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Biography

Jared serves as the Team Leader for the firm’s Community Bank and Financial Institutions Team. He has extensive experience helping clients solve complex problems facing their business. Jared concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation and bankruptcy matters. He routinely represents national banks in various types of litigation including consumer and commercial disputes. He also represents businesses navigating complex debt issues in bankruptcy court. Jared works closely with his clients in order to obtain effective and efficient resolution of litigated matters either through litigation or seizing early resolution possibilities. Jared is a problem solver whose clients look to him to address complex and sensitive matters.

Jared has a wide range of experience representing businesses of all sizes regarding consumer complaints, class actions, commercial disputes, bankruptcy and insolvency issues, as well as general counseling for business clients. He enjoys working closely with his clients to formulate strategies that allow his clients to efficiently and effectively achieve their goals. He also regularly litigates commercial disputes and works with his clients to assure that the litigation strategy aligns with the client’s business goals.

Jared also regularly represents clients in bankruptcy court. He was part of a team that represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Freedom Industries bankruptcy. 

Jared lives in Putnam County, West Virginia with his wife, Jennifer, and his children: Jackson, Caroline and Davis.

Other Info About Jared

Experience

Legal Work Highlights

Team Leader: Community Banking and Financial Institutions.

Commercial Litigation.

Representing parties in bankruptcy matters.

Extensive experience defending financial institutions in litigation involving claims of predatory lending and violation of the West Virginia Consumer Credit Protection Act and the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Experience defending financial institutions in class action suits.

Litigation regarding Fiduciary Duty/Estates and Trusts.

Extensive management of complex product liability litigation.

Education

Law School

West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 2003

Undergraduate School

Hampden-Sydney College, B.A., 2000, magna cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa
Omicron Delta Kappa

 

Bar Membership

Jared is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

West Virginia, 2003

Courts

Jared is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

U. S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, 2003

U. S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, 2006

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2007

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America©, Commercial Litigation, 2019-2020

The Best Lawyers in America©, Insurance, 2020

Recipient, Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Selected for inclusion in West Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars®, 2012-2018

2017 Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award Recipient

Leadership West Virginia, Class of 2016

Featured Case: FBT attorneys granted stay in West Virginia, ensuring continued care for over 300 children in need

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

West Virginia State Bar

West Virginia Defense Trial Counsel

American Bar Association

 

 

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Putnam County Board of Zoning Appeals, President   

Extensive time volunteered to Legal Aid of West Virginia

Firm Committees

Jared serves on the following committee(s) at Frost Brown Todd:

Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Member

Associate Personnel Committee

Presentations

Jared was invited to speak at the following events:

The Coming Wave of Director and Office Lawsuits, WV Bankers Association 2013

Consumer Lending Compliance, WV Bankers Association Consumer Lending School 2018, 2019

Major Publications

Jared is an author of the following publications:

Banking Law Blog

Overdraft Fee Final Guidance From The FDIC, November 19, 2010

New Credit Card Rules In Effect, August 22, 2010