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DHAMIAN BLUE

Dhamian Blue is a partner with the firm.  His criminal defense practice focuses on defending people who have been charged with serious felony offenses in North Carolina's state and federal courts.  He has represented clients at all critical stages of the criminal process, including during pre-arrest investigations, detention hearings, suppression/evidentiary hearings, bench and jury trials, and appeals. In January 2013, Mr. Blue was named a North Carolina Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine.

 

EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN FEDERAL AND STATE CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Mr. Blue has handled a variety of criminal cases, including drug conspiracies and trafficking, armed robbery, sex crimes, counterfeit currency, mail and wire fraud, and many others. He also has advised individual and corporate clients facing fraud-related white collar prosecutions.  Having represented clients in the trial courts and on appeal, Mr. Blue is a proven and seasoned criminal defense attorney.  Additionally, Mr. Blue's experience in handling complex commercial litigation has helped him develop a unique skill set that combines legal research and writing, fact development and organization, and oral and trial advocacy.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Mr. Blue graduated from the Duke University School of Law in 2003.  He received his bachelors degree from Duke University in 2000, majoring in both Public Policy Studies and Economics.  He began his legal career as an associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group of Dickstein Shapiro LLP in Washington, D.C.  In 2007, Mr. Blue moved back to Raleigh, North Carolina, where he has practiced since.  

Recent successes Mr. Blue and his firm have achieved on behalf of his clients include, but are not limited to:

  • Hung jury in federal court on drug trafficking conspiracy
  • Obtaining the dismissal of all charges for a client who was charged with felony armed robbery and drug possession
  • Obtaining the dismissal of all charges for a client who was accused of participating in a multi-county vehicle theft ring
  • Winning a new federal sentencing hearing (on appeal) for a client who was improperly sentenced as an armed career criminal
  • Negotiating a probationary sentence for a client who was charged with the straw purchase of firearms in federal court
  • Negotiating a probationary sentence for a client facing multiple breaking and entering and drug possession charge

Although the foregoing examples are summaries of real case outcomes, they do not represent any guarantee of success or estimate of likely outcomes in other cases. The outcome of any criminal case depends of the specific facts of that case, and the proper application of the law to those facts.

 


JENNA BLUE

Jenna Blue is of Counsel to the Firm.  She graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2007, and joined the firm in 2010.

Ms. Blue represents clients on appeal before the Fourth Circuit.  She has written several appellate briefs, and also has had an oral argument there.  Ms. Blue also represents clients facing felony charges in state court.  Prior to joining Blue Law, Ms. Blue worked as an Assistant Public Defender in the Wake County Office of the Public Defender.  During her time there, she handled a broad range of criminal matters in both District and Superior Court, and obtained considerable bench and jury trial experience.

Recent cases include:

  • Obtaining the dismissal of all charges for a client who was charged with felony armed robbery and drug possession
  • Expanding Fourth Circuit jurisprudence on the extent to which the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure apply to federal civil commitment proceedings under 18 U.S.C. §4248
  • Helping a client avoid a conviction for felony conspiracy, possesion of stolen goods, and forgery
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