Overview

Alyesha A. Dotson counsels and represents employers in a wide range of labor and employment matters, with a primary focus on employment litigation. Her practice spans a variety of industries, including retail, manufacturing, technology, healthcare, insurance, transportation, and hospitality.

Clients turn to Alyesha for counsel regarding issues such as sexual harassment, wage and hour issues, employment contracts, union activities, and non-compete agreements. Alyesha also has experience working with major insurance carriers in defending policy holders pursuant to D&O and EPLI policies.

Prior to joining Littler, Alyesha worked as an associate at a large regional law firm in Charleston, West Virginia, where she represented businesses with their labor and employment litigation needs in state and federal court. 

She has defended employment discrimination actions before state and federal agencies as well as West Virginia state and federal courts.

Alyesha completed Trial School at the University of Virginia. In law school, Alyesha was a member of the Moot Court Team.  

 

*Not licensed to practice law in Washington.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

American Bar Association

Member

Equal Employment Opportunity Committee, Labor and Employment Section

American Bar Association

Member

Young Lawyers Division

American Bar Association

Member

DuPont Legal Minority Counsel Network

Recognition

Named, Rising Star

West Virginia

Super Lawyers

2012-2013, 2015-2017

Named, Member Spotlight

Labor and Employment Section - American Bar Assocation

February 2015

Named, Hot List

Mid-Atlantic Region, Lawyers of Color

2013

News, Analysis & Press

The Supreme Court Speaks on Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements

The Young Lawyer

Young Lawyers Division - American Bar Association

November 2014

NLRB Outlines Social Media Policies Dos and Don’ts

The Young Lawyer

Vol 17, No. 7

May 2013

When Johnny and Joanie Come Marching Home Again: Recent Developments in USERRA

Conference Materials

Annual Conference, Section of Labor & Employment Law - American Bar Association

2009

Books & Book Chapters

  • Family & Medical Leave Act, Bloomberg BNA, Chapter 3, Eligibility of Employees for Leave, 2013 Supplement, Contributing Author: Eric Iskra
  • Employment Discrimination Law, Bloomberg BNA, Chapter 5, Failure to Provide a Reasonable Accommodation, 2014 Supplement, 5th Ed., Chapter Associate Editor
  • Trade Secret Laws: State Q& A Tool, Practical Law, West Virginia, Chapter Co-Author: Eric W. Iskra, Esq.
  • ABA FMLA Treatise, Chapter 3, Contributing Author, 2017

Speaking Engagements

A New Bermuda Triangle: Substance Abuse, Testing Policies and Medical Marijuana

WV Chamber of Commerce HR Conference

April 26, 2018

Pregnancy Discrimination

Annual Conference - American Bar Association

July 31, 2015

Education

  • J.D., West Virginia University College of Law, 2008
  • B.A., Concord University, 2004summa cum laude

Languages

  • Hindi

Bar Admission

West Virginia
Washington

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • West Virginia Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia