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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; 1987, Kentucky and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky; 1994, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court
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

Peer Reviews

  • 4.1/5.0 11 reviews
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Member on 02/24/14 in General Practice

    Whitney is my go-to guy in Madison County, KY Read more

    Whitney is my go-to guy in Madison County, KY

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  • 5.0/5.0 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 w... Read more

    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.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Of Counsel on 02/15/14 in Litigation

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    Excellent atty

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  • 5.0/5.0 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. Read more

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

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  • 4.8/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 03/04/14 in Insurance Coverage Defense

    Outstanding attorney. Excellent ethics. Read more

    Outstanding attorney. Excellent ethics.

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  • 4.8/5.0 by a Partner on 02/27/14 in Insurance Litigation

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  • 4.8/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 02/23/14 in Insurance Mediation

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  • 3.4/5.0 by a Partner on 02/23/14 in Automobile Insurance Defense

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  • 3.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 08/08/12 in Insurance Defense Subrogation

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  • 2.8/5.0 by a Partner on 08/16/12 in General Practice

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  • 5.0/5.0 2 reviews
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  • 5.0/5.0 on 04/12/17

    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... Read more

    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.

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 04/12/17

    Mr. Dunlap helped me through two very difficult situations. He is both professional and personable and I always felt confident that I was being heard and very well repres... Read more

    Mr. Dunlap helped me through two very difficult situations. He is both professional and personable and I always felt confident that I was being heard and very well represented. His vast amount of knowledge and experience is evident upon the very first meeting. Requiring the services of a lawyer is never a pleasant experience but working with Mr. Dunlap showed me that having the right person on your side can alleviate a tremendous amount of stress and worry.

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