Jaden P. Rhea
Civil Rights Defense
J.D., West Virginia University College of Law, 2018
Bachelor of Arts in Criminology (summa cum laude), West Virginia University, 2015
West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
2018 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing
Best Student Note, West Virginia Law Review Vol. 119
CALI Award for the highest grade in the U.S. Supreme Court Clinic I (Fall 2017) and Elder Law (Spring 2017)
West Virginia Law Review, Executive Research Editor for Vol. 120
The Family Law Quarterly, Senior Managing Editor
Jaden is an associate in our Charleston, West Virginia office.
Prior to joining the firm, Jaden was a law clerk for the Honorable Thomas E. Johnston, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, and a law clerk for the Honorable Frank W. Volk, Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. During law school, Jaden served as an Executive Research Editor for the West Virginia Law Review and was a student clinician in the United States Supreme Court Clinic, where she was chosen to present the argument in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of a clinic client. In addition, her student note was awarded a 2018 Burton Award, a national award that recognized her student note as an exemplar of “creativity, knowledge, and know-how.”
Jaden is a native of West Virginia and enjoys knitting, antiques, and spending time with friends and family.
Jaden Rhea, Note, Highway to Hell: The Privatized Prison Transportation Industry and the Long Road to Reform, 120 W. Va. L. Rev. 203 (2017).