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Bailess Smith PLLC has more than 40 years of combined experience fighting for West Virginians. Let us Help you!

Seasoned Charleston Attorneys

Employment and Injury Attorneys Serving West Virginia

When you face a legal challenge such as unlawful action by your employer or carelessness that results in injury, you want to know that your lawyers have the experience, skill, and tenacity to help you succeed. At Bailess Smith PLLC, our team brings over 40 years of experience to help obtain a favorable outcome. Our commitment to preparation and aggressive representation have helped us win over $90 million in judgment and verdicts for our clients. Our team is not intimidated by large employers or powerful insurance companies. We will fight for the compensation to which you are entitled.

Call today and schedule your free consultation. With Bailess Smith PLLC, you pay no fee unless you recover. We have earned a reputation among employers for fighting relentlessly for our clients who suffer sexual harassment, racial discrimination, disability discrimination, and other wrongful actions in the workplace. Our Charleston employment law attorneys believe in holding employers accountable for their wrongful conduct towards employers.We are not just lawyers—we are also parents who are committed to making the community safer and workplaces better for all of us. Let our 40+ years of combined legal experience help and protect you by calling and scheduling your free consultation.

Dealing with medical bills from an injury? Let us help you get the compensation you need to heal and get back to living life the best way you can. Insurance companies have a track record of downplaying the severity of injuries and shifting the blame to avoid paying out a fair settlement. Let Bailess Smith PLLC fight for you and hold the other party and the insurance companies responsible. Right now, your priority should be recovery. Let us get started on gathering evidence, building a case, and fighting for you. Our Charleston personal injury lawyers are eager to help you get what you need.Dial (304) 553-0337 today.

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Decisive Outcomes for Our Clients

Bailess Smith PLLC has been committed to getting the best possible outcomes for our clients—over $90 million in damage awards. We understand how important fair compensation can be for your case, especially if medical bills are involved or if you have lost your job. During your free initial consultation, we can go over the details of your case to help you plan for the challenges that lie ahead and find the confidence to take your case as far as it needs to go. Our Charleston employment law and personal injury lawyers stand ready to give you the counsel you need to make wise decisions regarding your case. Schedule your free consultation today.

  • $72 Million Wrongful Death Verdict

    Estate of five-year old child awarded a $72 million verdict in a wrongful death case.

  • $5 Million Illegally Withheld Wages

    Recovered over $5 Million for thousands of West Virginia workers.

  • $4 Million Workplace Accident

    Recovered $4 Million as a result of a workplace accident in the coal mines.

  • $2.7 Million Commercial Contract Dispute

    Obtained $2.7 Million arbitration award in a commercial coal contract dispute.

  • $1.6 Million Coal Contract Dispute Verdict

    Company awarded a $1.6 million verdict in a trial involving a coal contract dispute.

  • $1.5 Million Sexual Harassment/Wrongful Discharge

    Recovered over $1.5 million in a workplace sexual harassment case.

  • $1 Million Commercial Trucking Accident

    Injured truck driver awarded $1 million in a commercial trucking accident case.

  • $1 Million Sexual Harassment

    We represented female employees who endured relentless sexual harassment in the workplace by their supervisor. The work environment was so bad for these young ladies that they had no choice but to quit. We successfully obtained a $1,000,000 settlement on our clients’ behalf. Bailess Smith strives to make workplaces safer and free of sexual harassment.

  • $500 Thousand Violation of the West Virginia Patient Safety Act

    A healthcare facility fired our client in retaliation for reporting understaffing in violation of the West Virginia Patient Safety Act. Safety should never be silenced. We obtained a $500,000 settlement on behalf of our client.

  • $500 Thousand Workplace Harassment & Degrading

    Our client was subjected to harassment and degrading conduct in the workplace because of his race. He called Bailess Smith to help him alleviate the hostile work environment. We got involved and the employer paid our client $500,000 to resolve the case.

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True Stories from Real Clients

  • I highly recommend and am thankful for this law firm.

    “Bailess Smith took care of me and my family. As a former combat veteran and coal miner, I highly recommend and am thankful for this law firm.”

    - D. P.
  • Clients can expect to be treated with the utmost respect from minute one

    “Bailess Smith has helped me in so many different ways. Clients can expect to be treated with the utmost respect from minute one – no sugar coating. Bailess Smith shot me straight from the outset. ...”

    - Diana W.
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The Bailess Smith PLLC Difference

  • Free Consultations: No Recovery, No Fee
  • Over $90 Million in Judgments & Settlements
  • Open Communication: Phones & Email Are Always Monitored
  • We Are Honest & Upfront With Our Clients
  • Personable & Friendly Legal Team

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