Tim Yianne


  • location icon Charleston, WV
    222 Capitol Street
    Fifth Floor
    Charleston, WV 25301

Tim Yianne is a partner in the Charleston office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. Mr. Yianne was born and raised in Charleston, West Virginia. He lives in the Historic District of the East End with his wife and daughter.

Mr. Yianne attended West Virginia University on academic and athletic scholarships. He played Division I soccer and lettered all four years at West Virginia University. Mr. Yianne was selected team captain his junior and senior years. He was also a Big East Academic All Star his junior and senior years. Mr. Yianne graduated with honors from the business school in accounting.

Mr. Yianne received his law degree from West Virginia University College of Law. He received the Andrew Pete Wood, Jr., Fellowship to attend the law school.

Mr. Yianne began his legal career in the public sector as a law clerk in the Sixth Judicial Circuit, Huntington, West Virginia. After completing his judicial clerkship, he entered the private sector as a litigator. His experience consists of representing insurance companies, corporations, state agencies, municipalities, and individuals in litigation. He has tried multiple catastrophic injury cases in some of the most feared venues in West Virginia. Mr. Yianne has also served as monitoring counsel in several class actions filed in West Virginia involving approximately 300,000 residents whose water supply became contaminated from a chemical spill originating from an industrial complex. In addition, he has defended claims involving professional liability.

Mr. Yianne is a recipient of the Generation Next 40 Under 40 Award. The award is given to individuals in West Virginia under 40 years old who are making their mark as professionals and executives in business, government and volunteer service.

Mr. Yianne is actively involved in his community. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Ronald McDonald House of Southern West Virginia. He served as the President between 2013 and 2017. He currently serves on the Executive Committee. 

Representative Cases

  • Crystal Good v. American Water Works Company, Inc., No. 2:14-01374, United States District Court, Southern District of W.Va.
  • Water Contamination Litigation, Civil Action No. 16-C-6000, Mass Litigation Panel of West Virginia Supreme Court.

Community Activities

Board President, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern West Virginia


West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

United States District Court Southern District of W.Va.

United States District Court Northern District of W.Va.


West Virginia Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV® Preeminent
  • West Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • State Journal, Generation Next 40 Under 40
  • Big East Academic All Star


West Virginia University College of Law

Juris Doctor

West Virginia University

Accounting, with honors

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