Flaherty was founded in 1991 as a litigation firm focused on hard work and results. Today, we are the largest litigation firm in West Virginia and have grown to offer corporate and transactional services to assist our clients better.

Over the years, we have built a solid reputation as an efficient, client-focused law firm. What does that mean? It means actively cultivating an innovative, energetic environment centered on listening to our clients closely and building forward-thinking case strategies to achieve their goals.

We’ve managed to stay true to our roots – never compromising our core values while working hard to establish, build and grow relationships with clients, attorneys on both sides of the bar and with communities across our state. We are proud of our history and unique story and put that experience to work for every client we serve.

In Memoriam

Stephen R. Brooks

8/10/48 – 8/9/18

Stephen R. Brooks

Steve Brooks was passionate about his family, his work and his community. His genuine caring for others and his unwavering commitment to his clients will serve as an inspiration to others for many years to come. Flaherty has lost a great friend and colleague. He will be deeply missed. Bio

John Andrew Smith (Jack)

2/25/57 – 10/23/20

John Andrew Smith (Jack)

Our firm mourns our friend, partner and colleague John Andrew Smith (Jack), who passed away on October 23, 2020, after a courageous five-year battle with cancer. Jack was dedicated to his family, friends and community, and an incredible advocate for clients. We will miss him dearly. Bio

Carmine J. Cann

7/27/30 – 3/24/21

Carmin J. Cann

Carmine Cann was passionate about his family and friends, about his community and about his work. A native of Clarksburg, Carmine practiced law with his father upon graduating from West Virginia University College of Law in 1954. In 1967, their firm merged with another and eventually became Young, Morgan and Cann. He joined Flaherty’s Clarksburg office in 2017. Carmine will be deeply missed by everyone at Flaherty and the Clarksburg community at large. Bio

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