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Michael Dunham

Michael Dunham joined the firm in 2014 as an associate in the Charleston office. Mr. Dunham’s practice focuses primarily on insurance related defense matters. Mr. Dunham obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from West Virginia University. He attended West Virginia University College of Law. While in law school, Mr. Dunham finished third in the Baker Cup Moot Court Competition, and was a member of the Moot Court National Team that participated at the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia. Mr. Dunham was also a finalist in the Lugar Trial Association Invitational Tournament. Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Dunham was awarded membership in the prestigious Order of the Barristers. Mr. Dunham currently resides in Charleston with his wife, Sepideh Dunham.

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Years married
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Number of pets
21
Number of MLB stadiums visited

 

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, 2014
  •  U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, 2014
  • Virginia, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit, 2016

Education

  • J.D., West Virginia University College of Law
    • Honors: Order of the Barristers;
    • Honors: Recipient CALI Award, Post-Conviction Remedies;
    • Honors: Recipient CALI Award, Constitutional Law Seminar;
    • Honors: West Virginia Moot Court, National Team Member
    • Honors: Lugar Trial Association, Treasurer
  • B.A., West Virginia University
    • Major: Political Science

 

Publications

  • “LEGAL MATTERS: COMBATING CYBERBULLYING” (Co-authored) NAESP, Communicator, March 2015, Volume 38, Issue 7

 

Representative Cases

  • Aldridge v. Highland Ins. Co., No. 15-0658, 2016 WL 3369562 (W. Va. 2016)
  • Grace v. Sparks, No. 15-2536, 2016 WL 4717942 (4th Cir. Sept. 9, 2016)