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We have enjoyed a busy May here at Bailey & Wyant, PLLC full of great events and people. It has been a whirlwind of a month and we are excited to share what we've been up to. 
Managing Member Commemorates GeoFoam at Yeager Airport 

Managing Member, Charles R. Bailey signed his name to the last layer of GeoFoam blocks for the Runway 5 EMAS rebuild project at Yeager Airport. 

GeoFoam was chosen for safety concerns after the runway collapse in March of 2015. After the GeoFoam blocks are put into place, there will be a membrane that will keep the moisture out and then about 2-3 feet of dirt followed by black top. The system will allow for another 517 feet of runway. 

Mr. Bailey has been an integral member of the team continuing to rebuild Yeager Airport with our community's safety in mind. 

                    H.F. Salsbery
2019 Judicial AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®

H.F. Salsbery, Of Counsel at Bailey & Wyant, PLLC, has been awarded the 2019 Judicial AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® - an achievement that speaks to the widespread respect he's earned from both peers and the Judiciary.

As one of the legal industry's oldest and most prestigious legal ranking organizations, Martindale-Hubbell has set the gold standard for objective Peer Review Attorney Ratings. According to Martindale, AV Preeminent is the organization's highest available rating, and it's given only to lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional performance in terms of legal acumen, analytical capability, trial skills, and ethical conduct. This level is highly sought after and only awarded to lawyers who've demonstrated unparalleled success, professional ability and who are rooted in high standards.

While Martindale's Peer Review Ratings have been a trusted guide for feedback form fellow legal practitioners, the organization has awarded a higher honor than their coveted AV rating. Martindale's Special "Judicial Edition" AV Preeminent Rating is awarded to lawyers based on the confidential opinions of not only their practicing peers, but also members of the Judiciary familiar with their work.

Congratulations to H.F. Salsbery on the highest possible distinction awarded by Martindale-Hubbell®.  Salsbery has dedicated his practice to 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, embezzlement, conspiracies and other matters; and he subsequently represented defendants in federal and state criminal prosecutions.

Salsbery 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.
Salsbery is committed to upholding the highest standards of professionalism, and his genuine respect for peers, opponents and presiding judges has awarded him this highest honor.


Associate Nominated for LCLD Pathfinder Class of 2019

Bailey & Wyant, PLLC Associate, Jeffrey Carder has been nominated for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 2019 Pathfinder Program. The LCLD Pathfinder program is designed for diverse, high- potential attorneys early in their career. It is the mission of the Pathfinder program to provide opportunity to the best legal talent regardless of color, gender, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or disability and to improve overall quality of legal service through diversity and inclusion.
 
This past weekend, Mr. Carder attended the first of many Pathfinder conferences. The 2019 Pathfinder Class is the largest in LCLD history, signaling that the legal community is gradually increasing its commitment to hiring and developing diverse talent.
 
During the three-day conference, Mr. Carder had the opportunity to engage with and begin developing relationships with young business leaders and attorneys from across the country. He attended workshops in which he completed interactive skill development assignments. The training modules focused on encouraging Pathfinders to take leadership in the legal profession by becoming activists and mentors for other young diverse attorneys.
 
"While the first Pathfinder meeting has concluded, I am now part of a network of attorneys who are interested in my career development and who are personally invested in my success," said Carder.
 
Bailey & Wyant, PLLC understands the important role diversity plays in the success of the legal community and we are committed to strengthening the diversity in our community and our state.
 
The LCLD Pathfinder Program is composed of in-person meetings, online experimental learning, compass conversations of small-group regional gatherings and peer networking. For more information please visit https://www.lcldnet.org/ .

Members Honored with Martindale-Hubbel® AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating

Congratulations to our Bailey & Wyant, PLLC Team Members who have recently been honored with the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating. Equity Members, Justin Taylor and  Kelly Morgan and Members, Jenny Tully,David Mincer and Jordan Herrick have received the highest rating from among their peers.
 
