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OLUBUNMI "BUNMI" KUSIMO-FRAZIER, ESQ.

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Olubunmi “Bunmi” Kusimo-Frazier is an experienced trial lawyer, leader, and public speaker with a proven track record of developing winning strategies in fast-paced, multi-faceted environments. Her practice focuses on product liability defense.

Prior to joining Thomas Combs & Spann, Bunmi was employed with the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, where she served as a Deputy Counsel, writing memorandum opinions and advising the Supreme Court Justices on appeals. At the Supreme Court of Appeals, Bunmi ultimately served as the Director of Magistrate Court Services, supervising the largest court system in the State of West Virginia, and leading the operations of more than 450 employees in fifty-five county magistrate courts.

Bunmi previously served on the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the Southern District of West Virginia, representing indigent defendants, and represented individuals as retained counsel in criminal matters in federal, state, and municipal courts, and in administrative hearings. She started her career as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Kanawha and Jackson counties. She has served as a Commissioner for the West Virginia Juvenile Justice Commission since 2019. Bunmi is married to Stuart Frazier, and they have one daughter, Naomi.

Education:

The Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU)

  • National Achievement Scholar

  • Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society

  • B.S. Business Administration, magna cum laude 2002

Washington and Lee School of Law

               -Community Practice Legal Clinic, 2004-2005

               -Juris Doctor, 2005

Honors

“Advancing Advocacy Through Civil Rights” Honoree, West Virginia Human Rights Commission, 2023

Johnson & Johnson Trial Pathways Fellowship Fellow, 2023

West Virginia Bar Foundation Fellow, 2022

“Community Shero”- Young West Virginia Forward, 2022

“Top 40 under 40” -The State Journal, 2020

“Top 40 under 40”-The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2014

 

Speaking Engagements

West Virginia Circuit Clerk Conference, Faculty, May 2022

West Virginia University College of Law, Criminal Law CLE Seminar, Faculty, September 2021

West Virginia University College of Law, Litigation 2021 CLE Seminar, Faculty, February 2021

Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs, Black History Month Lecture Series, Keynote Speaker, February 2020

 

Professional Organizations

Co-Chair, Minority Lawyer’s Committee, West Virginia State Bar

International Association of Privacy Professionals

Defense Research Institute

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