Dallas Kratzer cut his teeth in the courts, working for five years in the federal courts, including the Fourth and Sixth Circuits of the United States Courts of Appeals. An avid lacrosse player, Dallas is as competitive on the field as in the courtroom and knows how important it is to understand and predict how his opponent will behave. As a law clerk, Dallas gained valuable insight into the “inside baseball” of the court system, as well as the most efficient and effective way to present a position and make a convincing argument. Clients appreciate that Dallas can simplify a complex and nuanced situation and present a logical solution to their problem. Dallas believes that it’s best to approach everything with a purpose - and that includes defending his clients, enjoying a night at King’s Island with his family, or facing off with an opponent on the lacrosse field.
Dallas is temporarily authorized to practice law in Ohio pending admission under Gov. Bar R. I, Sec. 19.
Memberships & Awards
2017-2020 Staff Attorney, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
2016-2017 Law Clerk, The Hon. Robert B. King, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
2015-2016 Law Clerk, The Hon. Joseph R. Goodwin, United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
2014-2015 Law Clerk, The Hon. Stephanie D. Thacker, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
2013-2014 Jackson Kelly PLLC
2011-2013 Research Assistant, West Virginia University College of Law
2011 Legal Aid of West Virginia, Inc.
2007-2010 Assistant Editor, The Catholic Spirit (Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston)