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Michael Dunham

Michael Dunham is a trial attorney and experienced litigator practicing in the firm’s Winchester, Virginia, office. He is admitted to practice law in Virginia and West Virginia.

Mr. Dunham’s practice focuses on representing insurance companies and their insureds in both Virginia and West Virginia. He has litigated many cases involving personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, and wrongful death. He has also litigated cases involving insurance coverage, agent errors and omissions, bad faith, and professional liability.

Mr. Dunham has also successfully defended state agencies, counties, cities, towns, and other local government entities and employees, including county boards of education, principals, teachers and other school personnel. He has defended state and local government agencies in cases involving allegations of civil rights violations, discrimination, harassment, and negligence.

An Order of the Barristers graduate of the West Virginia College of Law, Mr. Dunham has a passion for appellate advocacy. He continues to represent clients at the appellate level. In law school, he was selected to the appellate advocacy Moot Court National team that competed at the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia. He was also a finalist in the Lugar Mock Trial Tournament.

A native of Hagerstown, Maryland, Mr. Dunham currently resides in Winchester, Virginia, with his wife, Sep. In his free time, he enjoys going to baseball games and traveling with his wife.

3
Years married
3
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
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia, 2017

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)

 

Seminars Taught

  • How to Get Your Social Media, Email and Text Evidence Admitted, NBI  (2018)
  • Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to Know, NBI (2017)