Robert Thomas Noone

Charleston, West Virginia

Robert Noone has represented injured workers from “day one” in a legal career that began over 25 years ago. A past partner in the labor law firm of Crandall & Pyles, he formed Robert Noone Legal Services (1989) in Logan, WV, continuing his primarily focus on workers compensation and social security. He has served as a past chairperson of the State Bar Workers Compensation Committee and lectured for bar and professional associations on topics of workers compensation, occupational pneumoconiosis and law office management. In the mid-90’s he helped create Logan Health Right to provide free health care to the area’s uninsured.

Noone also enjoys a concentration in juvenile law which resulted in the WV Supreme Court of Appeals first placing him on the Juvenile Justice Committee (1992) and later on the Court Improvement Project which has sought to improve delivery of services to abused and neglected children in the court system. He is a founding member and current Chairperson of the Logan County Child Advocacy Center, started in 2008.

Since 2003, Robert Noone has worked in close association with Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C., serving in the capacity “of counsel” to them in the Logan community, as they offer comprehensive legal representation and advocacy.

On the not-so-serious side, Noone is known nationally as an entertainer in the legal world touring with “The Bob Noone Show” (a/k/a “Bob Noone and The Well Hung Jury”). Having several CDs and a DVD to his credit, his audiences range from Federal Supreme Court Justices to family physicians in venues stretching from Hawaii to the Greenbrier Resort. More info at

Areas of Practice

  • Workers Compensation
  • Social Security Disability
  • Personal Injury
  • Juvenile Abuse/Neglect
  • Adoption

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, 1983
  • Alabama, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia


  • West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia
    • J.D. – 1983
  • St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore, Maryland – 1978
    • Honors:
      magna cum laude


  • “Occupational Pneumoconiosis”, MSHA – Black Lung Clinic Assn Annual Conf 2003, 2005
  • “Bridge the Gap”, WV State Bar Ethics Seminar
  • National Business Institute: Workers Compensation
  • “Kids in Court”, WVU College of Law, CLE Seminars: Juvenile Law
  • “Juvenile Practice”, WV Supreme Court of Appeals, GAL Training
  • “Representing Children with Reactive Attachment Disorder”, U of A, School of Social Work

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, 1983 – Present
  • West Virginia State Bar, 1983 – Present
  • West Virginia State Bar, State Bar – Past Board of Governors, District 7
  • West Virginia State Bar, State Bar – Past Chair YLS
  • West Virginia State Bar, State Bar – Past Chair – Workers? Comp Commission
  • Alabama Bar Association, 2007 – Present
  • Logan County Bar Association, Past President, 1983 – Present
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals – Court Improvement Program
  • West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, 1987 – 2002

Pro Bono Activities

  • Current Board Chair, Founding Member, Logan County Child Advocacy Center
  • Civil Air Patrol
  • Aircraft Owner & Pilots’ Association
  • Southern Poverty Law Center, 1984 – Present
  • American Civil Liberties Union, 2000 – Present
  • Kiwanis Club of Logan, 1995 – Present
  • Past President – Kiwanis, Kiwanis Club of Logan
  • First Presbyterian Church of Anniston, Youth Minister