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208 Main Street, Beckley, West Virginia 25801, United States

(304) 255-4762

Attorneys With Legal Expertise You Can Rely

Attorneys With Legal Expertise You Can Rely

Attorneys With Legal Expertise You Can RelyAttorneys With Legal Expertise You Can Rely

Our Practice

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Real Estate
  • Criminal Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Law

Our Approach

At our firm, we specialize in bringing the law to your corner. We are dedicated to understanding what results you want and to helping you understand what actions we can take on your behalf. We will work with you every step of the way to make sure that you understand the choices you are making and feel empowered to make them.

A Team in Your Corner

Every week, our legal team has a meeting to discuss our cases. This means that no matter what, our professionals have all weighed in with their expertise weighs to ensure the success of your case. 

Legacy of Success

Our firm has been working together for over 30 years combined and has a proven track record of success. We use that experience to help you down a path to the results you need. Check out our success stories, and then schedule your free phone consultation today.

Our Team


Robert P. Dunlap, II


Robert P. Dunlap, is a local, Raleigh County attorney, Chairman of the board for the West Virginia Red Cross, Beckley Human Rights Commission, Raleigh County Men's Fellowship Home, Downtown Beckley Business Association, the Beckley Art Center, and the previously served on the Historic Landmark Commission, Women’s Resource Center, and Fairness West Virginia. He volunteers for numerous other charities and honored as a WVVA Hometown Hero! In 2017, Rob halted the demolition of the Historic Beckley Newspaper Building, purchasing the five story Prince Street structure weeks before the city scheduled demolition. This structure now has numerous thriving businesses and residents previously not located in Ward 3. Rob is a Southern West Virginian and Duquesne School of Law MBA/JD Dual Program Graduate. He is licensed to Practice Law in three Federal Jurisdictions, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. He successfully runs numerous corporations including Family Options Providers, Deep Creek Capital, Etc. He enjoys weight training, property restoration and spending time with his son Trey (age 11). His firm employs seven persons and covers many counties and practice areas including Real Estate, Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Wills and Estates, and Bankruptc


Leigh-Ann Clay, Attorney

Coming to us from a Licensure in Florida we are excited to welcome back to her home state Ms. Clay. For over a year she brings a strong results-oriented background to our firm. Her record speaks for itself.


Melanie Hicks, Paralegal

Law can be intimidating. As our paralegal and co-office manager, Melanie Hicks, Advanced Certified Paralegal, will work directly with you to make sure you get the services you need.  Melanie Hicks obtained an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies in 1994 from the College of West Virginia. She has worked for over 26 years for sole practitioners in real estate, civil litigation, family law and criminal law areas of the legal field. Melanie incorporated Paralegal Solutions, LLC in 2008 to provide freelance services to attorneys in real estate transactions, litigation support and contract review. She currently works for a small firm in Beckley, Robert P. Dunlap, Esquire where she works in criminal defense, post-conviction cases, and civil litigation. She became a member of LAPSWV in 2008 and passed the NALA certifying examination in March 2010. Melanie obtained her advance certification in Criminal Law in May 2018. Melanie was elected as LAPSWV’s Secretary for 2011 - 2012, NALA Liaison for 2012 – 2013, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, First Vice President for 2013 to 2014 and President for the 2014 – 2015 and 2015-2016  term.  She received LAPSWV’s NALA Affiliate Award for 2012 and 2014. Melanie previously served on NALA’s Professional Development Committee and is currently serving on the Continuing Education Counsel.    


Beth Serdoz, Paralegal

As our paralegal and co-office manager, Beth will work directly in the areas in Real Estate, Estates and Estate Planning to ensure the upmost in quality services. Beth is a licensed Real Estate Agent with Bass Sinko Real Estate and brings that unique experience to our practice.  Beth Serdoz obtained an Baccalaureate Regents Degree in Legal Studies from the Mountain State University, Beckley West Virginia. She has worked for over 15 years for sole practitioners in real estate, civil litigation and estate law areas of the legal field. Beth incorporated Wild & Wonderful Paralegal & Realty  to provide her realtor services should you ever need an amazing agent!!!


Micheal Flannery, Legal Secretary

As our cheif case coordinator, this young man's energy keeps all of the proverbial balls in the air. Micheal was originally in legal studies in Concord University when he showed exceptional proficiencies in Mr Dunlap's classes. Micheal has been an indispensable addition to our team almost exclusively for a number of years. 


Alexis Williams, Bookkeeper

As our bookkeeper Alexis makes sure your invoices arrive on time and all of your services are well documented. She hails from Money Matters and other firms that specialize in these services. Because Alexis has a huge and beautiful family she works from home and telecommutes.


Patty Arehart

As our receptionist Patty has that no nonsense, exceptionally frank manner of letting clients know she is on their side and they have come to the right place.  After training at many of the other firms in Beckley, Miss Patty comes to us with experience and dedication.


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