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 Greenbrier Valley Airport, the Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport, 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, Former Board Member
  • Member, Board of Governor's, West Virginia State University
  • 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
  • West Virginia State Bar Association Fellow

Awards

  • Governor's “Go-To” Attorney
  • National Law Journal
  • Defense Attorney of the Year 2017
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • Super Lawyers® 2018,2019,2020,2021,2022
  • Best Lawyers in America® 2018,2019,2020,2021,2022

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 and Memorandum Decisions

  • Walker v. Donahoe, 3 F. 4th 676 W. Va. (2021)
  • Layman v. Ronald Lane, Inc., Supreme Court of Appeals (2021)
  • Wilkinson v. W. Va. State Office of the Governor, 857 S.E. 2d 599 W. Va. (2021)
  • Dickerson v. W. Va. State Treasurer's Office, Supreme Court of Appeals (2020)
  • W. Va. Counties Grp. Self-Insured Risk Pool, Inc. V. Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Dep't, Inc., 244 W. Va. 10 (2020)
  • Allied World Surplus Lines Ins. Co. v. Day Surgery Ltd. Liab. Co, 451 F. Supp. 3d 577 W. Va. (2020)
  • W. Va. Div. of Corr. V. P.R., Supreme Court of Appeals (2019)
  • Patton v. Cty. Of Berkeley, 242 W. Va. 315 (2019)
  • Casdorph-Mcneil v. Casdorph, Supreme Court of Appeals (2019)
  • 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)
  • McGee v. Cole, 115 F. Supp. 3d 765 W. Va. (2015)
  • Lester v. City of Gilbert, 85 F. Supp. 3d 851 W. Va. (2015)
  • Heap v. Carter, 112 F. Supp. 3d 402 W. Va. (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)
  • McGee v. Cole, 66 F. Supp. 3d 747 W. Va. (2014)
  • McGee v. Cole, 993 F. Supp, 3d 747 W. Va. (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)
  • Corbett v. Duerring, 780 F. Supp. 2d 486 W. Va. (2011)
  • Corbett v. Duerring, 726 F. Supp. 2d 648 W. Va. (2010)
  • Workman v. Mingo County Sch., 667 F. Supp. 2d 679 W. Va. (2009)
  • AFT – W. Va. V. KCBOE, 592 F. Supp. 2d 883 (2009)
  • Falls v. Union Drilling Inc., 223 W. Va. 68 (2008)
  • Yoak v. Marshall Univ. Bd. of Governors, 223 W. Va. 55, 672 S.E.2d 191 (2008)
  • Sturm v. Bd. Of Educ., 223 W.Va 277 (2008)
  • State ex rel. Darling v. McGraw, 220 W. Va. 322 (2007)
  • A.T. Massey Coal Co. v. Meadows, 476 F. Supp. 2d 578 W. Va. (2007)
  • Blankenship v. Manchin, 471 F .3d 523 W. Va. (2006)
  • Davis v. Mound View Health Care, Inc., 220 W. Va. 28 (2006)
  • Gauze v. Reed, 219 W. Va. 381 (2006)
  • Piedmont Behavioral Health Center, LLC v. Stewart413 F.Supp.2d 746, S.D.W.Va.(2006);
  • Merrill v. West Virginia Dept. of Health and Human Resources, 632 S.E.2d 307 W.Va.(2006);
  • Donald Darling v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA, et al., 2005 WL 3133493; S.D.W.Va.(2005);
  • Bender v. Glendenning, 219 W. Va. 174 (2006)
  • Ridpath v. Bd. Of Governors Marshall Univ., 447 F. 3d 292 W. Va. (2006)
  • Blankenship v. Manchin, 410 F. Supp. 2d 483 W. Va. (2006)
  • State ex rel. Thrasher Eng'g, Inc. v. Fox 218 W. Va. 134 (2005)
  • Calvert v. Scharf, 217 W. Va. 684 (2005)
  • Price v. Charleston Area Medical Center, Inc., 217 W.Va. 663, 619 S.E.2d 176 W.Va.(2005)
  • Halstead v. Kalwei, 393 F. Supp. 2d 393 W. Va. (2005)
  • Wounaris v. West Virginia State College, 588 S.E.2d 406 (2003).
  • Strawser v. Atkins, 290 F. 3d 720 W. Va. (2002)
  • Davis v. Wallace, 565 S.E.2d 386 W. Va. (2002);
  • Allstate Wrecker Service v. Kanawha County Sheriff's Office, 569 S.E.2d 473 W. Va. (2002)
  • Marks v. W. Va. Dep't of HHS, 181 F. Supp 2d 639 W. Va. (2002)
  • Rashid v. United States, 170 F. Supp 2d 642 W. Va. (2001)
  • Verba v. Ghaphery, 552 S.E.2d 406 W. Va. (2001)
  • Strawser v. Lawton, 126 F.Supp. 994 (S.D. W.Va. 2001);
  • State ex rel., Justice v. Monongalia County Board of Education, 539 S.E.2d 777, W. Va (2000)
  • Central West Virginia Regional Airport Authority v. The West Virginia Public Port Authority, 513 S.E.2d 921 (1999);
  • Watson v. Charleston Hous. Auth., 83 F. Supp. 2d 709 W. Va. (2000)
  • Stevens v. WV Institute of Technology, 207 W.Va. 370, 532 SE2d 639 (1999);
  • Aziz v. Board of Dirs., 194 F .3d 1303 W. Va. (1999)
  • Pniewski v. West Virginia, 191 F .3d 448 W. Va. (1999)
  • State ex rel., Means v. King, 520 S.E.2d 875 (1999);
  • Tyson v. Kanawha County Bd. Of Educ., 22F. Supp. 2d 535 W. Va. (1997)
  • Hoover v. WV Dept. of Health and Human Resources, 984 F.Supp 978 (S.D.W.Va. 1997), aff'd 129 F.3d 1259;
  • Mullins v. Hinkle, 953 F.Supp. 744 (S.D.W.Va. 1997);
  • Vest v. Board of Educ. of County of Nicholas, 455 S.E.2d 781 (W.Va. 1995);
  • Duby v. Moran, --- F. Supp. --- (S.D.W.Va. 1995);
  • Spaulding v. Mingo County Bd. of Educ., 897 F.Supp. 284 (S.D.W.Va. 1995);
  • Browning v. Snead, 886 F.Supp. 547 (S.D.W.Va. 1995);
  • Braxton v. Matthews, 883 F.Supp. 1068 (S.D.W.Va. 1995);
  • Simmons v. Charleston Housing Authority, 881 F.Supp. 225 (S.D.W.Va. 1995);
  • Braxton v. Matthews, 865 F.Supp. 345 (S.D.W.Va. 1994);
  • Reynolds v. Hale, 855 F.Supp. 147 (S.D.W.Va. 1994).
  • Owen v. Board of Educ. of Count of Mercer, 441 S.E.2s 398 (W.Va. 1994);
  • Akers v. Caperton, 998 F.2d 220 (4th Cir. 1993);
  • Oakley v. Wagner, 431 S.E.2d 676 W. Va. (1993);
  • Utchek v. O'Rourke, 816 F 2d. 674 W. Va. (1987)
  • Albrecht v. State, 314 S.E.2d 859 (W.Va. 1984);