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    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.


    Memberships & Awards

    Member, Judge John A. Field, Jr. American Inn of Courts
    Order of the Coif
    Order of the Barristers
    Patrick Duffy Koontz Scholar
    CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Nine Classes
    Alison H. & Patrick D. Deem Law Review Scholar
    Jackson Kelly PLLC & John K. McClaugherty Law Scholar
    Steptoe & Johnson PLLC Law Scholar
    Senior Managing Editor, W. Va. Law Review (Volume 115)
    Associate Editor, W. Va. Law Review (Volume 114)

    Key Experience

    Defended publicly traded international on-line retailer in matters involving purchases, refunds, and delivery disputes
    Successfully moved to dismiss state civil RICO claim

    Speaking Engagements


    Who Bears the Burden of Liability? The Law of Joint and Several Liability, Setoffs, Contribution, and Implied Indemnity in the Eastern Coal States, 35 E. Min. L. Found. § 19 (2014) (coauthor)

    Deliberate Intent Developments, W. Va. Def. Trial Counsel Ann. Notebook (May 2014)

    Up, Up & Away: How Siegel & Shuster’s Superman Was Contracted Away & DC Comics Won the Day, 115 W. Va. L. Rev. 1143 (2013)