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Oko-ogua Gains Exclusive Invite to Join The National Black Top 100 Lawyers of 2015


Bailey & Wyant, PLLC is pleased to announce that Suleiman Oko-ogua has been invited to join The National Black Top 100 Lawyers for the year 2015.

Membership into The National Black Lawyers: Top 100 Lawyers is by invitation only. To be invited the attorney must exemplify exceptional qualifications and leadership in their state and chosen focus.

Justin Taylor Gets Accepted into the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia


Bailey & Wyant, PLLC is proud to announce Justin Taylor’s acceptance into the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia.

The Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia provides networking for attorneys who defend individuals or corporations in civil suits.

The attorney must be licensed in the state of West Virginia.

Justin Taylor is a Member of Bailey & Wyant, with his office being in Charleston, W.Va.

Task Training and Deliberate Intent

By: Jordan K. Herrick

Those unfamiliar with West Virginia law may not realize that an injured employee can in fact have a cause of action against the employer and that the employee is not limited to recourse through the Workers’ Compensation system.  Injured employees have a cause of action codified in West Virginia Code § 23-4-2(d)(2)(ii)(A)-(E) against their employer to collect above and beyond that which the employee recovered through the Workers’ Compensation claim.  In order to prevail under this code section, also commonly referred to as “deliberate intent”, an employee must prove all five elements (A) through (E) by a preponderance of the evidence.  Generally speaking, an employee must prove that a specific unsafe working condition existed, which violated state or federal statute/regulation or industry standard; that the employer knew of the specific unsafe working condition; and, despite having knowledge of the specific unsafe working condition, the employer nonetheless exposed the employee to the condition and as a proximate result of the specific unsafe working condition, the employee suffered a compensable injury.

Register Now for the Construction Defect Disputes & Litigation Seminar

Bailey & Wyant Managing Member, Charles R. Bailey is leading one of five sections at the Construction Defect Disputes & Litigation: Using Coverage, Case Law, and Indemnification to Shift Liability seminar Monday, December 8, at the Holiday Inn Express Civic Center.

Mr. Bailey will be teaching the Insurance: Covered vs. Uncovered portion of the seminar.

Four Bailey & Wyant Attorneys Listed in the West Virginia Edition of Super Lawyers

Bailey & Wyant, PLLC is pleased to announce that Charles R. Bailey, David L. Wyant, Thomas E. Buck and H. F. Salsbery were selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of the West Virginia Super Lawyers publication.

Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys who have maintained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement within the state of West Virginia. Before a lawyer is listed in Super Lawyers, they first go through a four step selection process which includes peer nominations, independent research, and evaluations before the finalization stage.

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