Danielle M. Waltz is a Member in the Litigation and Government Relations practice groups. Her litigation practice focuses on consumer-related class actions and financial litigation for Fortune 500 companies. Her government relations practice encompasses lobbying legislators and elected officials, campaign finance, and ethics. She is a member of the Construction industry group. She practices out of the Firm’s office in Charleston, West Virginia.
Danielle has litigated class actions, consumer-related claims and financial litigation cases in state and federal courts for over a decade. Her clients are Fortune 500 companies and industry leaders. With her construction clients, Danielle advises on commercial disputes and risk management, as well as litigation cases. With many of her clients in the construction industry, she knows the business side of construction as well as the law.
Danielle’s government relations clients include publicly-traded companies, national trade associations, institutions of higher education, and national and local business entities. Some of the topics she has tackled include right to work, tort reform, the creation of an intermediate court of appeals, nonpartisan judicial elections, economic development incentives, tax issues, and regulatory issues for publicly-traded utilities. Danielle is familiar with campaign finance issues, as well as grass roots campaigns, and frequently counsels her clients on election issues and polling data.
Danielle maintains a presence at the West Virginia Legislature during its regular session, any special sessions, and legislative interim meetings. She monitors legislation as it is filed, scheduled on committee agendas, and amended. Danielle routinely works with the West Virginia Governor’s Office, the State Treasurer, the Secretary of the Department of Economic Development, legislative leadership, including the chairs of key committees in both the West Virginia Senate and House of Delegates. She is often consulted on policy matters, possible appointments to boards and commissions, and initiatives by government officials.
Danielle is a proud native of West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle. She earned her undergraduate degree in mathematics and a law degree from WVU, so it's no surprise she's a big fan of WVU sports. Danielle is a natural problem solver who enjoys helping her clients find solutions to their issues, which often requires tenaciity and out-of-the-box thinking — and she still solves math problems for fun.