2017 Best Law Firms

Bailey & Wyant, PLLC has been named among the “Best Law Firms” for 2017 by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in seven practice areas.
Firms included in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence, which is determined after receiving reviews from clients and peers.

Best Lawyers 2017

Four Bailey & Wyant, PLLC attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017.

Charles R. Bailey, Managing Member, Brian Morrison, Member, Josef Horter, Of Counsel and Trigg Salsbery, Of Counsel have been named to the 23rd edition of The Best Lawyers in America.©

Use and Cross Examination of Experts Seminar

David Mincer presented a seminar for the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia’s Young Lawyer’s Division in Bridgeport, WV on the use and cross-examination of experts at trial. DTCWV is the primary litigation defense network in West Virginia. The presentation included preparing your expert for trial, presenting your expert’s testimony and cross-examining the opposing party’s expert. “I have tried many cases here in West Virginia and believe presentation and cross-examination of experts to be a critical part of trial success.”

Riaz to Join Bailey & Wyant Upon Graduation

Bailey & Wyant, PLLC is pleased to announce that Unaiza Riaz has accepted the position of Associate Attorney in the Bailey & Wyant, Charleston office upon her Law School graduation in 2017.

Unaiza is a Charleston native and currently attends West Virginia University College of Law. During the school year, she is a research/writing teaching assistant for 1L students. She is also a part of the Defense Trial Counsel for students and the International Law Club.

Bailey & Wyant Attorneys Receive Dismissal with Prejudice

On July 20, 2016, Kelly C. Morgan, Bailey & Wyant Partner and Kristen V. Hammond, Bailey & Wyant Associate obtained an Order Dismissing the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources with prejudice in the Circuit Court of Monongalia County, West Virginia. Plaintiff alleged Defendant was negligent in placing him with his foster mother who sexually abused him when he was 15. He reported the abuse for the first time when he was 19 and filed suit when he was nearly 21.

Attorneys Receive Positive Outcome from Supreme Court

Partner Kelly C. Morgan and Associate Kristen V. Hammond obtained a favorable ruling on behalf of the West Virginia Department of Education before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals in an employment discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court of Kanawha County. Plaintiff alleged that he was offered and accepted a position with the West Virginia Department of Education; however, he was replaced by a younger candidate and wrongfully terminated as a result of whistleblower activity.

Supreme Court Affirms Dismissal

Member Kelly C. Morgan and Associate Betsy L. Stewart obtained a favorable ruling from the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Plaintiff sued over her inclusion as a “substantiated child abuser” in the Families and Children Tracking System and as s a result of WVDHHR reporting a substantiation of abuse, Plaintiff alleged that she has suffered multiple job losses, has been denied State and Federal benefits, and has been branded an abusive and/or neglectful parent.