Denise Pentino Goes Over the Edge for YWCA Wheeling

August 25, 2014News Releases

Dinsmore & Shohl’s Denise Pentino went over the Edge for the YWCA Wheeling. On August 23, Pentino was one of dozens of people who rappelled 116 feet down the Stone Center to support the YWCA Wheeling.

Pentino gathered $1,000 in pledges to take part in the event, which raised more than $50,000 for the local organization. The money benefits the programs of the YWCA Wheeling and helps further the mission of eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The organization estimates its programs assist more than 5,300 women and children each year. Pentino said the first step was the hardest part, but she was lucky that her husband, Tom, went with her.

“It was worth it to battle my fear of heights to help raise funds for the YWCA Wheeling,” said Pentino. “The work they do in our community to help women and children and strive to eliminate racism is inspiring. It inspired me to go over the edge.”

Pentino is very active in the community, serving on the Board of Directors for West Virginia Court Appointed Special Advocates (WV CASA) Association and the Wheeling Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

At Dinsmore, Pentino is the Managing Partner of the firm’s Wheeling office. Her 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. Drawing on her deep reservoir of knowledge surrounding workplace safety regulations, workers’ compensation law and industry operations, Pentino helps clients plan and strategically implement policies to limit their exposure. She also has extensive experience representing insurance companies in bad faith litigation, both in Ohio and West Virginia in state and federal courts.