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Timothy Bailey

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Charleston, WV

Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C.
213 Hale Street
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 800-497-0234
Fax: 304-345-0375
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2022
Licensed in West Virginia Since: 1991
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%), Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
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Attorney Profile

The descendant of three generations of coal miners, Tim Bailey was born in Mullens and raised in Man, West Virginia.  Growing up in coal country shaped his desire to help families hold those responsible for causing injuries and death to their loved ones accountable for their actions.  During his legal career he has handled such prominent West Virginia cases as the Upper Big Branch, Sago and Aracoma Mine Disasters and the Ghent Little General Store Explosion.  He recovered losses suffered by West Virginia citizens in the Freedom Water Spill and was also chosen as one of the attorneys to represent the CWVRAA when the Yeager Airport runway safety area, sitting atop the largest reinforced soil structure in North America, collapsed.  He has been appointed as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of West Virginia to represent the State’s interests in several cases.  He was also selected to represent the West Virginia State Treasurer in landmark litigation to recover death benefits wrongfully held by several insurers.  He currently serves on the West Virginia State Bar Board of Governors.  He is a past president of the West Virginia Association for Justice (WVAJ) and continues to serve on its Board of Governors.  Nationally, he is a member of the American Association for Justice and is a member of its national Board of Governors. He carries an “AV” Martindale-Hubbell rating for highest ethics and legal ability.  He is licensed to practice law in West Virginia, Kentucky and Georgia.  He is currently the managing member of Bailey, Javins and Carter, LC, with offices in Charleston and Morgantown, West Virginia, and Atlanta, Georgia. He holds undergraduate and law degrees from West Virginia University where he served as student body treasurer and Summit of Mountain Honorary.  In 2017, he was appointed to serve on WVU’s Board of Governors. Philanthropically, he was recently named to the Board of Directors for the Clay Center.  He has served on the Make-A-Wish Foundation for Southern West Virginia and as a member of the CAMC Women’s and Children’s Hospital Parent Board.  He considers himself the happiest man in the world to have married Erika Dotson in 1993.  Together they have two wonderful children, Peri, entering her last year as a law student at WVU, and Liam, entering his last year as a Midshipman at the United States Naval Academy.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 10%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Pharmaceutical, Class Actions, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Informed Consent


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2022

About Timothy Bailey

First Admitted: 1991, West Virginia

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • Make-a-Wish Foundation, Southern West Virginia
  • Freemason, 1995 - Present
  • Member, Beni Kedem Shrine, 1995 - Present
  • Charleston Area Medical Center, Women's and Children's Hospital Parent Board
  • South Charleston Church of the Nazarene, Board Member and Sunday School Teacher
  • Public Justice, Member

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, American Association for Justice, 1992 - Present
  • Member, Kentucky State Bar, 1993 - Present
  • West Virginia, 1991
  • Member, West Virginia University Alumni Association, 1998 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • President, West Virginia Association for Justice, 2009 - 2010
  • Member, West Virginia State Bar, 1991 - Present
  • Member, National Board of Governors, American Association for Justice
  • Member, American Bar Association, 1991 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia
  • Board Member and Sunday School Teacher, South Charleston Church of the Nazarene
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • Board of Governors, West Virginia Association for Justice, 1997 - Present
  • Leaders Forum, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, 1993 - Present
  • Kentucky, 1993
  • Board of Directors, Kanawha County
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • West Virginia Association for Justice, 1992 - Present

Educational Background

  • West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, B.S. in Finance, Cum Laude, With Honors, University Honors Program Scholar, 1988


  • Summit, Mountain Honorary, 1988 - 1989
  • Member, Multi-million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2014 Nationally Ranked, Top 10 Attorney Award For Excellence in the field of Personal Injury
  • "AV" Rating, Martindale Hubbell
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Order of Barristers, West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia, 1991
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Office Location for Timothy Bailey

213 Hale Street
Charleston, WV 25301

Phone: 800-497-0234

Fax: 304-345-0375

Last Updated: 11/17/2021

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