Charleston, WV
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Charleston, WV 25301
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J.D., West Virginia University College of Law (2017)

B.A., cum laude, International Studies, West Virginia University (2014)

  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
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Unaiza Riaz Tyree


Unaiza Tyree is a litigation associate in the Charleston, West Virginia office of regional law firm Bowles Rice. Ms. Tyree litigates a variety of different matters but primarily focuses her practice on commercial litigation, construction litigation, and insurance defense. She has significant experience arguing in front of various circuit court judges in the state and has successfully authored numerous dispositive motions and motions to dismiss for her clients. Unaiza prides herself on establishing and maintaining long-term relationships with opposing counsel and officers of the court in order to effectively defend her clients. To help support the vibrancy of West Virginia's communities and towns, she especially enjoys representing small, local businesses throughout the state.

In addition to her business practice, Unaiza also has a small pro bono practice representing parents in abuse and neglect proceedings in the Circuit Court of Kanawha County, West Virginia. She has been able to assist various families and establish meaningful relationships with other counsel in this crucially important area of the law. 

Professional Highlights

  • Bowles Rice Diversity Committee, Member

Representative Matters:

  • Estate of Timothy Rush v. Danasdome, LLC d/b/a The Dome Bar & Grill, Circuit Court of Kanawha County, West Virginia, Civil Action No. 20-C-832, August 24, 2022 (granted complete dismissal of all claims on Motion for Summary Judgment after oral argument for Kuppel, LLC) (affirmed by the West Virginia Intermediate Court of Appeals on June 15, 2023) 
  • Lisa Fields v. City Insurance Agency, Inc., Circuit Court of Mingo County, West Virginia, Civil Action No. 21-C-27, June 1, 2021 (granted dismissal on Motion to Dismiss after oral argument for City Insurance Agency, Inc.)
  • Wilcox v. Williams, Circuit Court of Lewis County, West Virginia, Civil Action No. 17-C-53, January 17, 2019 (granted dismissal on Motion to Dismiss after oral argument for AFP Logs and Lumber, LLC with prejudice)
  • Recipient of CALI Awards (recognition for achieving the highest grade in a particular subject) at West Virginia University College of Law:
    • Refugee and Asylum Law
  • Member, Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • Member, West Virginia Women Attorneys
  • Board Member, Children's Therapy Clinic