Tierra L. Dotson, Associate

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    Tierra is an Associate in the Firm's Real Estate Practice.




Tierra is an Associate on the Real Estate Team with a broad swath of legal experience.*

Tierra’s background in real estate involved representing clients regarding housing conditions and rent control violations. She drafted demand letters about housing conditions on behalf of clients to landlords as well as researched housing discrimination as presented in the Federal Fair Housing Act and D.C. Human Rights Act. Her professional duties prompted her to participate in community outreach events where she helped increase awareness of Washington, D.C. housing laws and regulations.

Prior to joining the Firm, Tierra was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Melanie Shaw Geter, Maryland Court of Special Appeals, with whom she reviewed court decisions, evaluated trial records and legal arguments in appellate briefs, and researched and wrote appellate opinions in various areas of law, such as criminal, civil, trust and estates, and family law.

Tierra has provided extensive support in litigation cases and has researched business law issues. She researched and drafted memoranda for Affordable Care Act Risk Corridors Program litigation and for the illegality of a hospital merger challenged under Section 7 of the Clayton Act. In addition, she prepared memoranda advising clients on shareholder fiduciary duty, employee wage payment compliance, and potential damages recoverable for breach of contract. Her legal research also includes corporate, labor and employment, government contracts, tax, white collar, and antitrust laws.

*Tierra is admitted only in Washington, D.C.


Real Estate


J.D., Howard Law Journal, Senior Articles Editor; Charles N. Mason Scholarship recipient, Howard University School of Law, 2018
B.A., Business Administration and Marketing, Howard University Legacy Scholarship recipient, Howard University School of Business, 2012

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia, 2018