Environmental Law

Environmental Law

The law firm of Bailey & Wyant, PLLC represents individuals, businesses, government bodies, and their insurers in claims involving environmental law violations. We also stand beside our clients in claims involving natural resources, including coal, oil, gas, and timber, as well as incidental claims, such as those involving contractual disputes, trucking accidents, mine collapses, timber theft, and mineral rights.

Our attorneys offer the dynamic representation our clients deserve. We aggressively pursue every case with energy, enthusiasm, and a commitment to getting results.

Bailey & Wyant, PLLC represents clients throughout West Virginia and its surrounding states. Our lawyers thrive on challenges. Our willingness to face the most complicated natural resource litigation cases head-on has been a key factor in our success. Since 2000, we have grown from a handful of attorneys to more than 30. This is because we successfully resolve challenges in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.

Our team has handled toxic tort cases in state and federal court involving the following:

  • Hazardous waste disposal
  • Coal drainage and refuse problems
  • Water and wastewater treatment systems
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) compliance
  • Mining Safety and Health Act (MSHA) violations

We also represent clients in a myriad of administrative proceedings.

In addition to providing outstanding representation in a litigation forum, we can serve as consultants to help manage the risk of the types of environmental law and natural resource claims faced by individuals, businesses, governmental bodies, and their insurers.

Lawyers With Industry-Specific Experience

Our attorneys have done a great deal of work with the coal, oil and gas, and timber industries. We can handle all legal matters pertaining to these natural resources, including property and reserves, acquisition and permitting, leases, contracts, indemnity agreements, operational agreements, employment law matters, state and federal government regulatory affairs, environmental law, and more.

Contact Environmental Law Attorneys


Charles R. “Chuck” Bailey

Jason S. Hammond


Thomas E. Buck