Whitney Dunlap, III

Whitney Dunlap, III: Attorney with Dunlap Law Firm, PLLC

Biography

Whitney Dunlap III was born in 1960 and raised in Versailles, Woodford County Kentucky. In 1982 he graduated from Miami University, Oxford Ohio with a BA degree in History with Honors. After interning in Washington, D.C., Whitney returned to law school, graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1986.

Whitney's law practice has focused for 29 years on litigation. He has tried cases in state and federal courts, and throughout Northern, Central and Southeastern Kentucky. His cases have ranged from First Amendment issues, to personal injury, insurance defense, insurance coverage disputes, employment law, construction law, business litigation, premise liability, arson, family law, insurance bad faith and appellate cases. He has briefed and argued cases in the Kentucky Court of Appeals, Kentucky Supreme Court, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, and the United States Supreme Court. He lectures frequently at seminars on litigation and insurance subjects.

Outside the Courtroom, Whitney has contributed to his community in a number of ways. He is active in the Pisgah Presbyterian Church of Versailles, is a former Board Member, Vice-president and President of Habitat for Humanity of Madison County, and is President and Board Member of the Richmond Rotary. Whitney is most proud of his long service to the Boy Scouts of America. He earned his Eagle Scout Award at 14 years old. As an adult, he served as Cubmaster of Pack 20-FUMC for 8 years, and as Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 401 for 10 years. He was elected to the Bluegrass Council Executive Board of Directors in 2014 and is proud to have earned the District Award of Merit, and the Methodist Cross and Flame Service Award. He also serves as General Counsel for the Bluegrass Council.

He is married to the former Margaret M. Waldmann of Cincinnati and they have two sons, both of whom are Eagle Scouts.

Areas of Practice (12)

  • General Practice
  • Negligence Defense
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Appeals
  • Mediation
  • Probate
  • Commercial Law
  • Construction Law
  • Family Law
  • Insurance
  • Labor and Employment

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
859-214-4326  Phone
859-582-1917  Cell Phone
859-214-4327  Fax
www.dunlaplaw.org
University Attended:
Miami University, B.A., General Honors and Department Honors in History, 1982
Law School Attended:
University of Kentucky, J.D., 1986
Year of First admission:
1986
Admission:
1986, West Virginia (inactive) and U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia; 1994, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court; 1987, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky; 1987, Kentucky
Memberships:
Kentucky Bar Association, Woodford County, Madison County (former President), and Estill County Bar Associations, Kentucky Defense Counsel.
Birth Information:
Versailles, Kentucky, April 2, 1960
Reported Cases:
E.W. Scripps v. City of Maysville, 790 S.W.2d 450 (KyApp 1990) open meetings; Maggard v. Com. Cabinet for Families, 991 S.W.2d 659 (Ky App 1998) Personnel Board compensation; Rothhaupt v. Maiden, 144 FedAppx 465 (6CA, 2005) dismissal upheld by U.S. Supreme Court; Davis v. USAA, 2006 WL1509157 (Ky App 2006) substitution UIM; Nichols v. Helton, 2008 WL 2152224 (Ky App 2008) child support, atty fees; McQueen v. Life Ins Co. NA, 595 F.Supp2d 752 (ED Ky 2009) ERISA claim; Banks v. L.G. Fox, 2009 WL 637162 (Ky. App 2009) non-liability for municipal code violation; Solheim Roofing LLC v. Grange Mutual, 2010 WL 323296 (Ky App 2010) UIM coverage dispute; Stathers v. Garrard County. Bd Educ, 405 S.W. 3rd 473 (KY. App. 2012) blasting case and sovereign immunity; Corder v. Ky. Unemploy. Comm, 419 S.W.3d 747 (Ky. App. 2014) denial of appeal of unemployment claim.
ISLN:
907712365
Hobbies & interests:
Scouting, backpacking, canoeing, woodworking
Payment Information:

    Peer Reviews

    • 4.1/5.0 (11 reviews)
    • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
    • Legal Knowledge

      4.5/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.2/5.0
    • Judgment

      3.7/5.0
    • Communication

      4.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      4.3/5.0
    • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 02/15/14 in Trial Practice

      Whitney is a very good insurance defense attorney whom I have had several cases against. I respect and trust him.

      Whitney is a very good insurance defense attorney whom I have had several cases against. I respect and trust him. Read less

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    • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 02/23/14 in Tort Defense

      Mr. Dunlap is a very accomplished trial lawyer known for his thoroughness and impeccable investigations. He is never surprised. He is also a very professional adversary who never plays "games". He also understands the case is his client's and doesn't... Read more

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      Mr. Dunlap is a very accomplished trial lawyer known for his thoroughness and impeccable investigations. He is never surprised. He is also a very professional adversary who never plays "games". He also understands the case is his client's and doesn't permit ego to get in the way of his client's goals. Read less

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    Client Reviews

    • 5.0/5.0 (3 reviews)
    • 100% (3 recommendations)
    • Silver Client Champion
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      5.0/5.0
    • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 07/22/18 in General Practice.

      Mr Dunlap successfully represented me in a 401K dispute when I was turned down by others. He not only negotiated near double what I originally asked for but also included his fees. I was very comfortable working with Mr Dunlap and have since consulte... Read more

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      Mr Dunlap successfully represented me in a 401K dispute when I was turned down by others. He not only negotiated near double what I originally asked for but also included his fees. I was very comfortable working with Mr Dunlap and have since consulted him on estate planning. Read less

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    • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 04/12/17 in Business Law.

      Mr. Dunlap is an excellent attorney. He has managed multiple issues for my company with favorable outcomes on every case. He is responsive, knowledgeable, and possesses a keen ability to condense complicated issues. I have no reservations about recom... Read more

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      Mr. Dunlap is an excellent attorney. He has managed multiple issues for my company with favorable outcomes on every case. He is responsive, knowledgeable, and possesses a keen ability to condense complicated issues. I have no reservations about recommended him. Read less

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