Christopher S. Dodrill



Christopher S. Dodrill has deep experience litigating complicated cases across a variety of industries. He has represented corporate, government, and individual clients, at all stages of litigation, in commercial disputes, business torts, financial institution litigation, legal malpractice defense, and internal investigations.

Previously a senior lawyer in the West Virginia Attorney General's Office, Chris has advised officials at the highest levels of state government. His experience includes supervising litigation involving the administration of the state Medicaid program, services for children and families, public employee grievances, public health issues, state licensing and regulatory boards, and management of state psychiatric hospitals. Chris also handled criminal appellate matters for the state of West Virginia, briefing more than 50 cases in federal and state courts and arguing 14 times before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia.


•Hon. Joseph R. Goodwin, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, 2009-2010
•Hon. Robert B. King, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2008-2009

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Ohio Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2019

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
214.665.3681  Phone
University Attended:
U.S. Naval Academy, B.S., with merit, 2001
Law School Attended:
Duke University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2008; Articles Editor, Law & Contemporary Problems; Smith-Mordecai Scholar; Order of the Coif
Year of First Admission:
Texas; Ohio; West Virginia; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; Supreme Court of the United States
West Virginia State Bar; North Carolina State Bar.

Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, 2001-2005, Active Duty, 2005-2009, Reserves
Reported Cases:
Experience: Representative Matters: Represented national power equipment repair company in commercial lease dispute.; Defended international law firms against legal malpractice claims brought by former clients.; Represented automotive manufacture in $18 million action brought by former franchisee alleging improper termination.; Represented automotive parts manufacturer in product liability actions.; Represented major coal company in $20 million breach of contract dispute brought by regional electric power company.; Defended financial institutions and retailers in commercial litigation brought under the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act.; Conducted internal investigation for corporate client amid federal False Claims Act (FCA) allegations.; Defended the State of West Virginia in decades-long institutional reform litigation brought against state psychiatric facilities.; Counseled West Virginia professional licensing boards in disciplinary matters against licensed professionals.; Defended the State of West Virginia against challenges to the validity of its Medicaid managed care contracts and preferred drug list.; Represented the State of West Virginia against allegations of civil rights violations asserted by the U.S. Department of Justice.; Appointed to defend indigent individuals alleged to have committed federal crimes, both in federal district court and the court of appeals.; The above representations were handled by Mr. Dodrill prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.; Government Experience: Deputy Attorney General, West Virginia, 2013-2016; City Councilman, Charleston, West Virginia, 2011-2015; Military Experience: Surface Warfare Officer, U.S. Navy, 2001-2005

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Dallas, Texas

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