Katie D. DeCoster

540-725-3378 (D)
540-772-9167 (F)
kdecoster@faplawfirm.com
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Katie grew up in Bluefield, West Virginia and graduated as valedictorian from Pocahontas High School in Pocahontas, Virginia.  She went on to graduate magna cum laude from Roanoke College in 2008 with degrees in political science, criminal justice, and Spanish.  In 2011, she received her law degree from West Virginia University College of Law.

Katie began her legal career as a law clerk at Tazewell County Circuit Court to Judge Teresa M. Chafin.  Following her clerkship, Katie worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Litigation Section of the Office of Attorney General in Abingdon, Virginia.  In this position, Katie represented the Commonwealth of Virginia, its agencies, and its employees in a variety of civil litigation matters in administrative, state, and federal courts.

Education:

  • West Virginia University College of Law (J.D.)
  • Roanoke College (B.A., magna cum laude)

Areas of Practice:

  • Auto, Boating & Recreational Vehicle Liability
  • Construction
  • Coverage Analysis & Opinions
  • Declaratory Judgment Actions
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability/Dangerous/Defective Products
  • Subrogation
  • Transportation

Bar Admissions:

  • Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
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Frith Anderson & Peake has a broad appellate practice that covers every area of our litigation practice.  Our attorneys can help you evaluate whether an appeal is appropriate for your case and we will assist in your effort to preserve a favorable decision when the opposing party files an appeal. While the trial and appellate practice skill sets overlap in some areas, strong written and oral communication skills are essential in the appellate practice.  Three of Frith Anderson & Peake’s attorneys are former law clerks.  One served on both the Virginia Court of Appeals and Virginia Supreme Court.  Extensive briefs...

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