Adam K. Strider



Adam K. Strider is an Associate in Bailey & Wyant, PLLC's Charleston, West Virginia office.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, magna cum laude, from Marshall University, and earned his J.D. from the West Virginia University College of Law in 2014.  Upon graduation from law school, he served as a law clerk in the Circuit Court of Berkeley County, in his native eastern panhandle.  Thereafter, he moved to the Charleston, West Virginia area, where he made his career as an employment attorney and management consultant for three years before joining Bailey & Wyant, PLLC in 2018.  In 2019, Adam was elected to the South Charleston City Council representing the 8th Ward, and continues to serve in that role to the present.  Adam is originally from Jefferson County, West Virginia, and now resides in South Charleston, West Virginia.


  • J.D. 2014 – West Virginia University College of Law
  • B.A. 2011 –  magna cum laude - Marshall University

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Kentucky State Bar
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for Northern District of WV
  • United States District Court for Southern District of WV

Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment Litigation and Consulting
  • Law Enforcement and Correctional Civil Rights Defense
  • General Civil Defense Litigation
  • Election Law
  • Campaign Finance Law Compliance

Professional Associations

  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia


  • CALI Award – Coal, Oil & Gas Law

Representative Cases

Walker v. Donahoe, 3 F.4th 676 (4th Cir. 2021)

Stewart v. Justice, 518 F.Supp.3d 911 (S.D.W.Va. 2021)

Launi v. Hampshire Cty. Prosecuting Attorney's Office, 480 F. Supp. 3d 724 (N.D.W.Va. 2020), aff'd No. 20-2010 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 33824, 2021 WL 5294933 (4th Cir., Nov. 15, 2021).

Casdorph-Mcneil v. Casdorph, No. 18-0497, 2019 W. Va. LEXIS 406, 2019 WL 4257186 (W. Va., Sept. 9, 2019)

Harris v. County Commission of Calhoun County, 238 W. Va. 556, 797 S.E.2d 62 (W. Va., 2017)