Timothy Bailey

Top rated personal injury attorney in Charleston, West Virginia

Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C.
Timothy Bailey
Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C.

Practice Areas: Personal injury; view more

Licensed in West Virginia since: 1991

Education: West Virginia University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2023
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Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C.

213 Hale Street
Charleston, WV 25301 Visit website


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, who practices law in Atlanta, and Liam, who was commissioned an Ensign in 2022 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

Personal injury - general: plaintiff

Focus areas

Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Wrongful death, Construction accident, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff

  • 100% Personal injury - general: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1991, West Virginia

Professional Webpage: http://www.baileyjavinscarter.com/Attorneys/Timothy-Bailey.s...

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
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • Georgia State Bar, 2018
  • West Virginia State Bar Board of Governors for District 8
  • Kentucky State Bar, 1993
  • West Virginia State Bar, 1991
  • 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
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • Leaders Forum, American Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors, West Virginia Association for Justice, 1997 - Present
  • 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
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings: AV Preeminent®: The highest peer rating standard. This rating signifies that a large number of the lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards., 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
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Georgia Mediation Certification , 2023

Office location for Timothy Bailey

213 Hale Street
Charleston, WV 25301

Phone: 866-773-7175


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2023

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