Teresa J. Dumire joined Kay Casto & Chaney in August of 2001, and is a Member in the firm's Morgantown office where her practice encompasses all areas of civil litigation with a focus on construction law and insurance defense litigation. She is a member of the firm's Alternative Dispute Resolution, Employment Law, Construction Law, Insurance and Litigation Practice Groups.
In 1996, Ms. Dumire received her bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Political Science from West Virginia University, graduating summa cum laude, as an Honors Graduate, and became a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 1999, she received her J.D. degree from WVU College of Law. While in law school, Ms. Dumire was a member of the Moot Court Board from 1998 to 1999.
Ms. Dumire is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for both the Southern and Northern Districts of West Virginia, as well as the Supreme Court of Appeals for West Virginia. Prior to entering private practice, she served for two years as Law Clerk to Circuit Judges Robert B. Stone and Russell M. Clawges, Jr., of Monongalia County, West Virginia.
Ms. Dumire is a member of the American Bar Association. She is on the Board of Governors of the Defense Trial Counsel of WV, Inc. Additionally, she is a member of the Defense Research Institute, Inc. and its Construction Law Committee. She is also a member of the Monongalia County Bar Association. As a member of the West Virginia State Bar, she served from 2006 to 2009 on the Board of Governors representing Monongalia and Marion Counties and currently serves as a member of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission. Ms. Dumire also is a member of the Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee where she served for several years as the chairwoman of the Magistrate Court Mediation Program Subcommittee.
Ms. Dumire is a 2010 graduate of Leadership West Virginia. She is member of the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance and has been named as a member of the Development Council for West Virginia University's College of Law.
Ms. Dumire teaches Pre-Trial Litigation at West Virginia University College of Law where she also serves as the faculty advisor for the newly formed Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia Student Society. She previously created and taught Expert Testimony in the Department of Forensic and Investigative Sciences.
Among her achievements, Ms. Dumire has attained an AV Rating with Martindale-Hubbell. Ms. Dumire also has been listed among The Best Lawyers in America since 2011 and has been listed by West Virginia Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in General Litigation since 2008.