Top rated White Collar Crimes attorney in Raleigh, North CarolinaBlue LLP
Dhamian Blue represents clients throughout North Carolina. He represents clients in white collar criminal cases and complex commercial litigation. For his criminal practice, he has represented people accused of committing white collar crimes including mail/wire fraud, identity theft, counterfeit currency, mortgage fraud, tax crimes and Medicare/Medicaid fraud. He also has represented several clients accused of first degree murder, armed robbery, and drug trafficking offenses.
Mr. Blue also has an extensive civil practice, mostly representing plaintiffs in complex commercial litigation and personal injury cases. He has been appointed by federal courts to leadership positions in class action lawsuits alleging securities fraud, violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and breach of fiduciary duty claims. Business North Carolina magazine has named him as among North Carolina's Legal Elite for his work in civil cases. Mr. Blue is a permanent member of the Judicial Conference of the Fourth Circuit.
Mr. Blue is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of North Carolina as well as Washington, D.C. He also is admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.
He attended Duke University, where he graduated in 2000 with his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Public Policy Studies. He earned his Juris Doctor from Duke University School of Law in 2003.
Practice areasCriminal Defense: White Collar, Business Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
Class Actions, Criminal Law - Federal, White Collar Crime
- 30% Criminal Defense: White Collar
- 40% Business Litigation
- 30% Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
First Admitted: 2003, North Carolina
Professional Webpage: https://www.bluellp.com/lawyers/dhamian-blue/
- Super Lawyers Magazine, Super Lawyer
- Permanent Member, Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
- Legal Elite, Business North Carolina Magazine
- Western District of North Carolina
- Middle District of North Carolina
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- Eastern District of North Carolina
- District of Columbia
- North Carolina
- Duke University, A.B., Public Policy Studies and Economics, 2000
- United States v. Simms, 914 F.3d 229 (4th Cir. 2019) (en banc). Successfully briefed and argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, sitting en banc, that 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(3)(B) is unconstitutionally vague, and that conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery is not a “crime of violence,” as defined in § 924(c)(3)(A). Both issues were matters of first impression in the Fourth Circuit, and the ruling established new Circuit precedent., 2019
- United States v. Peterson, No. 5:16-cr-37-BR (E.D.N.C.). Effectively cross-examined law enforcement agents and argued to the district court that a 27-year old man who had been accused of participating in a federal drug trafficking conspiracy and faced a mandatory minimum ten-year sentence, despite having no prior felony convictions, was subjected to an illegal search and seizure. Following a hearing on a motion to suppress, which was granted, all charges were dismissed, resulting in the client’s immediate release from custody., 2016
- United States v. Harrelson, No. 7:16-cr-30-D (E.D.N.C.). Represented a client indicted on federal drug trafficking charges arising from a physician’s over-prescription of opiate painkillers. All charges against the client, who was a patient of the doctor, were dismissed because an expert opinion established that the client’s blood work demonstrated that she abused painkillers and was addicted to opiates, not a drug trafficker., 2017
- Nieman v. Duke Energy, No. 3:12-cv-456-MOC (W.D.N.C.). Liaison counsel on behalf of a class of investors that alleged federal securities fraud arising from the termination of Progress Energy’s then-CEO immediately following the merger of Duke Energy and Progress Energy. The case resulted in a $146.25 million settlement, one of the largest securities fraud settlements in the Fourth Circuit., 2015
- Olilla v. Babcock & Wilcox et al., No. 3:17-cv-00109-MOC (W.D.N.C.). Liaison counsel on behalf of a class of investors who alleged securities fraud arising from alleged material misstatements and omissions regarding the viability of the defendant’s renewable energy projects. The case resulted in a $19.5 million settlement., 2019
- Williams et al. v. The Estates et al, No. 1:19-cv-01076-CCE (M.D.N.C.). Co-counsel for three families who were the victims of an illegal bid-rigging scheme at public foreclosure auctions. The case was tried to a jury, which reached verdict for the plaintiffs on all claims. The verdict was $1.2 million after the trebling of damages, and the court awarded approximately $400,000 in attorney's fees. The court also issued a permanent injunction against the defendants. , 2022
- Ridolfo v. BK Beverages, LLC, et al., No. 3:07-cv-217-MR (W.D.N.C.). Represented the majority shareholder of a publicly-traded beverage company accused of breach of contract and tortious interference with contract by a former employee who claimed an ownership interest in the company. Obtained a complete dismissal with prejudice in favor of the majority shareholder at the motion to dismiss stage.
- Federal Trade Commission et al. v. Affiliated Strategies, et al., No. 5:09-cv-04104 (D. Kan.). Represented clients accused by the Federal Trade Commission and three states’ attorneys general of a nationwide telemarketing scheme that allegedly caused more than $27 million of financial injury. Negotiated a favorable civil settlement for the individual defendants, who were husband and wife.
- United States v. Evans, No. 15-5604 (S.Ct.). Filed a petition in the U.S. Supreme Court challenging a client’s sentence under a provision of the Armed Career Criminal Act that had been deemed unconstitutionally vague in another case. The petition was granted, the sentence was vacated, and the case was remanded to the district court., 2015
Office location for Dhamian Blue
205 Fayetteville Street, Suite 300
PO Box 1730
Raleigh, NC 27601
- Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2024
- Rising Stars: 2013