Tim Miley
Speaker Miley in 2015
Minority Leader of the West Virginia House of Delegates
In office
January 14, 2015 – November 30, 2020
Preceded byTim Armstead
Succeeded byDoug Skaff
Speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates
In office
June 18, 2013 – January 14, 2015
GovernorEarl Ray Tomblin
Preceded byRick Thompson
Succeeded byTim Armstead
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the 48th district
In office
December 1, 2004 – November 30, 2020
Preceded byBarbara Warner
Succeeded byLaura Kimble
Personal details
Born
Timothy Robert Miley

(1966-04-11) April 11, 1966 (age 54)
Cheverly, Maryland, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Susan Aguayo Wilcher
(m. 2009)
ChildrenJordin
ResidenceClarksburg, West Virginia, U.S.
EducationSouthern Methodist University (BBA)
Duquesne University (JD)

Timothy Robert Miley (/ˈml/; born April 11, 1966) is an American politician, personal injury attorney, and legal author who served as the 53rd speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates from June 2013 to January 2015. A member of the Democratic Party, he represented West Virginia's 48th district (previously, the 41st) from 2004 to 2020, which included the cities of Clarksburg and Bridgeport. Subsequent to his speakership, Miley held the position of Minority Leader until his departure from the House in 2020.[1][2] Since leaving the legislature, Miley has continued to practice law at his firm, The Miley Legal Group.[3]

Personal life and education

Miley was born in Cheverly, Maryland in 1966 to Robert and Sandra Miley. He earned a degree in finance from Southern Methodist University in 1988 and graduated from Duquesne University School of Law in 1991.

Miley currently resides in Clarksburg, West Virginia with his wife, Susan. Miley also has a step-daughter, Jordin.[1][2]

Career

Legal and business career

In 1991, Miley began his legal career at Steptoe & Johnson,[4] where he represented insurance companies. After representing insurers for five years and growing increasingly disillusioned with their questionable tactics, Miley decided he would rather assist injured parties more than insurance companies and began practicing in personal injury, opening his own firm, Romano & Miley, in 1996.[2][4] In June 2006, Miley founded The Miley Legal Group, a four-lawyer personal injury firm in Clarksburg, West Virginia, where he continues to practice.[4][5]

Political career

During his tenure in the West Virginia House of Delegates, Miley served as a member of the House Rules Committee, Energy Committee, and Small Business and Economic Development Committee and, prior to his election as Speaker, held the position of chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.[1]

Although Miley did not seek re-election in 2020,[6] he did not rule out the possibility of future political aspirations and has expressed his intention to work on the issues of substance abuse and homelessness within his local community.[3]

Publications

Miley is the author of The 7 Crucial Facts That You Need To Know After Being Injured In A WV Car Accident,[7] 5 Critical Factors You Must Consider Before Hiring a Lawyer, West Virginia Bikers Guide: The Tools You Need to Get Back on the Road After an Accident, and When Dog's Attack: The Step by Step Guide to West Virginia Dog Bite Claims.[citation needed] Miley also authored a chapter in the book Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: What Your Insurance Company Doesn't Want You to Know entitled "Seven 'Sneaky' Ways Insurance Companies Sabotage Your Injury Claim".[8]

Bibliography

References

  1. ^ a b c "West Virginia House of Delegates Biography: Timothy Miley". West Virginia Legislature. Retrieved November 16, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Tim Miley – The Miley Legal Group". The Miley Legal Group. January 7, 2019. Retrieved November 16, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Young, Erica (November 26, 2019). "Delegate Tim Miley decides not to seek re-election; still plans to work to improve Harrison County". WBOY. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "Lawyer Timothy Miley – Clarksburg, WV Attorney". Avvo. Retrieved November 16, 2020.
  5. ^ "Meet Our Team – Personal Injury Attorneys". The Miley Legal Group. December 28, 2018. Retrieved November 16, 2020.
  6. ^ Ogbe, Veronica (October 26, 2020). "An overview of West Virginia's 48th district of the House of Delegates". WDTV. Retrieved November 16, 2020.
  7. ^ "WV Car Accident: Facts You Need To Know After Being Injured". The Miley Legal Group. Retrieved November 17, 2020.
  8. ^ America's Premier Attorneys; Glass, Ben, Esq.; Blane, Mark C., Esq.; Miley, Timothy R., Esq. (2011). "Seven 'Sneaky' Ways Insurance Companies Sabotage Your Injury Claim". Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: What Your Insurance Company Doesn't Want You to Know. Contributions from 12 additional attorneys. Winter Park, FL: Celebrity Press. ISBN 9780982908358.
Political offices
Preceded by
Rick Thompson
Speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates
2013–2015
Succeeded by
Tim Armstead
West Virginia House of Delegates
Preceded by
Tim Armstead
Minority Leader of the West Virginia House of Delegates
2015–2020
Succeeded by
Doug Skaff