CHARLESTON – Bailey & Wyant has named David Schumacher as the firm’s newest member in the Charleston office.
Schumacher was admitted to the West Virginia State Bar in 1980 and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Schumacher obtained his law degree from West Virginia University College of Law in 1980 and his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia in 1977, graduating Summa Cum Laude and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
His civil litigation practice areas include general civil litigation & insurance defense, medical & healthcare malpractice, product liability & personal injury law, governmental liability, insurance coverage & unfair trade practices, and legal & other professional liability. He has acted as mediator in the areas of personal injury, medical and complex claims for nearly 20 years.
Schumacher was Counsel for the West Virginia Senate Education Committee during the 1984 Legislative Session. From 1986-1990, he served as Treasurer and President of the West Virginia Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia from 2001-2006.
He was the founding member and managing partner of a small boutique defense firm for 12 years.
Schumacher has been a member of the West Virginia and Kanawha County Bar Associations for more than 30 years, and a member of the West Virginia State Bar Law and Medicine Committee for more than 20 years.
Previously, he was a member of the American Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute and the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia for more than 20 years.