Jared T. Dotson
(304) 598-8105
Office: Morgantown
J.D. West Virginia University
B.S./B.A. University of Florida cum laude
Licensure: WV
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Jared Dotson’s practice is focused in the area of litigation. As a former judicial law clerk, he has experience in researching and drafting memoranda on various criminal and civil law topics.

Work Experience

2016 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2015-2016 Judicial Law Clerk, The Honorable Michael J. Aloi, Northern District of West Virginia
2014 Student Attorney, West Virginia Innocence Project
2013-2015 Research Assistant, West Virginia University College of Law
2013 Criminal Division Legal Intern, United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of West Virginia

Speaking Engagements

"The Tape Never Lies: Recording Police Interrogations to Reduce False Confessions in West Virginia," 117 W. Va. L. Rev. Online (2015)

"The Linchpin of Identification Evidence: The Unreliability of Eyewitnesses and the Need for Reform in West Virginia," 117 W. Va. L. Rev. 775 (2014)

Key Experience

Represented multiple West Virginia small businesses against various tort allegations
Drafted different types of litigation documents, such as Motions for Summary Judgment and Motions in Limine
Represented different West Virginia government agencies against alleged civil rights and defamation claims

Memberships & Awards

CALI Award, Legal Reasoning, Research, and Writing II
Associate Editor, West Virginia Law Review, Vol. 116
Senior Notes Editor, West Virginia Law Review, Vol. 117
Member, United States Supreme Court Clinic
President, Class of 2015, WVU College of Law