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- Law Clerk, The Honorable Thomas E. Johnston, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia (2021-2022)
J.D., West Virginia University School of Law (2021)
B.S., Agriculture and Medical Biotechnology, University of Kentucky (2018)
- Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
Tyler Barton is an associate attorney in the firm’s Charleston, West Virginia office. He is a member of the Bowles Rice Litigation team.
A former summer clerk for the firm, Tyler has experience assisting Bowles Rice attorneys across multiple practice and industry groups. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a Law Clerk to The Honorable Thomas E. Johnston, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, where he drafted opinions and orders ruling on a variety of civil and criminal matters, including rulings on dispositive motions, and drafted bench memoranda advising the Judge of complex state and federal issues. Additionally, Tyler served as an intern for The Honorable Frank W. Volk of the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. Tyler also served as a student clinician for the General Litigation team at the West Virginia University College of Law, where he assisted several clients in litigation-related matters.
Tyler earned his law degree from the West Virginia University College of Law, where he was the Senior Editor for Volume 123 and an Associate Editor for Volume 122 of the West Virginia Law Review. He also served as a Legal Writing Teaching Assistant, Torts I Dean’s Fellow, and a member of the Federal Bar Association Student Chapter. Tyler earned his bachelor’s degree in Agricultural and Biotechnology from the University of Kentucky.
Recipient of CALI Awards (recognition for achieving the highest grade in a particular subject) at the West Virginia University School of Law:
- Criminal Law
- Legal Analysis, Research and Writing 2
- Health Care Torts
Articles & Alerts
- Uncertain Immunity: Assessing Qualified Immunity in the Context of Post-Arrest Excessive-Force Claims Arising Prior to a Judicial Determination of Probable Cause By J. Tyler BartonWest Virginia Law Review, Volume 123, Issue 1 , 2020