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Taylor B. Downs graduated from the WVU College of Law in 2011 and began practicing law with the Manchin Injury Law Group in September 2011. While in law school, Taylor was a member of the WVU College of Law Moot Court Board, drafted and introduced HB3015, the Healthy and Safe Workplace Act, in the West Virginia House of Delegates, successfully competed in appellate advocacy competitions in Morgantown, WV, and New York City, NY, organized the inaugural National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition at the WVU College of Law, was president of the Democratic Law Caucus, and was honored by the WVU College of Law as a student of academic excellence. Additionally, Taylor was involved in the College of Law’s Legal Clinic, where he helped clients with little means have access to justice. Taylor is a member of the West Virginia Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, and is a! state coordinator for the Healthy and Safe Workplace Initiati! ve. In addition to a J.D. from the WVU College of Law, Taylor graduated magna cum laude from Shepherd University with a B.S. degree in political science and a B.A. degree in History.

Taylor practices primarily in the ares of personal injury litigation, including medical malpractice, products liability, and wrongful death. Taylor is admitted to practice to the West Virginia State Bar and the Southern District of West Virginia.


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Practice areas


  1. Wrongful Death: 25%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 25%
  3. Car Accident: 25%
  4. Personal Injury: 25%



Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

Payment types:

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Contact info

Manchin Injury Law Group

1543 Fairmont Ave
Suite 203
Fairmont, WV, 26554q



WVAuthorized to practice law201108/13/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2015
Top 10 Attorney AwardNational Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Academic Excellence AwardWVU College of Law2011
Associate Chief JusticeWVU College of Law Moot Court2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyManchin Injury Law Group, P.L.L.C2011 - Present
Research AssistantWVU College of Law2010 - 2011
Summer AssociateWaddell Law Offices2009 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeBoard of Governors2014 - Present
Augusta Development CorporationBoard Member2013 - Present
Marion County Rescue SquadBoard Member2013 - Present
Rotary ClubMember2013 - Present
West Virginia Elections CommissionCommissioner2013 - Present
West Virginia Association for JusticeCommittee Chair, New Lawyers Committee2013 - Present
West Virginia Association for JusticeBoard Member2012 - Present
West Virginia Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
West Virginia State BarMember2011 - Present
West Virginia Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2011 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Car CollisionJury verdict for Plaintiff of over $106,000
Car CollisionJury verdict for Plaintiff of over $157,000
Workplace InjurySettled
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Sidebar (AAJ)From the Bench: West Virginia Circuit Judge Michael Aloi2013
WV LegislatureHB 3015- Healthy and Safe Workplace Act2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
West Virginia University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Shepherd UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2008
Shepherd UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science2008
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Small Business Boot CampBusiness Organizations2014
Guest speakerWhat you don't know about your own insurance2013
Guest SpeakerAccess to Justice: Explaining the Civil Justice System2012
Human Resources InformationWorkplace Bullying2011