The Manchin Injury Law Group announced that attorney Joseph (“Joey”) D. Garcia joined the firm on November 1, 2017.

A native of Fairmont, WV, Garcia will represent clients in all of the firm’s practice areas, including personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and consumer protection.

Joey Garcia has served in the Office of the Governor of the State of West Virginia since 2012. He began as Deputy General Legal Counsel and Director of Legislative Affairs to then-Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. Governor Jim Justice later appointed Garcia as his Senior Counsel for Legislation and Policy in January of 2017.

Garcia has advised the Governor on legal issues and developed various legislative and policy initiatives, including the recently approved Roads to Prosperity Amendment. In 2015, Garcia was also appointed to serve as the first Chair of the West Virginia Juvenile Justice Reform Oversight Committee.

“We are pleased to add Joey to our team of dedicated attorneys at the Manchin Injury Law Group,” announced founding partner Tim Manchin. “Joey has counseled two Governors on high-level legal and legislative issues, and he will bring that same skill, intellect and commitment to the individuals we represent.”

“Joey has a true passion for helping those who have been injured or wronged,” noted partner Taylor Downs. “He is a great fit for our legal team.”

A 2001 graduate of Fairmont Senior High School, Garcia earned his bachelor’s degree and law degree from West Virginia University.

“I am excited to work with Tim, Taylor, and the talented attorneys and staff at the Manchin Injury Law Group,” said Garcia . “I believe in the mission of the firm and look forward to helping working people in North Central West Virginia achieve the results they deserve.”

Attorney Timothy Manchin established the Manchin Injury Law Group in 2011 after his law partner of more than 25 years became a West Virginia circuit court judge. His focus is on helping individual clients and entire families victimized by negligent acts.

  • Taylor Downs was easy to talk to (I do not speak the legal language well!) and was very upfront and honest about the entire process of my case. He kept me updated as the case progressed, and answered my relentless questions. The end result was a favorable settlement that I’m not sure could have been any better with anyone else. In short, go see Taylor if you have a case. Don’t be intimidated to go seek his help, he won’t blow your brains out with “legal speak”.


  • Being referred to Taylor was the best thing I could have asked for. Taylor and staff are very easy to talk to. I would highly recommend them to anyone.


  • If I ever have to go through it again I would definetly call Taylor right away. The group was so helpful through my situation and handled everything that needed to be done. They made a stressful situation a stress free situation. With Taylor you dont have to worry about one thing. Definietly would recomend to anyone.

    - TAYLOR G.

  • Efficient, knowledgeable, and friendly.


  • Taylor and Tim helped make a difficult moment in life, a little more bearable. Easy to communicate with and informative. I will absolutely recommend them to everyone.


  • Manchin Injury Law Group, Took care of me when I got into a car accident while I was pregnant. Very scary moment for a first time mom but thankfully Manchin Injury Law Group had my back and treated me great. They made me feel as if I was part of their family. My son is now 7 Months Old and very happy and healthy. I’m very thankful for them for helping me through everything and getting me what we deserved. I 100% would recommend them to anyone. If I ever have an accident again they will be my number 1 phone call!


  • The support given helped me to feel like I was included in my personal injury case every step of the way. I was informed about the entire process throughout. It was amazing how quick the turn around time was and I would definitely recommend Attorney Timothy J. Manchin to anyone!


  • Taylor and Kelly worked hard on my case so I didn’t have to. Thanks guys!


  • Excellent experience dealing with Manchin Injury Law. They were very responsive, professional and easy to talk to. I did my homework before I hired a lawyer after my accident and I am so glad I found Manchin Injury Law Group. If you are injured, give them a call!


  • Taylor and Tim helped make a difficult moment in life, a little more bearable. Easy to communicate with and informative. I will absolutely recommend them to everyone.


  • Kelly and Taylor did all the hard work so that I didn’t have to. They both cared about my circumstance and got me a nice settlement. Taylor knows what he is doing and I felt comfortable with my case in his hands.


  • Great lawyers. They helped me with a West Virginia case.


  • Such a great experience with Taylor and this firm. Thankful for their diligence and their work on our case. Thank you to all!


  • Had a easy and smooth experience with a great attorney so when you go there make sure you ask for Taylor.


  • My experience at the Manchin Injury Law Group was extremely positive, and I would recommend them to anyone who needs a compassionate and experienced lawyer on their side.


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