Michael W. Taylor is originally from Clarksburg, West Virginia.
Michael graduated from West Virginia University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. In 2011, Michael graduated from West Virginia University College of Law and was selected as a member of the Order of the Coif, which membership is exclusive to only those within the top 10% of the graduating class.
During law school, Michael was a member of the Clinical Law Program, as well as a member of the West Virginia Law Review where an article he wrote was published in Volume 113 of the West Virginia Law Review.
Michael joined Bailey & Wyant in August 2011 as an Associate after completing a legal clerkship at Bailey & Wyant in the summer of 2010. Michael’s practice consists primarily of defense litigation. Michael has litigated such issues as civil rights violations, including the constitutionality of same sex marriage, alleged Title IX violations by elementary and secondary schools and college/universities, county school board/employee liability, employment discrimination, municipal and political subdivision liability, traumatic brain injury claims and the determination of insurance coverage/insurance bad faith claims.
Since becoming admitted to the West Virginia State Bar in October 2011, Michael has been involved in multiple jury trials, including one in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, all of which resulted in verdicts favorable for his clients.
Michael is a member of the West Virginia State Bar, the Bar for the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, the Bar for the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.