Society & Culture
Olubunmi Kusimo-Frazier: Leading in the Legal Profession
Attorney Olubunmi “Bunmi” Kusimo-Frazier is Dr. Foster’s guest on this episode of Fostering Solution. Bunmi was born and raised in Charleston, West Virginia. A magna cum laude graduate of Florida A& M University, Bunmi also holds a juris doctor from Washington and Lee University School of Law, in Lexington, Virginia. After law school graduation, Bunmi returned to Charleston to work as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney and as a criminal defense lawyer for a private firm.
As a criminal defense attorney, Bunmi represented numerous clients in federal, state, and municipal courts, and was named one of the "Top 40 under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers Association. She also worked as a Deputy Counsel for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Bunmi currently works as the Director of Magistrate Court Services the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, where she manages over several hundred employees, and the operations of the fifty-five magistrate courts in the State of West Virginia.
Bunmi served on the WVU Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Faculty, in Fall and Spring of 2021, presenting a course on magistrate courts. She currently serves as a Commissioner on the WV Juvenile Justice Commission; and is a member of the State of West Virginia’s Traffic Records Coordinating Committee. Bunmi is also the co-Chair of the Minority Lawyer’s Committee of the West Virginia State Bar.
Bunmi is married to Stuart Frazier, and they have one daughter, Naomi. She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Alpha Omicron Omega Chapter, and the Charleston-Institute (WV) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.
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