Victor Woods works in Bailey & Glasser’s Charleston, West Virginia, office, and concentrates in the areas of catastrophic personal injury, products liability, insurance bad faith, consumer protection, and class action litigation.
Vic grew up in Charleston, and later earned an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Chicago, with a concentration in international relations. He spent a year studying international law and organizations at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and later attended graduate school at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), where he studied urban affairs and planning. Vic earned his law degree from the West Virginia University College of Law, where he was awarded the Order of the Coif, which recognizes outstanding academic achievement, and served as Associate Editor of the West Virginia Law Review.
After law school, Vic served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of West Virginia, where he was involved in several high-profile criminal and civil cases, including the State’s litigation against the tobacco industry. He also served as law clerk to the Honorable Warren R. McGraw, Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia.
Vic has enjoyed the diverse range of cases he has worked on since entering private practice in 2002. He has fought hard to protect the rights of citizens living in the coal fields, and was counsel in a case brought by citizens in Mingo County to obtain compensation for their lost groundwater supply due to mining. Vic has also worked to protect West Virginia consumers, serving as co-lead class counsel in a class action lawsuit against Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, which resulted in a $75 million settlement for Nationwide’s West Virginia policyholders.
West Virginia, 1995
Assistant Attorney General for the State of West Virginia, 1995-1999
Law Clerk, Hon. Warren R. McGraw, Justice, Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, 1999-2002
The Segal Law Firm, LC, 2002-2016
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia