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Tricia Annette Dunlap

Business Attorney at Henrico, VA

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 11 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 11 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2012
    Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Tricia

Learn Tricia’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Contracts, leases, license agreements Joint ventures Federal contracting and subcontracts subject to a federal prime contract Business crisis (partner disputes, business divorce, government enforcement actions)

    11 years

  2. Corporate and incorporation
    Forming, merging, or selling a business Amending or ensuring compliance with charter documents (Articles, bylaws, shareholder agreements, etc.) Succession planning

    11 years

  3. Privacy
    Compliance with data privacy and security laws and regulations - Federal (HIPPA, HiTech, Gramm-Leach Bliley, FTC) and state (CCPA, NY SHIELD, Illinois-BIPA) Data breaches Counsel on embedding privacy-by-design into product/ service offerings

  4. Intellectual property
    Trademark: application Trademark: responding to USPTO Office Actions; objections Copyright

  5. International law
    Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Political Risk Insurance

I believe in knowing my clients as individuals so I can best understand their needs.  I take pride in delivering the very best service, with integrity, at a fair price.  I am a fierce advocate with an eagle-eye for details.  My mission is to help business leaders thrive. How can I help you?


At age 40 with two teenagers at home, Tricia leapt from teaching to law school. After several years at a global BigLaw firm, she made another leap and started Dunlap Law to satisfy her desire for greater freedom and her nerdy love for solving gnarly problems.

Dunlap Law is the only certified B-Corp law firm in Virginia or D.C. because Tricia truly believes that business can be a force for good. She is determined that Dunlap Law will be more than a solid business – it will also make positive impacts on the world.

Tricia provides counsel to a wide variety of clients on general business law, IP, licensing and contracts, and regulatory compliance. With recognized expertise in corporate sustainability, she also focuses on how businesses measure and manage their nonfinancial risks, whether that means environmental issues like climate change, social issues like human rights, or emerging legal issues such as data privacy and cybersecurity.

Tricia joined the Advisory Board of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and served on the Consumption Industry Working Group, giving SASB feedback on proposed sustainability standards for companies in that economic sector. Working with a small team of other SASB Subject Matter Experts, Tricia helped create the Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) Level 1 and Level 2 credentialing exams. Tricia is proud to hold the credential she helped create.

Because she is a glutton for punishment and every business faces challenges with data privacy and cybersecurity, Tricia holds the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) credential from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

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Dunlap Law Plc
211 Rocketts Way
Suite 100
Henrico, VA, 23231


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Posted by Kimberley | May 13, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Legal Counsel
I contacted Tricia concerning legal advice concerning my application for a PPP loan and was impressed with not only her knowledge of the law, but also her excellent customer service. She is as responsive as she is helpful.
Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy and top notch advocate
When a dispute over landlord payment went off the rails, Tricia came to the rescue. She was a stellar advocate through a challenging situation. Tricia’s knowledge of the Virginia tenant law was enhanced by her detail oriented eye and grasp of the numbers involved – you almost want her for your accountant. She found arguments and angles I never would have pursued, and that no other lawyer previously suggested. Although, most importantly, Tricia understood my priorities, and was focused on what I wanted to get out of the situation. She’s a ferocious advocate that instills courage and clarity in her small clients.
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and proficient!
I have known and trusted Tricia for 10 years so when a former neighbor filed a lawsuit over an easement, she was my first phone call. She figured out the issue, explained it to me in plain English, and found a solution. She kept me updated and, after hiring her, I stopped worrying.


  • Hourly Rates $ 350-495 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Dunlap Law PLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • 2012 - 2015
  • General Counsel & CFO
  • Christensen Global Strategies
  • 2010 - 2012


  • University of Richmond School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • MA - Masters
  • 1998
  • Loyola University of Chicago
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990


  • Virginia Economic Development Partnership
  • Trade Partner
  • 2019 - Present
  • National Association of Corporate Directors
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Business Law Section
  • 2013 - Present
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals, KNowledgenet
  • Co-chair
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
  • FSA -- Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting
  • 2013 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2018
  • Robert R. Merhige Jr. Fellowship
  • University of Richmond School of Law
  • 2010
  • National Board Certified Teacher, Adolescent Social Studies
  • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
  • 2006
  • James Madison Fellow
  • James Madison Memorial Fellowship
  • 1995
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  • Today's General Counsel
  • Hundreds of Climate Suits Being Litigated
  • 2018
  • Today's General Counsel
  • Sustainability Accounting Standards as the New GAP
  • 2017
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Speaking Engagements

  • RVA Tech
  • Data Privacy Law
  • 2020
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Beyond Finance: Investing in the New Millennium
  • 2016
  • Annual Conference
  • Corporate Sustainability
  • 2016
  • Annual Meeting
  • Legal Implications of UAV’s
  • 2015
  • Annual Meeting
  • Cybersecurity: Legal, Ethical and Operational Issues
  • 2015
  • Summit
  • Green Jobs
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tricia is an excellent attorney and always looking for creative and innovative ways to serve her clients. If you're looking to take your business to the next level, Tricia can get you there."
Business Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Friend
"Tricia is one of the most driven people I have ever met. I have the utmost confidence that she will always go above and beyond for her clients."
Henrico Business Lawyer Tricia Annette Dunlap
Tricia Annette Dunlap
Business Attorney
Henrico, VA
Licensed for 11 years