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McDermott & Bonenberger, P.L.L.C.
53 Washington Avenue
Wheeling, West Virginia 26003Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 304-242-3220
Fax: 304-242-2907
mandblaw.com
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Established: 1972

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Bad Faith
  • Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
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About Us
McDermott & Bonenberger, P.L.L.C. is a firm that specializes in the areas of complex litigation, personal injury, medical malpractice, insurance coverage and insurance bad faith. The firm handles cases throughout West Virginia and Ohio. Some of our attorneys are experienced mediators.
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
American National Property and Casualty CompanyAmerisure Companies
AXA Corporate SolutionsC & F Underwriters Group
Employers Insurance Company of WausauGeneral Accident Group
Inland Mutual Insurance CompanyInsurance Corporation of America
Kentucky National Insurance CompanyOhio Bar Liability Insurance Company
Professional Underwriters Liability Insurance CompanyThe St. Paul Companies
Scottsdale Insurance CompanyState Farm Fire and Casualty Company
State Farm Insurance CompaniesState Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
Travelers Insurance CompaniesUnited Services Automobile Association (USAA)
Non-Insurance Clients
Farm Fresh, Inc.London Market Insurers
Rain CIIStone Energy Corporation
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Personnel Information
Partners
R. Gregory McDermott
Wheeling, WV
E-Mail:RGMcdermott@mandblaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Bad Faith
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Personal Injury
  • Mediation
Admitted
  • West Virginia, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Memberships:
  • American, West Virginia and Ohio County (Past President) Bar Associations
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
Education:
  • West Liberty University, B.S., 1981
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 1985
Born:1957
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W. Gus Saines
Wheeling, WV
E-Mail:WGSaines@mandblaw.com
Years of Experience:32
Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Construction Litigation
Admitted
  • Ohio, 1985
  • Pennsylvania, 1992
  • West Virginia, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Memberships:
  • Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio State, Ohio County and Belmont County BAr Associations
Reported Cases:
Witt v. Sleeth, 198 W.Va. 298, 481 S.E. 2nd 189 (1996) Carbasho v. Musulin, 217 W.Va. 359, 618 S.E. 2nd 362 (2005) Arthurs v. Pownell, 2014 W.Va. Lexis 174 (2014)
Education:
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, B.A., 1982
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 1985
Military:
U.S. Army JAG Corps., 1986-1990
Born:1959
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Michael G. Gallaway
Wheeling, WV
E-Mail:mggallaway@mandblaw.com
Years of Experience:30
Admitted
  • Ohio, 1986
  • West Virginia, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2013
Education:
  • Denison University, B.A. Economics (Phi Beta Kappa), 1983
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 1986
Born:1961
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Firm Members
Laurie Dobkin McDermott
Wheeling, WV
E-Mail:LDMcdermott@mandblaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Estate Administration
Admitted
  • West Virginia, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, 1985
Memberships:
  • West Virginia and Ohio County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Bethany College, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1982
  • West Virginia University, J.D., 1985
Born:1960
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Patrick J. McDermott
Wheeling, WV
E-Mail:PJMcdermott@mandblaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Real Estate
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Estate Planning
  • Litigation
Admitted
  • West Virginia, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
Memberships:
  • West Virginia and Ohio County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Wheeling College, B.A., 1992
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., 1996
Born:1966
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Counsel to the Firm
Landers P. Bonenberger
Wheeling, WV
E-Mail:LPBonenberger@mandblaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mass Tort
  • Complex Litigation
  • Mediation
Admitted
  • West Virginia, 1968
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
  • National and Ohio County Bar Associations
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia Defense Bar
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Education:
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1964
  • University of Notre Dame, J.D., 1968
Born:1942
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