Denise Klug Pentino

P: (304) 230-1700
F: (304) 230-1610
Denise Pentino is the Managing Partner of the firm’s Wheeling office. Leveraging 21 years of extensive experience in mass tort, toxic tort and products liability law, including medical monitoring claims, Denise takes an aggressive approach to meeting client needs. Denise’s clients include an international chemical company, steel companies, logging and lumber companies, coal companies as well as various insurance companies.

Denise’s experience with complex litigation in both state and federal courts includes the management, discovery, resolution and/or trial of class actions, multi-party suits and mass tort claims including: West Virginia class action float sink litigation, polyacrylamide class action litigation and Fixodent denture cream litigation. She has managed complex litigation as lead counsel or assisting counsel in matters relating to medical monitoring and claims for personal injuries relating to neurologic disease, genotoxicity, reproductive toxicity and cancer.

Denise has a thorough knowledge of West Virginia deliberate intent litigation and offers counsel to clients as they face the complex and unique challenges encompassed by West Virginia law. Drawing on her deep reservoir of knowledge surrounding workplace safety regulations, workers’ compensation law and industry operations, Denise helps clients plan and strategically implement policies to limit their exposure. Leveraging her knowledge of the region’s industries and operations with experience in front of a number of state and federal courts, Denise provides clients the efficient solutions they need to keep their company moving forward.

Denise also has extensive experience representing insurance companies in bad faith litigation, both in Ohio and West Virginia in state and federal courts.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Ohio County Bar Association
  • Leadership West Virginia
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Wheeling Health Right, Inc., Board of Directors
  • West Virginia Northern Community College Paralegal Program, Advisory Board Member
  • American Inns of Court, Organizing Committee Member


  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Commercial Litigation
  • Selected for the West Virginia Super Lawyers® List
  • West Virginia Generation Next presented by The State Journal, 2006
  • Leadership West Virginia, 2008
  • Dinsmore, Board of Directors