707 Virginia St. E.
Suite 1300 P.O. Box 3786
Charleston, WV 25337
Mary Sanders is a prolific litigator who has tried more than one hundred cases to jury verdict. Ms. Sanders practices in the areas of general liability, bad faith and coverage, transportation and construction claims. Her appellate work has established insurance case law in many areas of coverage, bad faith, and damages.
Ms. Sanders has extensive experience from over 26 years of practice:
Defending construction claims for a wide variety of contractors. Her clients range from coal haulers to developers of large commercial sites. Regardless of the contractor's particular trade, Ms Sanders' experience and familiarity with the construction industry and contracts provide her with the necessary skills to successfully defend her client.
Defending large and small commercial motor carriers from minor to catastrophic accidents, as well as cargo and loading dock claims.
Defending employers from workplace injury claims asserted by employees under West Virginia's "deliberate intent" statute. This statute allows employees to assert a claim directly against their employer, in addition to the workers compensation claim.
Defending national and international manufacturers in product liability claims. Her experience in this area includes cases involving mass tort litigation, environmental and exposure claims and product defect claims.
Defending insurance companies through coverage disputes and bad faith claims. Ms. Sanders has been involved in some of West Virginia's seminal coverage and bad faith decisions.
In 2013, Ms. Sanders was named to the Executive Council of The West Virginia Bar Association, a voluntary, private association of lawyers.
In 2009, Ms. Sanders was invited to join the Litigation Counsel of America, an honor conveyed on less than 5 percent of lawyers, nationwide. She is also recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, in the areas of Insurance Litigation, Personal Injury Defense, and Product Liability Litigation.
She is a graduate of West Virginia University College of Law and holds a degree in journalism from the University of Oregon. Before beginning her legal education, she worked as an artist, chef, and builder.