Shawn T. Flaherty, Esq.
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Shawn Flaherty is the founding partner of the Pittsburgh law firm FLAHERTY FARDO, LLC. He has been a practicing attorney in the state of Pennsylvania and in the Third Circuit for over 25 years.
Prior to founding the law firm FLAHERTY FARDO, LLC, Shawn Flaherty was a partner in Woodruff, Flaherty & Fardo, LLC and Woodruff & Flaherty, P.C. There he partnered with Attorney Dwayne D. Woodruff, Esquire, who is now a presiding Judge in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.
Mr. Flaherty is the son of the late Mayor Pete Flaherty and a life long resident of Allegheny County.
Shawn is a 1982 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and a 1985 graduate of Duquesne Law School.
In 2006, Shawn served the 30th District of Western Pennsylvania at the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives. Here, he advocated strongly for property tax reform, focusing on tax cuts for small businesses and individuals.
He has represented and successfully settled numerous high profile litigation cases including a successful police brutality suit in favor of an Olympic hopeful boxer. He has extensive experience in litigating Pennsylvania truck accident cases and bus accident cases. He is very knowledgeable with the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations) as well as trucking cases involving commercial driver fatigue. In 2008, he gained press for a jury verdict against the Port Authority of Allegheny County in a case that was highly disputed by the Port Authority.
Shawn Flaherty has a reputation for refusing to back down. He has extensive experience with general business counsel and business litigation. His business clients are always impressed with his depth of understanding. He garners this depth of understanding by fully interviewing his clients prior to taking their case. He is known for firmness when dealing with a hostile party and for taking a conciliatory approach when settlement is within reach. He knows the difference between litigation and settlement and knows when to make the appropriate recommendation to his client.
Presently, he remains general counsel to numerous businesses, including Day Automotive, one of the largest automotive dealerships in Pennsylvania and remains focused on litigation involving serious personal injuries and Pennsylvania truck accident and bus accident cases.
He serves on both the Allegheny County Library Board and the Pittsburgh Economic Development Board. He remains active and committed to his local and political community and to the city of Pittsburgh. He resides with his wife, Debbie Flaherty and his three children, in the Fox Chapel area of Pittsburgh. His personal interests include golf, skiing and politics.
Shawn T. Flaherty Testimonials:
“Shawn was wonderful to me- I really appreciate everything that he did for me.
I couldn’t have hired a better attorney- his personality is great- he makes you feel as if the world is NOT going to end just because you are accused of something- If I were to ever need another attorney again, I would go with Shawn.All in all, when everything was said and done, not only was I extremely pleased with Shawn and his professional manner, but with his services. He took the worst time in my life and made it better. Just by being able to vent to him with my concerns, which he never dismissed, to just having him explain things to me the way I understood, it helped with the traumatic issues in my life… thanks Shawn… you are the best….”
“Hi Shawn, Thank you. I had no idea what to expect filing my first lawsuit. I really didn’t even want to file it. You guys did a phenomenal job and me and my family can’t thank you enough. I hope I never need you again, but if I, or anyone I know does, I absolutely will recommend you.” Thanks again guys, we really appreciate it!”
IN THE NEWS:
- Flaherty Tells NFL Commissioner Goodell, “Be Fair With The Fans”.
- Flaherty settles suit with City of Pittsburgh over scanners
- Flaherty Endorsed by Post-Gazette for State House
- Flaherty Sworn in as PA State Representative
- Flaherty’s Name Surfaces in Pennsylvania Lt. Governor’s Race
- Flaherty Represents Olympic Hopeful in Brutality Suit Against Police
- Attorney Flaherty Teaches US Airways Lesson in Manners
- Attorney Shawn Flaherty Presides Over High Profile Coroner’s Inquest