Dinsmore open in Barnesville

BARNESVILLE – Dinsmore & Shohl is pleased to announce that it is expanding service to the Barnesville area.

The firm’s newest location opened June 1 at 160 E. Main St.

“Establishing a presence in Barnesville will enable us to more effectively assist our clients with interests between Wheeling, West Virginia and Columbus, Ohio,” said George Vincent, Dinsmore Managing Partner.

“This location allows Dinsmore to expand its Corporate and Shale resources practices in the hub of the Utica Shale activity with attorneys who live and routinely work in that area,” said Denise Pentino, Wheeling Office Managing Partner

Two local Dinsmore attorneys, David Liberati and Aaron Bruggeman, will staff the location. They will be able to provide legal counsel to clients in Belmont, Guernsey, Noble and Monroe counties by leveraging the entire Firm’s resources.

Liberati has nearly 30 years of experience handling residential and commercial real estate matters, commercial transactions, business formation, and general litigation in Eastern Ohio and the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia.

Dave also serves as Chief of the Civil Division in the office of the Belmont County Prosecuting Attorney representing the County Commissioners, elected officials and boards, as well as Township Trustees. He has previously served as law director for the village of Bellaire.

Bruggeman focuses on insurance defense and coverage disputes, taking a practical, solutions-oriented approach. He is adept at handling matters related to shale resources and helping his clients plan and prepare for constantly-evolving legislation and regulations

His familiarity with shale activities, as well as their impact on the Ohio and West Virginia economic landscape, make him a trusted ally for his clients.

“The response from our existing clients in the area has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Liberati. “There’s a lot of excitement generated by this move.”

Pentino is the Managing Partner of the firm’s Wheeling office. Leveraging 19 years of extensive experience in mass tort, toxic tort and products liability law, including medical monitoring claims, she takes an aggressive approach to meeting client needs.

Pentino’s clients include an international chemical company, steel companies, logging and lumber companies, coal companies as well as various insurance companies.

About Dinsmore & Shohl

Dinsmore & Shohl is comprised of more than 475 attorneys practicing in 13 cities throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Washington D.C.

For more than a century, Dinsmore has provided a broad range of integrated services to meet the needs of both large and small businesses as well as institutions, associations, governments, professional firms and individuals. For more information, please visit