Danielle Waltz, Fierce Advocate for the Success of West Virginia’s Economy, Joins Dinsmore as Equity Partner

August 23, 2023News Releases

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP is thrilled to announce the addition of Danielle Waltz, a skilled construction law litigator and champion for West Virginia’s economic success, to the Firm’s Charleston office. Danielle joins an established and dynamic team in the Mountain State and will help lead the Firm’s government relations efforts.

Across the state and region, Danielle has made a name for herself by thinking outside conventional bounds to handle complex government relations matters. She brings an intimate understanding of the state's business dynamics to her work, which includes everything from bill drafting to strategy building to helping clients forge mutually advantageous partnerships with elected officials. Danielle was drawn to Dinsmore’s proven success with “thoughtful and rapid growth,” and she intends to capitalize on the Firm’s “national presence, extensive coast-to-coast bench of talented attorneys and nimble approach to helping clients with problem-solving.”

“We are excited to partner with and support all that Danielle does,” Jill Cranston Rice said. “She is well-respected both in and beyond our state as a visionary go-getter who rolls up her sleeves and gets things done for clients.”

Through her leadership roles with organizations such as the Associated Builders and Contractors, WVU College of Law Visiting Committee and the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), Danielle has used her influence to move the needle in recruitment and mentoring efforts as she continues to look for ways to “pay it forward” in the legal industry. She is a frequent contributor to thought leadership and an experienced speaker.  She remains actively involved with DRI in its Construction Law Group, serves as vice-chair of the Third-Party Litigation Funding Task Force and is a former chair of the DRI Annual Meeting.

“Danielle’s commitment to excellence and the energy she brings is game-changing to our office, as well as our West Virginia practice,” said Ashley Pack, managing partner of the Firm’s Charleston office. 

A native of West Virginia’s northern panhandle, Danielle received her undergraduate degree in mathematics from West Virginia University and also earned her J.D. at WVU. She enjoys giving back to the university and the state as a member of the Law School and Honors College Visiting Committee and the Education Broadcasting Authority, to which she was appointed by Governor Jim Justice.