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CHARLESTON, WV -

The law firm of Bailey & Wyant has hired Abbie Dunn as Of Counsel to the firm's Charleston office.

He holds degrees from the West Virginia University College of Law and Wesleyan College, where he studied political science and economics.

He began his career at the Office of the West Virginia Attorney General and then as an administrative law judge for the West Virginia Education and Employees Grievance Board.

In 1996, Dunn began practicing at MacCorkle, Lavender & Sweeney, where he was a partner at the firm for his last five years. He worked at Allen, Kopet & Associates before joining Bailey & Wyant.

Dunn will focus his practice in the areas of general civil litigation and insurance defense; medical malpractice; defense of predatory claims; coverage and bad faith; consumer protection cases; construction defect claims; product liability; and deliberate intent claims.