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Ted Martin



  • J.D. - West Virginia University College of Law (1987)
  • B.S. - Business Administration West Virginia University (1983)


  • West Virginia (1987)
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit (1991)
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals (1987)
  • United States District Court, Northern District of West Virginia (1987)
  • United States District Court, Southern District of West Virginia (1987)


With the firm since its inception, Ted Martin concentrates his practice in medical malpractice defense, health care law, and medical professional licensure and discipline. He is the former Chair of our Health Care Practice Group and currently serves on the firm’s Management Committee.

Ted is a lead trial attorney, among the best in West Virginia and the country, handling matters for doctors and hospitals. He has also handled more professional licensure and discipline matters than any other attorney in the state.

“It is critically important to listen to my clients to strategize and provide counsel to best defend the issues at hand – based on the client’s situation, dilemma and needs.”

For Ted, practicing law is about more than winning cases – it is about personal relationships with his clients. And being there with clear thinking and proven results to help them through difficult times, both professionally and personally.


Professional Involvement

  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • Kanawha County Bar Association
  • West Virginia Hospital Association Tort Reform Evaluation Committee (1993)
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow


Teaching & Lecturing

  • Faculty, Nursing Home Negligence, Charleston, WV (May 2001 & 2002)
  • Faculty, Litigating the Birth Trauma Case in West Virginia, Charleston, WV (September 1998)
  • Faculty, Risk Management, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Summer Seminar, Myrtle Beach, SC (1997-2003)
  • Faculty, Risk Management for Physicians, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Mid-Winter Seminar, Charleston, WV (1993-2003)
  • Faculty, Risk Management for Emergency Physicians, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Emergency Medicine Seminar, Snowshoe, WV (1993-2003)
  • Faculty, Medical Assurance of West Virginia Physician Loss Prevention Seminars, West Virginia (1996-2002)
  • Faculty, CNA Physician Loss Control Seminars, West Virginia (1989-1993)
  • Speaker, Numerous Continuing Medical Education Seminars sponsored by medical professional societies and hospitals throughout West Virginia on the issue of Professional Liability Risk Management and Medical Malpractice

Legal Experience

  • Member, Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC (1991 - Present)
  • Associate and Partner, Kay, Casto & Chaney (1987-1991)



Honors & Awards

  • Listed, Chambers USA - Litigation: Medical Malpractice Defense (2021-2023)
  • Listed, Chambers USA - Litigation: Healthcare (2010-2020, 2023)
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America© since 2009
    • Health Care Law (2012 - 2024)
    • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants  (2011 - 2024)
    • Lawyer of the Year: Charleston, WV - Health Care Law (2016)
    • Lawyer of the Year: Charleston, WV - Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants (2015)
  • Listed, West Virginia Super Lawyers 
    • Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice (2010 - 2023)
  • Peer Review Rated BV by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Moot Court Board, West Virginia University College of Law
  • National Moot Court Team, West Virginia University College of Law
  • Mountain, Ranking Honorary, West Virginia University

Practice Concentrations

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Health Care Law
  • Physician Representation
  • Health Care Risk Management
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