Timothy Bailey

Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C.
213 Hale Street
Charleston, WV 25301
(304) 345-0346

The descendant of three generations of coal miners, Tim Bailey centers his practice on the dignity and safety of workers.  Born in Mullens and raised in Man, West Virginia, he has first-hand knowledge of the dangers and sacrifices experienced in the heart of coal country.  Handling such prominent West Virginia cases as the Upper Big Branch, Sago and Aracoma Mine Disasters and the Ghent Little General Store Explosion, he vigorously represents the families of workers who have been seriously injured or killed by the wrongful acts of others.  His experience includes trucking cases involving serious bodily injury or death and cases resulting from defectively designed automobiles and mining equipment.  He has recently pursued trendsetting legal actions against coal companies for miners suffering serious occupational lung diseases.  He has been honored to be appointed as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of West Virginia to represent the State’s interests in several cases.  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 is a member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Areas of Practice
Personal Injury
Industrial Accidents
Products Liability
Wrongful Death
Mining Injuries and Deaths
Timbering Injuries and Deaths
Defective Mining Equipment
Defective Automobile Design
Post-collision Fuel-fed Fires
Bar Admissions
West Virginia, 1991
Kentucky, 1993
U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia
U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia
J.D.  1991
Honors: Order of Barristers
West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
B.S. cum laude  1988
Honors: With Honors, University Honors Program Scholar
Major: Finance
Honors and Awards
National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2014 Nationally Ranked, Top 10 Attorney Award For Excellence in the field of Personal Injury
Summit, Mountain Honorary, 1988  1989
“AV” Rating, Martindale Hubbell
West Virginia Super Lawyer
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Multi-million Dollar Advocates Forum
Professional Associations and Memberships
West Virginia Association for Justice, 1992  Present
West Virginia Association for Justice, Board of Governors, 1997  Present
West Virginia Association for Justice, President, 2009  2010
American Association for Justice, Member, 1992  Present
American Association for Justice, Leaders Forum
West Virginia State Bar, Member, 1991  Present
Kentucky State Bar, Member, 1993  Present
Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Member, 1993  Present
American Bar Association, Member, 1991  Present
Freemason, 1995  Present
Beni Kedem Shrine, Member, 1995  Present
West Virginia University Alumni Association, Member, 1998  Present
West Virginia University Board of Governors, Member
Kanawha County, Board of Directors
South Charleston Church of the Nazarene, Board Member and Sunday School Teacher
Make-a-Wish Foundation, Southern West Virginia
Charleston Area Medical Center, Women’s and Children’s Hospital Parent Board
Public Justice, Member
Pi Kappa Alpha