David E. Schumacher



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Dave Schumacher is a Member of Bailey & Wyant, PLLC's Charleston office. He is an experienced mediator in the areas of personal injury, medical and complex claims for nearly 20 years. Mr. Schumacher was the Founding Member and Managing Partner of a small boutique defense firm for 12 years. He has been a member of the West Virginia and Kanawha County Bar Associations for over 37 years, and a member of the West Virginia State Bar Law and Medicine Committee for over 25 years. He coached baseball locally for little league junior, senior and various fall-ball teams for more than 12 years.


  • J.D.– West Virginia University College of Law, 1980
  • B.A.– Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, Summa Cum Laude, 1977

Bar Admissions

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

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Medical and Healthcare Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Governmental Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Unfair Trade Practices
  • Legal and Professional Liability

Professional Associations

  • West Virginia State Bar Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute


  • Insurance Litigation
  • Martindale-Hubbell – AV Rated Preeminent
  • For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability, 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America® 2018-2023

Community Involvement

  • West Virginia Senate Education Committee
  • Counsel 1984 Legislative Session
  • West Virginia Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation
  • Previous Treasurer
  • Previous President
  • Little League Baseball Coach