Jonathan Dunlap handles complex litigation matters in a variety of areas
including healthcare, patent, construction, and land use litigation. Jonathan
is also experienced in representing medical practitioners before their
various licensing boards. He has first chair experience representing clients
in administrative trials, medical board investigations, and motions practice
before the various state and federal courts of North and South Carolina.
Originally from Florence, South Carolina, Jonathan began his practice in
a leading Charleston, South Carolina defense firm. He then gained national
experience handling tort and employment practices claims in over 15 different
jurisdictions as an in-house attorney for United Educators insurance company.
Just prior to joining the Van Winkle Law Firm, Jonathan practiced at a
nationally recognized medical malpractice defense firm in Raleigh, N.C.
North Carolina State Bar
North Carolina Bar Association
South Carolina State Bar
District of Columbia Bar
28th Judicial Bar District
Defense Research Institute
Awards and Honors:
USC School of Law Moot Court Bar,
Robert T. Bockman Award (USC Moot Court Bar Award),
Southeastern Environmental Law Journal,
Practice Highlights and Representative Cases
Estate of Baldwin v. RHA Health Servs., Inc., 782 S.E.2d 554, 556 (N.C. Ct. App. 2016). Successfully argued that laypersons
providing treatment “at the direction” of a nurse should be
considered “health care providers” for purposes of the medical
Stanley Paccione v. Affinity Insurance Services, Inc., et al., No. 1:15-CV-1055-CCE-JLW (M.D.N.C. Feb. 2, 2016). Motion to Dismiss granted
on behalf of professional association on insurance coverage issues.
Manion v. Nitelines Kuhana JV LLC, No. 7:12-CV-247-BO, 2014 WL 1800318 (E.D.N.C. May 6, 2014). Summary judgment
granted in federal whistleblower action based on argument that the defendant’s
conduct was not actionable under the statute.