H.F. Salsbery


Trigg is Of Counsel in Bailey & Wyant’s Charleston office. He focuses his practice on trials and appeals and is licensed in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio, He has tried more than 150 cases in areas that range from products liability and medical malpractice to commercial litigation with an emphasis on coal related issues. He has served as National Trial Counsel for defendants in mass tort cases involving welding rods, isocyanate exposure, and Chinese-manufactured drywall. While serving as an Assistant United States Attorney, he tried cases involving RICO, CCE, murder, embezzlement, conspiracies and other matters; and he subsequently represented defendants in federal and state criminal prosecutions.

Trigg has particular expertise in the coal industry and has handled matters related to almost every aspect of the industry. He has represented clients in coal related personal injury and wrongful death cases involving methane/coal dust explosions, electrocutions, equipment accidents, roof and high wall falls, and fires on the surface and underground. He has also represented clients in state and federal regulatory matters involving permit appeals and enforcement actions regarding air quality, water quality, subsidence, and noise. In addition, he has represented coal clients in commercial matters such as contract issues, wheelage, lost coal claims, and property damage claims; and he has represented coal companies and other businesses in construction litigation involving performance and payment bonds.

Highlights:
Board Certified Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
The Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2016, Commercial Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation
Selected for inclusion in West Virginia Super Lawyers 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
Fellow Litigation Counsel of America
Martindale-Hubbell “AV” Rated
National Association of Distinguished Counsel Nation’s Top One Percent
Life Member of the National Registry of Who’s Who
National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys 2014 Top Ten Attorneys Award

Affiliations:

West Virginia Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Ohio Bar Association
West Virginia State Bar
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Administrative Law Judge for the West Virginia Ethics Commission, 2015-present
Municipal Court Judge, 1975-1977
B’nai Jacob Synagogue, Board of Trustees and Past President
Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, 1982 – 1984
U.S. Marine Corps, service in the Republic of Vietnam

Federal Courts:

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Education:

University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 1973
University of Kentucky, B.A., 1970

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VCard: VCardPhone: 304-720-0708Email: tsalsbery@baileywyant.com