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.
Team Leader: Community Banking and Financial Institutions.
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.
West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 2003
Hampden-Sydney College, B.A., 2000, magna cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa
Omicron Delta Kappa
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
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
West Virginia State Bar
West Virginia Defense Trial Counsel
American Bar Association
Putnam County Board of Zoning Appeals, President
Extensive time volunteered to Legal Aid of West Virginia
Business Litigation Practice Group, Vice-Chair
Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Member
Associate Personnel Committee, Member
The Coming Wave of Director and Office Lawsuits, WV Bankers Association 2013
Consumer Lending Compliance, WV Bankers Association Consumer Lending School 2018, 2019