Teresa J. Dumire joined Kay Casto & Chaney in August of 2001, and is the Managing Member of the firm's Morgantown office. Her practice is focused on construction litigation, the defense of personal injury and wrongful death claims, and insurance law.
She maintains an AV rating through Martindale Hubble, has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America since 2011 (currently listed in the fields of Insurance Law, Litigation-Construction, and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants), has been recognized as a West Virginia Super Lawyer since 2008, and is listed by Chambers & Partners as a leader in the field of General Litigation. She was named by Best Lawyers as the 2019 Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants), the 2018 Lawyer of the Year in Construction Law, and the 2017 Lawyer of the Year in Insurance Law in Morgantown, West Virginia.
Ms. Dumire is a member of various national and state legal organizations. Nationally, she has been named as a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America and in the Construction Lawyers Society of America, where she serves on the Advisory Board. She is also a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, a member of Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), and a member of the Defense Research Institute, Inc., and its Construction Law Committee. In WV, she has been serving as a member of the Board of Governors for Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia since 2011 (currently serving as Treasurer), she serves on the WVU College of Law Visiting Committee, and she is a member of the Monongalia County Bar Association. Ms. Dumire is a 2010 graduate of Leadership West Virginia. 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.
Ms. Dumire taught Pre-Trial Litigation at the West Virginia University College of Law from 2006-2014 and taught Expert Witnessing in the West Virginia University Department of Forensic Identification from 2000-2004. She has also been a presenter at various seminars relating to construction law and pre-trial litigation.
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.