(304) 523-2100 Huntington, WV

(304) 521-6120 Clarksburg, WV

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Christa A. Dotson

Of Counsel

Clarksburg, West Virginia

As a WV real property lawyer, Christa Dotson focuses her practice in real estate, oil and gas and litigation defense. She has extensive experience in WV real estate and title litigation, rental and leasing, insurance, insurance defense, and wills matters as well as in the energy industry in oil and gas negotiations, contracts, acquisitions, trades, and joint operating agreements.

Christa graduated from the West Virginia University College of Law in 2007 and joined Jenkins Fenstermaker’s litigation team. After her work with the firm piqued her interest in the oil and gas sector, she moved into various roles with small and large exploration and production companies. In those positions, she managed business development, title, curative, leasing, acquisitions, and contract negotiations before her return to private legal practice as Of Counsel with Jenkins Fenstermaker in the firm’s Clarksburg, WV office.

Attorney Christa A. Dotson puts her years of management, negotiation, and business experience to work for her clients every day. She is skilled at analyzing, structuring, and negotiating deals and contracts to meet company objectives. Christa especially enjoys applying her broad business, legal, and management experience across a range of industries for the benefit of her clients.

Christa takes great pride in helping individuals and businesses navigate complex legal matters by simplifying the process and obtaining results. She strives to build relationships and trust with clients by providing competent representation that allows them to relax and focus their attention on their own businesses and lives.

When Christa is not working, she enjoys spending time with and cooking for friends and family, which includes her husband, daughter, and two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. She also enjoys travel, reading, and—like a true Mountaineer—cheering on West Virginia University’s sports teams.

Professional Community Activities:

Member, West Virginia State Bar, 2008 to Present

Member, American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL), 2011to Present

Director, July 2018 to June 2020

Education Committee Member, July 2016 to June 2019

Advanced Educational Study Task Force—Regional Specializations, July 2015 to June 2016

Member, Michael Late Benedum Chapter of the AAPL, 2010 to Present

Executive Committee

National Director, July 2018 to June 2020

Secretary, July 2017 to June 2018

Treasurer, July 2016 to June 2017

Sergeant-at-Arms, July 2015 to June 2016

General Committees

Awards Committee Chair, July 2015 to June 2018

Bylaws Committee, July 2014 to June 2015

Education Committee Chair, July 2013 to June 2015

MLBC Foundation, 2018 to Present

Vice President, June 2019 to Present

Member, Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, 2015 to Present

Recognitions and Awards:

Best Director Communication, American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL), June 2019

Landman of the Year, Michael Late Benedum Chapter of the AAPL, June 2018

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