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Joshua C. Dotson

Associate

Born and raised on the east coast, Josh graduated from West Virginia University College of Law and West Virginia University’s School of Medicine where he earned a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy.

After law school, Josh went on to work with one of West Virginia’s top regional law firms for approximately 10 years where he specialized in workplace liability cases, products liability for car manufacturers, and large toxic tort cases. Josh gained valuable experience litigating in both state and federal court; he authored multiple winning briefs to the state’s highest court, including Young v. Apogee Coal Co., LLC, which essentially rewrote deliberate intent law in West Virginia. Josh took a 4-year break from practicing law while he practiced physical therapy before joining Forsberg & Umlauf in 2022. Josh is currently a licensed Physical Therapist and Attorney in the state of Washington. He considers himself a fitness enthusiast with a passion for road cycling, trail running, and kettlebells.

  • Washington State Bar Association

J.D., West Virginia University College of Law, 2008

Masters of Physical Therapy, West Virginia University School of Medicine, 2005

B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2004

State of Washington

U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

State of West Virginia (inactive)

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