Experience. Reputation. Results.

Attorney David C. Dunbar

Practice Areas

  • Trucking Accidents
  • Transportation Law
  • Commercial Trucking
  • Professional Errors and Omissions
  • Insurance and Products Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Freight Claims
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Insurance
  • Bicycle Accidents
Martindale-Hubbell | AV Preeminent | Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence | Since 2020
Rated By Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers
TIDA | Trucking Industry Defense Association
NRRDA | National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association
Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel | FDCC | Defense Lawyers. Defense Leaders.
The Gavel | Your Claims Defense Network
National Board of Trial Advocacy NBTA Established 1977


David Dunbar's practice focuses on commercial trucking accidents, professional errors and omissions, insurance and products defense, and commercial litigation. He is admitted to practice in Mississippi and in Georgia. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Mr. Dunbar is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Dunbar received his B.A. in history in 1982 from Emory University where he was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa. He received his J.D. in 1985 from the University of Georgia where he served on the editorial staff of the Georgia Law Review. He is a member of the Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel, American College of Transportation Attorneys, the Trucking Industry Defense Association, the Transportation Lawyers Association, the Mississippi Trucking Association, and the Defense Research Institute. Mr. Dunbar is certified in Truck Accident Law by National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Mr. Dunbar is an approved mediator for State and Federal trial courts and has successfully completed the Harvard Law School Mediation Workshop. He served as a commissioner for the State of Mississippi to the National Conference of Uniform State Law Commissioners (1996- 2000) and served on the Drafting Committee for the Uniform Mediation Act for the Uniform Law Commission.

Mr. Dunbar has served as the firm's managing partner since its inception.

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1985
  • Georgia, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • Arkansas, 2023


  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1985
  • Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
    • B.A. - 1982
    • Major: History

Professional Associations

  • American College of Transportation Attorneys
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member, 1985
  • American Bar Association, Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • Charles Clark American Inns of Court
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, Member, 1985
  • Mississippi Trucking Association
  • American Trucking Association
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • State of Mississippi Commisioner to the National Conference of Uniform State Law Commissioners, Commissioner, 1996 to 2000
  • Uniform Mediation Act for the Uniform Law Commission, Drafting Committee

Published Works

  • "COBRA'S Anti-Dumping Provisions: Fertile Ground for Hospital and Physician Liability", Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association, Vol. 31-No. 3 (March), 1990
  • "Who's the Boss? Addressing the Increasing Controversies Associated with the Owner-Operator/Employee Dichotomy", Transportation Law Journal, Vol. 25, Number 2, 2008

Representative Cases

  • K &C Logistics, LLC v. Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. and Daniel Steven Cooper , No. 2022-CA-00939-SCT, 2023, Miss. Supreme Court
  • Malsch v. Vertex Aerospace, LLC, 361 F.Supp. 2d 583, 2005, S.D. Miss.
  • Tidwell v. Homestar Real Estate Services, 290 F.Supp. 2d 729, 2003, S.D. Miss.
  • Ott v. Consolidated Freightways Corp., 213 F.Supp.2d 662, 2002, S.D. Miss., 2002484512
  • Johnson v. Great American Ins. Co., 213 F.Supp.2d 657, 2001, S.D. Miss., 2002484538
  • Roebuck v. City of Aberdeen, 671 So. 2d 49, 1996, Miss., 1996065432
  • Harvey v. Bounds, 588 So. 2d 845, 1995, Miss., 1991193814
  • Bumgarner v. Carlisle Medical, Inc., 809 F.Supp. 461, 1993, S.D. Miss., 1993026028
  • Quick Change Oil and Lubrication Co., Inc., 571 So. 2d 968, 1990, Miss., 1990176005
  • Kight v. Sheppard Bldg. Supply, Inc., 537 So.2d 1355, 1989, Miss., 1989017410

Classes & Seminars

  • "Answering the Midnight Call: Top Ten Action Items for a Lawyer to Know and Do to Immediately React to a Catastrophic Motor Vehicle Accident", Transportation Lawyers Association, 11/30/2010
  • “Dealing with the Impossible Judge”; ABA National Legal Malpractice Conference; Speaker; April 29, 2016
  • “Handling the Hostile Forum”; ABA National Legal Malpractice Conference; Speaker; April 29, 2016

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Phi Alpha Theta

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Approved Mediator for the State and Federal Courts, Harvard Law School Mediation Workshop
  • Trucking Accident Law, National Board of Trial Advocacy