Managing Member, Charles Bailey named 2017 Defense Attorney of the Year

Bailey & Wyant, PLLC is pleased to announce our Managing Member, Charles Bailey has been named 2017 Defense Attorney of the Year by the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia (DTCWV).  
 
DTCWV Defense Attorney of the Year is a prestigious award which begins with a nomination, and is then vetted through a review process by the DTCWV nomination committee.  
 
“I am humbled by this award,” said Charles Bailey, Managing Member of Bailey & Wyant, PLLC. “To receive recognition by my peers, colleagues and friends is tremendously gratifying.”  
 
The DTCWV Lawyer of the Year is a member who has made a significant contribution towards achieving the goals and objectives of the organization. The member has also demonstrated ethical, personal and professional conduct consistent with the ideals of the organized defense bar and has provided service to the profession and the civil defense bar is truly distinguished, according to DTCWV award requirements and guidelines.  
 
The Defense Trial Counsel of WV was formed in 1981 to form a network of WV attorneys who defend individuals and corporations in civil litigation, according to their website.  
 
Bailey was admitted to the West Virginia State Bar in 1982 and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts in the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.  He obtained his law degree from the West Virginia University College of Law and his Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from West Virginia University.  
 
Bailey currently serves as General Counsel for the Central West Virginia Regional Airport Authority, which operates Yeager Airport in Charleston. He was identified as the Governor’s “Go To” attorney in the National Law Journal. Mr. Bailey frequently lectures on topics pertaining to litigation tactics, professional liability, insurance coverage, labor and employment law, civil rights and governmental liability. He is active in various charitable and civic organizations within the state.