Dhamian A. Blue
Dhamian Blue is a partner with Blue Stephens & Fellers LLP. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. As a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panels for both the Eastern District of North Carolina and Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Dhamian also represents people who have been criminally prosecuted in federal court. In January 2013, Dhamian was named a North Carolina Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine.
Dhamian began his legal career as an associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group of Dickstein Shapiro LLP in Washington, D.C. He routinely represented corporate policyholders against insurance companies, gaining significant experience in claims for environmental liability, products liability, professional malpractice liability, and foreign asset expropriation. After leaving Dickstein Shapiro, Dhamian joined Temple Law Offices, a small civil rights firm in Washington, D.C., where he represented individuals in police misconduct, employment discrimination, and predatory lending cases.
Current and Recent Representative Cases
Dwoskin et al. v. Bank of America, NA, No. 1:11-cv-01109-CCB (D. Md.): Mr. Blue represents plaintiffs in a putative class action lawsuit on behalf of homeowners who contend that Bank of America failed to disclose its purchase of lender paid mortgage insurance while charging them for it.
Nieman v. Duke Energy et al., No. 3:12-cv-00456-MOC (W.D.N.C.): In December 2012, Mr. Blue was approved by the Court as Plaintiffs' Liason Counsel in a securities class action lawsuit on behalf of individuals who purchased or otherwise acquired Duke Energy stock in the lead up to Duke's firing of its CEO immediately following the completion of its merger with Progress Energy.
In re Bank of America Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) Contract Litigation, No. 1:10-md-02193-RWZ (D. Mass): Mr. Blue is co-counsel for a North Carolina family in a putatuve class action on behalf of homeowners to whom the defendant allegedly promised mortgage modifications.
Pipefitters Local 636 Defined Benefit Pension Fund v. Family Dollar Stores, Inc., et al., No. 3:13-cv-00116-MOC (W.D.N.C.): Mr. Blue is local counsel for the plaintiff in a securities class action lawsuit on behalf of individuals who purchased Family Dollar Stock between October 3, 2012 and January 2, 2013.
Rodriguez v. National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. et al., No. 3:10-cv-00325-MOC (W.D.N.C.): Represented a marketing firm that ran a diversity program for a sports sanctioning body against reverse discrimination claims under Title 42, United States Code Section 1981. A favorable settlement was reached on the second day of trial.
United States v. Kerr, No. 10-4557 (4th Cir., September 15, 2012): Won a new sentencing hearing for a client who was improperly sentenced in federal court to a term of imprisonment of 268 months under the Armed Career Criminal Act.
Houston et al. v. McDevitt et al., No. 1:10-cv-00295 (W.D.N.C.): Represented the estate of a mentally ill man who committed suicide while in the custody of the Burke County Sheriff's Department. Negotiated a favorable settlement.
Bass et al. v. Bunn et al., No. 7:08-cv-71 (E.D.N.C.): Represented the estate of a mentally ill man who committed suicide while in the custody of the Columbus County Sheriff's Department. Negotiated a favorable settlement.
Garlock et al. v. Wake County, No. COA10-1123 (N.C. App. April 19, 2011): Pro bono co-counsel for several citizens who alleged that the Wake County School Board violated the Open Meetings law in the process of abandoning the school system's policy aimed toward maintaining racial diversity in public schools. The Court of Appeals held that the school board violated the Open Meetings law.