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J. Tyler Dinsmore

Managing Member


  • L.L.M - Corporate and Commercial Law, King’s College, University of London, London, England  (1991)
  • J.D. - Mississippi College School of Law (1990)
  • B.A. - History, Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia (1986)


  • West Virginia (1991)
  • WV Supreme Court of Appeals (1991)
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of WV (1991)
  • United States Supreme Court of Appeals (1997)
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of WV (1998)
  • United States Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit (1999)


A highly skilled negotiator, Tyler Dinsmore has been with the firm for 30 years. He serves as our Managing Member and Chairs the Complex Tort and Product Liability Group – concentrating his skill in the complex world of asbestos defense.

“Experience, preparedness and the desire to obtain the best results for clients” drive his practice and his passion for helping solve significant problems with the best-thought-out solution. He works to reduce indemnity expenses and provide cost-effective and prompt service. “I strive to provide the best results possible for each client, in each matter, at the best value.” “I evaluate cases early, develop with the client a defense/resolution strategy and zealously implement our plan.”

Tyler has managed more than 50,000 suits against product manufacturers and contractors in asbestos litigation, including a number of Fortune 500 companies.

He is an AV Preeminent® Peer-Review Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubble® and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America©.

Presently, Tyler serves on the Audit Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia and Trustee of St. Matthews Episcopal Church. He is also actively involved in Legal Aid and Manna Meal. A devoted husband, father and father-in-law,  Tyler also enjoys fly-fishing and hunting with his Llewellyn Setters.


Professional Involvement

  • USLAW Network
    • Managing Partner Committee Chair (2024)
  • Campaign for Legal Aid Leadership Committee Co-Chair (2009-2010)
  • WV State Bar Association, Member
  • Kanawha County Bar Association, Member
  • WV Bar Association
    • President (2001 - 2002)

Community Involvement

  • WV Chamber of Commerce
    • Board of Directors
    • Civil Justice Committee
  • WVU College of Law
    • Visiting Committee
  • St. Matthews Episcopal Church, Sr. Warden (2000)
  • Sunrise Museum - Corporate Development Committee


Teaching & Lecturing

  • Instructor, Hospitality Law, WV State College (1993-1996)

Additional Legal Experience

  • Member, Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC (1992 - Present)
  • Research Assistant for Professor, Rosalyn Higgins, London School of Economics, London, England (1991)


Honors & Awards

  • AV Preeminent® Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubble®
  • Listed, Chambers USA, Litigation:  Mass Torts (2023)
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America©, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants (2017 - 2024)
    • 2020 - Lawyer of the Year - Charleston, WV - Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
    • 2023 - Lawyer of the Year - Charleston, WV - Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
  • Listed, West Virginia Super Lawyers 
    • Personal Injury Defense: Products (2014 - 2018, 2022 - 2023)
    • Class Action (2024)
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