Founding Attorney

William Tiano

Admitted to the State Bar in 1986, William M. Tiano has established himself as a highly regarded personal injury attorney not only in Charleston but throughout all of West Virginia. Through successful representation of thousands of individuals in West Virginia and in other jurisdictions, William Tiano has earned a superb reputation for his commitment to the rights of his clients, and the safety of his community.

After completing his undergraduate education at Marshall University, Mr. Tiano earned his Juris Doctorate from West Virginia University College of Law in 1986. Mr. Tiano is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in West Virginia and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia.

Recognized as a West Virginia Super Lawyer and listed among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America, Mr. Tiano practices in the following areas:

  • Products liability
  • Medical malpractice
  • Commercial litigation
  • Industrial coal mining
  • Wrongful death
  • Insurance bad faith law
  • Railroad negligence
  • Trucking accidents
  • Serious motor vehicle accidents
  • Nursing home negligence / Elder abuse

Whether negotiating with an insurance company to obtain fair compensation for an injured client, investigating nursing home neglect, or skillfully litigating a wrongful death matter, Mr. Tiano brings a wealth of successful legal experience and compassionate concern for clients seeking both justice and compensation for their losses.


Excellence in personal injury representation is measured not just in settlement and verdict figures, but also by the quality of service offered during the legal process and the level of skilled advocacy for those seriously injured or killed through the negligence of others. Mr. Tiano and the law firm of Tiano O’Dell are known for the uncompromising legal and ethical representation they provide to clients and their community.

Well known for his dedication to injured clients in West Virginia, Mr. Tiano is an injury attorney who also offers his legal expertise to peers through legal education seminars and lectures. Mr. Tiano maintains an active commitment to the legal community and sits on the Board of Directors of the West Virginia Association for Justice. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the West Virginia Association for Justice, and the American Association for Justice.

Protecting Your Rights And Safeguarding Your Future

For an exceptional West Virginia personal injury attorney you can trust, contact Tiano O’Dell, PLLC. We offer a free initial consultation. If we take your case, you pay no fee unless we recover for you. Call us today at (304) 915-0823.

Once you are our client, you are our client for life.