Prior to joining Kline & Specter, Aaron L. Dunbar was a prosecutor representing victims of violent crimes at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. At Kline & Specter he represents plaintiffs in personal injury and mass tort litigation.
Recently, Dunbar was co-counsel in filing suits claiming that 16 people contracted cancer from exposure to ethylene oxide, or EtO, emitted from a B. Braun plant in Allentown, Pa., at which the colorless gas was used to sterilize medical equipment. (See news coverage on WFMZ-TV, The Morning Call, Law360 lehighvalleylive.com)
Dunbar also previously worked in civil litigation at Post & Schell, P.C., in Philadelphia, where he handled product and general liability claims. Before that, he worked at another Philadelphia firm, Marks O’Neill O’Brien Doherty Kelly, P.C., where he represented commercial entities and medical care providers.
As an assistant district attorney for three and a half years, Dunbar managed a caseload of approximately 120 complex criminal matters through various phases of prosecution, including pre-arrest investigations, grand jury indictments and trying bench and jury trials to verdict. Dunbar prosecuted offenders for crimes that included burglary, arson, robbery, narcotics, weapons violations, aggravated assault, sexual abuse against children and rape.
Dunbar graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a degree in criminal justice. He earned his law degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law, where he was staff editor of the NCCU Law Review.
While in law school, he worked with the Small Business and Community Development Clinic, the Criminal Defense Clinic and the Veteran’s Law Clinic. During law school Dunbar worked as a summer associate at the Raleigh, N.C., law firm Gray Newell Thomas, LLP, and as a legal intern for Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Karen Shreeves-Johns.
Dunbar is a member of The Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia. He is also on the board of directors for the Share Food Program and the Men’s Center for Growth and Change in Philadelphia.
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