Charles R. Bailey

Managing Member

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About

Charles R. “Chuck” Bailey is the Managing Member of the Charleston office of Bailey & Wyant, PLLC. He currently serves as general counsel for the Central West Virginia Regional Airport Authority, which operates Yeager Airport in Charleston, and counsel to the State Credit Union. Mr. Bailey frequently lectures on topics pertaining to litigation tactics, professional liability, insurance coverage, labor and employment law, civil rights and governmental liability.

Education

  • J.D.– West Virginia University College of Law, 1982
  • B.A.– West Virginia University, 1976

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for Northern District of WV
  • United States District Court for Southern District of WV
  • United States Court of Appeals 4th Circuit

Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Consumer Protection Claims
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Governmental Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Aviation
  • Employment Benefits
  • Professional Liability
  • Creditor Debtor Rights
  • Predator Lending Claims
  • Mortgage Servicing Claims
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Construction Contracts

Professional Associations

  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, Board Member
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • Litigation Law Committee Member
  • Employment Law Committee Member
  • The Gavel
  • Charleston Area Alliance Member
  • Aviation Council International, Aviation Division

Awards

  • Governor's “Go-To” Attorney
  • National Law Journal
  • Defense Attorney of the Year 2017
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • Super Lawyers® 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America® 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America® 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America® 2020

Publications

  • “For the Defense” Editor, W.VA. Defense Trial Counsel

Presentations

  • Public Contracts and Procurement Regulations
  • State and Local Government Law
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Attorneys Guide to Local Government Law
  • Toxic Tort Basics
  • Employment Law: A Comprehensive Guide
  • Police Liability Claims From Start To Finish
  • Defending Employers Against Civil Claims by Employees
  • Local Government Law From Start to Finish

Published Opinions

  • Clark v. Kanawha Cty. Bd. of Educ., No. 17-0616, 2018 W. Va. LEXIS 336 (May 9, 2018)
  • Coffman v. Nicholas Cty. Comm'n, 238 W. Va. 482, 796 S.E.2d 591 (2017)
  • W. Va. Dep't of Health & Human Res. v. E.H., No. 16-0781, 2017 W. Va. LEXIS 472 (June 9, 2017)
  • Staubs v. Dingus, No. 16-0300, 2017 W. Va. LEXIS 246 (Apr. 10, 2017)
  • T.G. v. Ballard, No. 16-0203, 2016 W. Va. LEXIS 829 (Nov. 10, 2016)
  • Gomez v. Kanawha Cty. Comm'n, 237 W. Va. 451, 787 S.E.2d 904 (2016)
  • Taylor v. W. Va. Dep't of Health & Human Res., 237 W. Va. 549, 788 S.E.2d 295 (2016)
  • State ex rel. Campbell v. Sanders, No. 15-0033, 2015 W. Va. LEXIS 805 (June 16, 2015)
  • Kostenko v. W. Va. Offices of the Ins. Comm'r, No. 14-0353, 2015 W. Va. LEXIS 73 (Jan. 30, 2015)
  • Karawan v. Karawan, No. 13-0336, 2014 W. Va. LEXIS 292 (Mar. 31, 2014)
  • Greer v. Easley & Rivers, Inc., No. 12-1004, 2014 W. Va. LEXIS 247 (Mar. 20, 2014)
  • Kanawha Valley Operations v. Miller, No. 13-0663, 2014 W. Va. LEXIS 1016 (Oct. 7, 2014)
  • Redman v. S. Branch Career & Tech. Ctr., No. 13-0090, 2013 W. Va. LEXIS 966 (Sep. 27, 2013)
  • Fertal v. Campbell, No. 12-0038, 2013 W. Va. LEXIS 527 (May 17, 2013)
  • Arbogast v. Ally Fin., Inc., No. 12-0364, 2013 W. Va. LEXIS 356 (Apr. 16, 2013)
  • Black v. Ally Fin., Inc., No. 12-0360, 2013 W. Va. LEXIS 376 (Apr. 16, 2013)
  • Carroll v. Nuvell Credit Co., LLC, No. 12-0361, 2013 W. Va. LEXIS 374 (Apr. 16, 2013)
  • Kostenko v. W. Va. Offices of the Ins. Comm'r, No. 12-1493, 2013 W. Va. LEXIS 1445 (Dec. 4, 2013)
  • State ex rel. Ten S. Mgmt. Co. LLC v. Wilson, 231 W. Va. 372, 745 S.E.2d 263 (2013)
  • Miller v. Deepgreen W. Va., Inc., No. 11-0833, 2012 W. Va. LEXIS 244 (Apr. 27, 2012)
  • MacDonald v. City Hosp., Inc., 227 W. Va. 707, 715 S.E.2d 405 (2011)
  • Yoak v. Marshall Univ. Bd. of Governors, 223 W. Va. 55, 672 S.E.2d 191 (2008)