December has reminded us here at Bailey & Wyant that we have so much to celebrate. 

The ladies of Bailey & Wyant gathered for a lovely afternoon tea to support the  West Virginia Symphony League and all non-perishables gathered from attendees were donated to Trinity's Table.

It was a truly wonderful event to start off the season of giving. 

Bailey & Wyant, PLLC Obtains Dismissal from US District Court of WV
David J. Mincer

Bailey & Wyant Member, David J. Mincer and Member, Michael W. Taylor obtained a dismissal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

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Michael W. Taylor

Bailey & Wyant, PLLC is proud to announce Michael W. Taylor, Esq. as its newest Member in our Charleston office.
Michael W. Taylor is originally from Clarksburg, West Virginia and a graduate of West Virginia University College of Law, where he graduated Order of the Coif. He first stepped into our office the summer of 2010 as a Summer Clerk and joined the team officially in August of 2011 as an Associate.
Over the years, Taylor has proven himself as an excellent attorney with his defense litigation involving such issues as constitutional law, civil rights and Title IX violations, education law, employment discrimination, government liability and appellate advocacy. He has become a contributing member in the legal community by presenting at a multitude of events on behalf of the firm on topics of Title IX, Bullying in the Workplace, and Social Media Policies and Procedures, to name a few. Taylor is a published author, having his article on the fiduciary obligations of online service providers to its users published in the West Virginia Law Review. He currently teaches the Constitutional Law Class at George Washington High School, one of the school's dual credit courses offered through West Virginia State University.
Michael is a member of the West Virginia State Bar and the Bar for the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern District of West Virginia. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Taylor lives in Charleston with his wife Marie and two daughters.

Moonlighting as Elves for Toys for Tots
Bailey & Wyant PLLC Member, Dave Schumacher and a few of his WV State Bar Member friends moonlighted as elves at the Toys for Tots distribution center.

This is one of many local opportunities to make the holidays bright for kids in our area. Toys for Tots collects and distributes toys to 13 WV counties. Any donation that is collected (toys or money) will be distributed to kids within our community.

End of Basketball Season
At Bailey & Wyant, PLLC we love Basketball Season, and this year we were a proud sponsor of a kindergarten through second grade team for the South Hills Youth Basketball League.     

Pictured with Partner, Jason Hammond is Anthony, a second-grader at Overbrook Elementary School. 

In addition to being an excellent student and basketball player, Anthony was the star quarterback for the South Hills Football League D Team where he was teammates with Jason's son Alexander. 
Decking  the Halls  in Charleston 
We gathered around the table to deck the halls and celebrate the hard work of our staff at Bailey & Wyant, PLLC does all year round. We catered in Paterno's to show our appreciation and shared in some holiday joy together before going home to spend time with our families. 
A Celebration at Berry Hills Country Club

We gathered together at Berry Hills to celebrate the holidays with our work team. 

It was truly a wonderful evening full of laughter and fun, celebrating the end of another year of hard work and dedication from our attorneys. 


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