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  • Timothy R. Linkous Member
  • Phone: 304-212-2013

    Fax: 304-554-2401

Timothy R. Linkous is an experienced litigator who routinely handles complex litigation and catastrophic injury cases. His experience covers a broad range of issues including medical professional negligence against physicians, dentists, chiropractors, hospitals, and other health care providers; personal injury cases; insurance bad faith; insurance coverage disputes; litigation involving contractors; municipal law; governmental tort claims immunity cases; farm litigation; product liability; employment litigation; and deliberate intent lawsuits. He also represents physicians, dentists, nurses, and other health care providers in complaints filed with their licensing Boards, in addition to representing lawyers and Judges in ethics matters and administrative actions. Utilizing the latest trial technology, he has tried to verdict cases involving medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, personal injury, flooding, and various other issues.

Mr. Linkous regularly speaks to physicians and other groups of health care providers regarding medical malpractice and risk management. Additionally, he provides legal consultation and other services for his health care clients to manage and reduce risk in their practices and with respect to their EMRs (electronic medical records). He also represents health care providers and employers with regard to employment contracts.

His expertise in this field, coupled with his reputation in the West Virginia legal community, has earned him Martindale-Hubbell’s prestigious “AV Rating,” which signifies that peers rank him at preeminent levels of legal ability and ethical standards.

In Re: Opioid Litigation, Kanawha County, West Virginia Civil Action No. 19-C-9000, one of the largest civil mass tort cases in West Virginia history before the West Virginia Mass Tort Litigation Panel, Mr. Linkous was selected by Plaintiffs and appointed by the Court to serve as Liaison Counsel on behalf of all Plaintiffs in the mass litigation which included Hospitals, Counties, Cities, and the Attorney General.

Mr. Linkous and his wife, Kendra, have four children, and they are active in Calvary Chapel in Morgantown. In addition to his volunteer work in the local community, he also volunteers as a Moot Court Judge at the West Virginia University College of Law. He and his family avidly engage in outdoor activities, including hiking, hunting, fishing, and farm work.

Admission Details

  • Admitted in 2000, West Virginia
  • 2000, U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
  • 2003, U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
  • 2007, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit 2009, Virginia

Law School Attended

  • West Virginia University, Class of 2000, J.D.

University Attended

  • Denison University, Class of 1997, B.A. cum laude

Associations & Memberships

  • West Virginia State Bar Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • Monongalia County Bar Association


  • Liaison Counsel, In Re: Opioid Litigation, Civil Action No. 19-C-9000
  • SER Weirton Medical Center v. Mazzone, 213 W.Va. 750, 584 S.E.2d 600 (2003)
  • Thomas v. Makani, 218 W.Va. 235, 624 S.E.2d 582 (2005)
  • Clark v. Druckman, 218 W.Va. 427, 624 S.E.2d 864 (2005) (Amicus Curiae filed)
  • Jarmuth v. Cox, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 75732 (N.D.W.Va. 2007)
  • Gorby v. State, 2013 W.Va. LEXIS 1278 (W.Va. Supreme Court 2013)
  • Samples v. Holbert, 2013 W.Va. LEXIS 1106 (W.Va. Supreme Court 2013)
  • Clay v. J.W. Ruby Mem’l Hosp., 2020 W.Va. LEXIS 51 (W.Va. Supreme Court 2020)
  • Wiles v. W.Va. Univ. Hosps., Inc., 2020 W.Va. LEXIS 584 (W.Va. Supreme Court 2020) (Amicus Curiae filed)
  • Doe v. Spiro, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 200337 (N.D.W.Va. 2020)
  • W.Va. Counties Grp. Self-Insurance Risk Pool, Inc. v. Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Dep’t, Inc., 244 W.Va. 10, 851 S.E.2d 89 (2020)
  • Bone v. Lai, 2021 U.S. Dist. LESIX 27939 (N.D.W.Va. 2021)
  • SER Hope Clinic, PLLC v. McGraw, 245 W.Va. 171, 858 S.E.2d 221 (2021)



  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
Areas of Law
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Spinal Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Health Insurance Defense
  • Health Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Coverage Defense
  • Insurance Bad Faith Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Hospital Negligence
  • Medical Negligence
  • Nursing Negligence
  • Negligence Defense
  • Birth Trauma
  • Hospital Risk Management
  • Physicians Risk Management
  • Products Liability
  • Products Liability Defense
  • Municipal Law
  • Labor and Employment
  • Church Law
  • Farm and Ranch Law
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Wills
  • Probate
  • Civil Litigation
  • Mediation