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Kaite Robidoux is a writer at heart and a lover of art.  She has a Master of Arts in Literature and a Master of Fine Arts, she has been a poetry editor, and she taught writing and rhetoric to college freshmen before deciding to turn to law.  Kaite’s educational and teaching background provides a strong foundation for conducting in-depth research and drafting poignant legal briefs and clear policies.  She is adept at spotting weaknesses in arguments and strives to draft “air tight” briefs that expose fissures in opponents’ arguments.

Kaite’s legal practice focuses in the area of labor and employment law, and she spends the majority of her time drafting arbitration briefs, pleadings, appellate briefs, and everything in between.  Kaite is well versed in drafting non-litigation documents such as severance agreements, employee handbooks and policies, and presentations on workplace issues.  Her writing expertise is a valuable asset to her clients both in and out of the courtroom.  

Kaite also uses her skills as a contributing member of the firm’s Higher Education Team with regard to employment and other matters.

Memberships & Awards

Order of the Coif
CALI Awards in Legal Research and Writing; Contracts; Appellate Advocacy; Lawyers and Legislation Seminar
Senior Research Editor, West Virginia Law Review

Key Experience

Drafted a complaint and a motion to vacate an arbitration award on the ground that the arbitrator exceeded the scope of his authority – the case is now pending in federal court
Drafted a motion to vacate another arbitration award and drafted appellate documents filed in the Fourth Circuit
Drafted a motion to quash a union’s information request/motion for a protective order in an arbitration

Work Experience

2013 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2013 Extern, The Honorable Irene M. Keeley, Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of WV
2012-2013 West Virginia Supreme Court Clinic
2012 Summer Associate, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2011 Summer Associate, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Speaking Engagements


“LGBTQ Rights in the Workplace,” West Virginia Hospital Human Resources Association Webinar, July 2019


“Respect is Key to Promoting Workplace Diversity,” Diversity Insight, June 2019

Author, Chapter 38 (“Survey of American Statutes of Limitations”), Medical Legal Handbook, Juris Publishing 2018

“Respect is Key to Promoting Workplace Diversity,” West Virginia Employment Law Letter, March 2019

“New Laws Aim to Curb Workplace Sexual Harassment,” West Virginia Employment Law Letter, August 2018

“The EEOC: 2017 Trends and Predictions for 2018,” West Virginia Employment Law Letter, January 2018

“Did You Pass? New Law Expands and Limits Drug and Alcohol Testing,” West Virginia Employment Law Letter, August 2017

“Employment-related Postings Required in West Virginia,” West Virginia Employment Law Letter, February 2017