Experience 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 Stateâ€™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 Education 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 â€œAVâ€ 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, Womenâ€™s and Childrenâ€™s Hospital Parent Board Public Justice, Member Fraternities/Sororities Pi Kappa Alpha