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A litigation boutique representing clients in Federal and State courts throughout West Virginia...

Christopher S Dodrill


Mr. Dodrill joined AG&T after clerking for two federal judges in West Virginia.  He has extensive knowledge of civil and criminal litigation, both at the trial level and on appeal.  Prior to attending law school, Mr. Dodrill served as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy, achieving the rank of lieutenant. His naval service included a deployment to the Gulf of Aden in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Duke University School of Law, J.D., 2008
    • Magna Cum Laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • Mordecai Scholar (full-tuition merit scholarship)
    • Member, Moot Court Board
    • Articles Editor, Law and Contemporary Problems
  • United States Naval Academy, B.S., 2001
    • Graduated with Merit
    • Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society)
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Robert B. King, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2008-2009
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Joseph R. Goodwin, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, SDWV, 2009-2010
  • Publications
    • Does Judicial Philosophy Matter?:  A Case Study, 113 W. Va. L. Rev. __ (2010) (with Francisco J. Benzoni) (forthcoming)
    • In Defense of “Footnote Four”:  A Historical Analysis of The New Deal’s Effect on Land Regulation in the U.S. Supreme Court, 71 Law & Contemp. Probs. 191 (2009).
  •  Bar Admissions
    • West Virginia
    • North Carolina


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Christopher S Dodrill

Allen Guthrie & Thomas, PLLC
P.O. Box 3394
Charleston, WV 25333

(304) 720-4221
(304) 345-9941 (fax)

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