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Dhamian Blue

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Raleigh, NC

Blue LLP
205 Fayetteville Street, Suite 300, PO Box 1730
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: 919-642-2298
Fax: 919-833-8009
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013
Licensed in North Carolina Since: 2003
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense: White Collar, Business Litigation, Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

Dhamian Blue represents clients throughout North Carolina. As an experienced criminal defense attorney and litigator, he represents those who have been accused of committing white collar crimes including mail/wire fraud, identity theft, counterfeit currency, mortgage fraud, tax crimes and Medicare/Medicaid fraud.

In criminal, regulatory and civil prosecutions and investigations, Mr. Blue uses his extensive experience gained over almost two decades to represent his clients. During his career, he has represented people who have been charged with a wide range of white collar claims as well as first-degree murder, armed robbery and drug trafficking conspiracies. Business North Carolina magazine named him a Legal Elite, and he is a permanent member of the Judicial Conference of the Fourth Circuit.

Mr. Blue is also 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.

Mr. Blue 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 Areas
  • 30%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 40%Business Litigation
  • 30%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Selections

4 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2013

About Dhamian Blue

First Admitted: 2003, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://www.bluellp.com/lawyers/dhamian-blue/

Verdicts/Settlements

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Honors/Awards

  • Super Lawyers Magazine, Super Lawyer
  • Permanent Member, Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • Legal Elite, Business North Carolina Magazine

Bar/Professional Activity

  • 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

Educational Background

  • Duke University, A.B., Public Policy Studies and Economics, 2000
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Office Location for Dhamian Blue

205 Fayetteville Street, Suite 300
PO Box 1730
Raleigh, NC 27601

Phone: 919-642-2298

Fax: 919-833-8009

Last Updated: 6/23/2022

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