D. Blake Carter, Jr.

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Charleston, West Virginia

Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C.
D. Blake Carter, Jr.
Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C.

Practice Areas: Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in West Virginia since: 2005

Education: West Virginia University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019

Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C.

213 Hale Street
Charleston, WV 25301 Visit website


D. Blake "J.R." Carter, Jr., is a partner at Bailey, Javins, & Carter L.C., with offices in Charleston and Morgantown, West Virginia, as well as Atlanta, Georgia. Providing representation to clients throughout the region, he focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, assisting plaintiffs who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. The types of cases that Mr. Carter handles arise out of coal mining accidents, truck and other motor vehicle collisions, construction site, logging and other workplace injury accidents, pedestrian injuries, premises liability and defective products.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Carter obtained his Bachelor of Arts in economics from West Virginia University, graduating in 2001. Remaining in Morgantown for his legal studies, he then enrolled at the West Virginia University College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2005. Mr. Carter joined the predecessor to his current firm that same year. Admitted to practice before all West Virginia state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

During his career, Mr. Carter has prevailed on behalf of his clients in a number of published decisions. In one such case, the state's highest court ruled in favor of his client on a question of the tolling of the applicable statute of limitations. In another, Mr. Carter was able to successfully introduce the opinions of experts in a products liability case after the lower court had disallowed them. He continues to stay abreast of current developments in personal injury law and trial techniques through his active participation in the West Virginia Association for Justice. Mr. Carter has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 100% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2005, West Virginia

Professional Webpage: https://www.baileyjavinscarter.com/attorneys/d-b-carter-jr/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Settling Personal Injury Claims with Ethical Integrity, Charleston, WV, 2008 – Present
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • San Francisco v. Wendy’s Intern., Inc., 221 W.Va. 734, 656 S.E.2d 485 (W.Va 2007)
  • Worley v. Beckley Mechanical, Inc., 220 W.Va. 633, 648 S.E.2d 620 (W.Va. 2007)
Educational Background:
  • West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, B.A. in Economics, December, 2001
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • West Virginia, 2005
  • Kanawha County Bar
  • West Virginia Bar
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia
  • West Virginia Association for Justice
  • JR Carter is a partner at Bailey Javins & Carter located in Charleston, WV. JR works diligently on behalf of his injured clients helping them to recover the damages they need to move forward with their lives., JR Carter Biography, 2019

Office location for D. Blake Carter, Jr.

213 Hale Street
Charleston, WV 25301

Phone: 866-773-7175


5 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019

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