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Tim Manchin was born in Farmington, West Virginia, and grew up in Bridgeport. Tim was strongly influenced at an early age by his deceased father, Joseph Manchin Jr., a well-known physical therapist who treated thousands of athletes and disabled persons without regard to their ability to pay.
Tim then attended West Virginia University where he graduated from the WVU College of Law in 1980. In May of 1983, he began a successful law practice with his partner, cousin, and now Federal Magistrate, Michael Aloi.
In addition to his work at Manchin Ferretti, Tim also practices law with the Fairmont, WV, based Manchin Injury Law Group. Through the years, Tim has represented thousands of West Virginians in all types of personal injury cases including medical malpractice, car accidents, workplace injuries, and wrongful death matters. Through this work, he has recovered millions of dollars for his clients.
Tim is the nephew of the late A. James Manchin and cousin of United States Senator Joe Manchin. In addition to his successful legal career, Tim had distinguished career as a delegate and public servant of Marion County, beginning in 2003 through the end of 2016. He was appointed to the Rules Committee, House Finance Committee, Senior Services, Roads and Transportation, Banking and Insurance, Small Business Development, Chairman of Political Subdivision, and eventually became chairman of the powerful Judiciary Committee. Tim also was chosen to chair the Select Committee on Marcellus Drilling which produced the first law providing for the regulation and protection from Marcellus drilling activities. He was known among his peers as a tireless worker at the capital, frequently arriving before the other delegates and leaving long after their departure.
Together with his law firm, Tim has provided assistance and financial support for numerous civic causes including the annual donation to the Family Resource Network of approved car seats for expectant mothers, sponsorship of UMWA charitable fundraisers and frequent donations to the Soup Opera.
In his free time, Tim enjoys hiking, outdoor activities, and cheering on the WVU Mountaineers.