Flaherty Announces New Members for 2024

January 2024

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC is pleased to announce that William J. Aubel, Eric M. Johnson, Emily L. Lilly, and James C. Stebbins have been elected Members, effective January 1, 2024.

Bill Aubel has been practicing law since 2016 after graduating from The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. He joined Flaherty’s Charleston office in 2019, focusing his practice on business and commercial litigation, insurance coverage defense, bad faith, and professional liability. Bill takes great pride in having helped his clients reach favorable settlements and avoid potentially costly verdicts. Bill also regularly engages in commercial and real estate transactions.

Eric Johnson has been practicing law since 2016 when he began a judicial clerkship for the Honorable Joseph K. Reeder of the 29th Judicial Circuit. He joined Flaherty’s Charleston office in 2017 and focuses his practice on commercial and real estate transactions and litigation, creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, and corporate transactions. Eric has been recognized since 2021 in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch – Charleston for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Commercial Litigation.

Emily Lilly brings nearly 15 years of legal experience to Flaherty’s Charleston office. “One of the most rewarding aspects of my practice is when I can help someone defend the care they provided to a patient.” In addition to serving healthcare clients, Emily has represented many state agencies, government entities, businesses, and individuals in various types of legal matters, including civil rights, contract disputes, product liability, negligence, wrongful death, premises liability, toxic tort, mass litigation, and insurance law.

James Stebbins has been practicing law for nearly 30 years. James has significant experience in various litigation matters and has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America ® since 2015. His experience includes insurance defense, insurance coverage, bad faith, public entity liability, asbestos, class actions, construction law, commercial disputes, employment law, eminent domain, property disputes, and appeals.

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