Duke Law School, 2003
Duke University, 2000
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Eastern District of North Carolina
Middle District of North Carolina
Western District of North Carolina
Honors and Activities
Judicial Conference of the Fourth Circuit
Permanent Member, 2019 to Present
North Carolina Bar Association
Duke University Health System
Board Member, 2020 to 2022
Duke Raleigh Hospital, Board of Advisors
Board Member, 2015 to Present
Dix Park Conservancy
Board Member, 2016 to Present
North Carolina Justice Center
Board Member and Former Co-Chair, 2009 to 2014
Boys and Girls Clubs of Wake County
Board Member, 2009 to 2014
Dhamian Blue has twenty years of experience representing clients in complex commercial, personal injury, and white collar criminal cases.
His civil cases have involved claims for wrongful death, antitrust, securities and investment fraud, breach of contract, and several other areas of practice.
Dhamian also has represented clients who have been prosecuted for crimes including bank fraud, drug trafficking conspiracies, armed robbery, and first degree murder.
Dhamian has been recognized by Super Lawyers and Business North Carolina as being among the “Legal Elite” for his work.
Dhamian graduated from Duke University in 2000, double-majoring in Public Policy Studies and Economics. He graduated from Duke Law School in 2003.
- Co-counsel to three families facing foreclosure who were victims of extortion and a bid-rigging scheme. A federal jury returned a verdict on all claims, resulting in a $1.2 million damages award, plus statutory attorneys fees and permanent injunctive relief against the defendants.
- Co-lead counsel in a federal wage and hour class and collective action filed on behalf of workers who were hired to build a solar farm. Case resulted in a settlement class.
- Court-approved liaison counsel on behalf of a class of investors who alleged federal securities fraud arising from the termination of a company’s CEO immediately following a highly-publicized merger. The case resulted in a $146.25 million settlement.
- Court-approved 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.
- Successfully briefed and argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, sitting en banc, that a federal gun law is unconstitutionally vague, and that conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery is not a “crime of violence” as defined in that law. Both issues were matters of first impression in the Fourth Circuit, and the ruling established new Circuit precedent.
- Represented the owner-practitioner of a behavioral health care company in a years-long Medicaid fraud investigation. The investigation was terminated without criminal prosecution.
- Represented a woman under federal indictment for participating in a pill mill conspiracy. Presented a case of actual innocence to the federal prosecutor, resulting in the government’s voluntary dismissal of all charges.
- Represented a man under federal indictment and facing a 10-year mandatory minimum sentence for possession of controlled substances and participating in a conspiracy to traffic controlled substances. After winning a motion to suppress, the government voluntarily dismissed all charges.
- 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.