As one of the legal industry's oldest and most prestigious legal ranking organizations, Martindale-Hubbell has set the gold standard for objective Peer Review Attorney Ratings. According to Martindale, AV Preeminent is the organization's highest available rating, and it's given only to lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional performance in terms of legal acumen, analytical capability, trial skills, and ethical conduct. This level is highly sought after and only awarded to lawyers who've demonstrated unparalleled success, professional ability and who are rooted in high standards.
 
The Peer Review Ratings through Martindale-Hubbell are considered an invaluable resource when evaluating a lawyer, making referrals or looking for counsel in another jurisdiction. AV Preeminent® is the highest peer rating standard, showing a large number of the lawyer's peers rank them at their highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.
 
Bailey & Wyant, PLLC sets high standards of professional excellence from our team and we are proud of the hard work and dedication they have put forth to receive such high accolades from their peers.
 
Our Bailey & Wyant, PLLC Team Members who have already been honored with their Martindale-Hubble AV Preeminent® Rating include Managing Member, Charles Bailey, Members John FullerJason Hammond and David Schumacher and Of Counsel, H.F. Salsbery.

Charley-West BBQ Fest 

On Saturday, May 18th, Partners David Mincer and Jim Marshall competed against each other and lots of other teams in the 4th Annual Charley West BBQ Fest in Charleston. 

Mr. Mincer has organized the event each year as the sole annual fundraiser for a non-profit organization called the Bob Burdette Center, of which he sits on the Board of Directors.
The Bob Burdette Center is a non-profit afterschool program on Charleston's west side that provides services to 170 children ea ch day to get them off the streets and into a safe place. The center serves a hot dinner, provides tutors and homework help, and brings in outside groups to lead organized activities in everything from science and technology to girl scouts to dance and music.

Jim Marshall's team took 2nd place for Best Pulled Pork BBQ while Dave Mincer's team took 3rd place for Best Wildcard with his bacon wrapped scallops. In all, over $15,500 was raised by the event and Bailey & Wyant is glad to be involved in making the Charleston community better.

Former Justice Benjamin, Josef Horter, Jenny Tully, Justin Taylor & Kelly Morgan
Celebration of Education Gala

Bailey & Wyant, PLLC is proud to support the Kanawha County Secondary Principals by attending their Celebration of Education Gala this past Friday.

The annual event honors Kanawha County's exemplary educators and their outstanding accomplishments in the classroom.

ATTORNEY PROFILE
Kelly C. Morgan
Kelly C. Morgan is an equity Member in Bailey & Wyant, PLLC's Charleston office. She is a native of Charleston, West Virginia and grew up working in her family's construction business, Welding, Inc. She graduated cum laude in three years with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management from the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics. While in school, she was a piccolo player in the "Pride of West Virginia" West Virginia University Marching Band.

She attended West Virginia University College of Law and was a member of the Marlyn E. Lugar Trial Association. She graduated in 2003 at the age of 23 and moved back to Charleston. Since graduating from law school, Kelly has focused her law practice primarily in the areas of general litigation and insurance defense. From 2004 to 2006, she was associated with the law firm of McQueen, Harmon & Murphy, LC, in Charleston, where she was involved in general defense practice consisting primarily of insurance defense and premises liability for a national retailer.

In 2006, she was an Associate with the law firm of Bailey & Wyant, PLLC. and went on to become a Partner at the age of 31. She became the firm's first female Equity Partner in 2018.

She currently engages in general and insurance defense litigation in the areas of labor & employment, government liability, product liability, personal injury, deliberate intent, construction, medical malpractice and general negligence. She regularly represents businesses, the State Board of Education, county boards of education, and a variety of other state agencies and political subdivisions.


For more information on Kelly Morgan, visit her  attorney profile on our web page. 
Our philosophy is simple. We provide aggressive and effective legal representation, while being ever mindful of each client's individual needs, goals, and economic interests. No matter how complex or novel, our focus in a case is always to reach the right resolution for our client.

To discuss your case, e-mail us (baileywyant@gmail.com) or give us a call at 304.345.4222 (Charleston) or 304.233.3100 (Wheeling) or 304.901.2000 (Martinsburg). 

 
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