)

Professional Involvement:

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Kanawha County Bar Association

Community Involvement:

  • Bream Memorial Presbyterian Church _ Session Member
  • Kanawha Valley Soccer League _ Board Member and Coach
  • Charleston City Council At-Large Representative

Awards & Honors:

  • AV Preeminent® Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubble®
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2017 – Present
  • Mason-Crickard Scholar, West Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Benedum Scholar, West Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Phi Delta Phi Honors Fraternity, Ohio Northern College of Law