Joshua Dunlap

Joshua Dunlap

Pierce Atwood LLP

Recognized since 2023

Portland, Maine

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice

Commercial Litigation

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Joshua Dunlap, a member of Pierce Atwood’s Litigation Group and co-chair of the firm's Appellate & Amici team, focuses his practice on civil litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. He appears in federal as well as state court, representing clients in various commercial litigation matters.

Josh represents clients before federal and state appeals courts, and has argued and won appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. He has handled a variety of civil and administrative appeals, and amici representations. Joshua is a former federal court of appeals law clerk, having clerked for the Hon. Paul J. Kelly Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He is admitted in multiple courts of appeal and the U.S. Supreme Court, having served with three Special Masters appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court to oversee original jurisdiction proceedings. Joshua's appellate experience provides clients with key strategic insights at all stages of litigation.

Josh also defends clients in complex litigation, including class actions and multidistrict litigation. Much of his practice has involved representing financial institutions, manufacturers, retailers, and other major institutional clients in state and national consumer class actions involving various issues, including bank overdrafts, products liability, and electronic data breaches. Joshua has also represented clients in administrative proceedings before various boards. He has extensive experience handling a wide variety of claims in state and federal court, including breach of contract claims, unfair trade practices claims, and constitutional claims.

Contact & Links
  • Merrill's Wharf
    254 Commercial Street
    Portland, ME 04101
  • University of Notre Dame, J.D., summa cum laude, graduated 2008
  • Pensacola Christian College, B.A., summa cum laude, graduated 2005
Bar Admissions
  • United States, Maine
  • United States, Massachusetts
  • United States, New Hampshire
  • ABA Council of Appellate Lawyers - State Chair
  • Maine Rules of Appellate Procedure - Advisory Committee
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • United States Supreme Court

Pierce Atwood LLP
Headquarters: Portland, Maine

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants


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