Before joining Bailey & Dixon, Douglas “D.C.” Conant served as the law clerk for the Honorable Jacob E. Reger for the 26th Judicial Circuit of West Virginia. There, he handled an array of different subjects aiding in research and drafting for Judge Reger. His primary responsibilities were tracking and keeping Judge Reger abreast of the civil cases on the docket.
While in law school, D.C. worked as a summer legal intern for Cabot Oil and Gas (now Coterra Energy). During this time, he was afforded the valuable experience of seeing how a multibillion-dollar company works and functions from the inside. While there, D.C. worked on contract drafting, litigation preparation, as well as being involved in negotiations between other companies to secure essential business functions.
A double graduate from West Virginia University, D.C.’s time in WVU’s College of Law was pivotal in his professional development. He served as the President of the Energy Law Association and as captain of the Energy Negotiations Team. During his time in law school, he was also selected as the recipient of the Cabot Scholarship, which was awarded to him by the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation.
D.C. grew up in a small town in central W.V. where he also met his wife. They have two daughters, both of which are the pride and joy of D.C.’s. When he’s not working, you can likely find him reading a book, taking a walk with his family, or out playing golf.
- West Virginia University, B.A., Philosophy, 2017
- West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 2020
- West Virginia State Bar
- North Carolina State Bar