Justin C. Taylor

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Justin C. Taylor is a Member of Bailey & Wyant, PLLC's Charleston office. Prior to coming to Bailey & Wyant in 2001, he was an Associate with the firm of Berthold, Tiano & O'Dell. Justin has served as lead trial counsel and lead counsel in numerous cases defending individuals, corporations, and entities in the areas of complex, mass, and class action litigation and product litigation for over 17 years. Justin is also AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for Professional Excellence, which indicates that his peers have ranked him at the highest level of professional excellence. He has also been named a Top 100 Civil Defense Litigator by the America's Top 100 and is a member of Lawyers of Distinction, a select group of lawyers nationwide, chosen based upon experience and legal ability. He lives in Teays Valley, West Virginia with his wife, Gennifer, and their two children, Curry and Madison.


  • J.D.– West Virginia University College of Law, 1999
  • B.A.– West Virginia University, 1996

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia State Bar
  • United States District Court for Northern District of WV
  • United States District Court for Southern District of WV

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Toxic Torts
  • Products Liability
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Governmental Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Premises Liability
  • Workplace Liability
  • Construction Defects
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Auto and Trucking Accidents

Professional Associations

  • West Virginia State Bar Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • The Gavel


  • Best Lawyers in America® 2020,2021,2022 - Product Liability Litigation
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for Professional Excellence
  • Top 100 Civil Defense Litigator by the America's Top 100- 2019,2022
  • Lawyers of Distinction 2018,2021

Community Involvement

  • St. John United Methodist Church
  • Various committees and boards
  • Local Youth Sports League Coach

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