Joshua Dunlap works extensively on complex litigation matters, including class actions, in federal and state court. His varied practice has involved electronic data breach, bank overdraft, and products liability class actions as well as other corporate litigation matters. Joshua's practice includes litigation at both the trial and appellate levels.

Prior to joining Pierce Atwood, Joshua served as a law clerk for the Hon. Paul J. Kelly Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

Honors & Distinctions

Joshua was first in his class at Notre Dame Law School and received the "Col. William J. Hoynes Award" for outstanding scholarship and achievement. He also received a "Faculty Academic Award" from Pensacola Christian College for academic excellence.


Note, When Big Brother Plays God: The Religion Clauses, Title VII, and the Ministerial Exception, 82 Notre Dame L. Rev. 2005 (2007).

Co-author. Taking Accommodation Seriously. 2005-2006 Cato Sup. Ct. Rev. 257 (2006).

Practice Areas

Representative Experience

  • Law Clerk for Special Master Ralph I. Lancaster, Jr., Florida v. Georgia, No. 142 Original
  • Law Clerk for Special Master William J. Kayatta, Jr., Kansas v. Nebraska & Colorado, No. 126 Original
  • Defense of multiple class actions regarding bank overdraft practices for a  national bank
  • Defense of major retailer in a class action regarding electronic data breach litigation, including appeals to First Circuit and Maine Law Court
  • Defense of products liability class action
  • Defense of a national bank regarding claims involving breach of fiduciary duty
  • Appeal to First Circuit involving multimillion dollar tax refund claim
  • Appeal to the Maine Law Court in lawsuit against condominium association
  • Multiple agency proceedings and appeals