ABOUT Jacob R. Stout

Jake Stout utilizes the civil justice system to hold negligent corporations accountable for preventable injuries and diseases suffered by workers and their families.

Having experience in all three vantages of the civil litigation process, plaintiffs, defense, and the court, Jake has a broad understanding of the challenges faced by workers in their fight for justice. His perspective is an asset for clients, as he strives to improve safety practices and corporate governance for the benefit of current and future workers.

Prior to joining Motley Rice, Jake advocated for plaintiffs’ causes as an associate for multiple personal injury firms in West Virginia. He has gained valuable experience in matters related to automobile collisions, insurance bad faith, toxic exposure, products liability, FELA, asbestos, medical malpractice, property owner rights, premises liability, and other personal injury litigation in state and federal courts. Jake’s legal experience also includes serving as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Phillip D. Gaujot, of the Circuit Court of Monongalia County, W. Va.

While completing his legal studies, Jake volunteered as a clinician for the WVU Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic, and was selected to teach supplementary classes to first-year law students through the WVU College of Law Academic Excellence Program. He also completed a number of clerkships with West Virginia firms, assisting in casework pertaining to products liability, personal injury, environmental and energy law, corporate defense, and criminal defense.

Jake has been active in local politics, having served as a deputy campaign manager and campaign treasurer for candidates in lieutenant governor, state representative, and county commissioner races in Pennsylvania in 2010 and 2011, as well as serving as a legislative intern for a Pennsylvania state representative. He currently serves as one of three commissioners on the Monongalia County, W. Va., Deputy Sheriff’s Civil Service Commission.

Awards and Accolades

•Super Lawyers

2020 West Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars list
Personal injury - products: plaintiff; Class action/mass torts: plaintiff

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by: Anne McGinness Kearse

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by: T. David Hoyle

April 27, 2020

Workers’ Memorial Week: Learning from the past to create a better future

by: Temitope O. Leyimu

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