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P. David Tarter is an accomplished real estate and business law attorney with over twenty years of experience with a focus on Commercial and Residential Real Estate, Business Law, Transactions, Land Development, and Land Use.

He has recieved an "AV" (Preeminent) rating, the highest available from Martindale-Hubbell. This rating is the result of a confidential peer review and is based upon the opinions of practicing attorneys and members of the judiciary.

He recieved both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia.

Mr. Tarter is also the Mayor of the City of Falls Church, Virginia.


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  1. Land Use & Zoning: 15%
    23 years
  2. Real Estate: 15%
    23 years
  3. Business: 15%
    23 years
  4. Construction & Development: 15%
    23 years
  5. Other: 40%
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Tarter NoVa Law, PLC

Suite 700
3033 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA, 22201


VAAuthorized to practice law199109/15/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 4.8 out of 5Martindale Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerTarter NoVa Law, PLC2013 - Present
PartnerLawson, Tarter & Charvet, P.C.1997 - 2013
AssociateVenable1992 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
City of Falls Church, VirginiaMayor2014 - Present
Metropolitan Washington Council of GovernmentsDirector2014 - Present
Northern Virginia Regional CommissionCommissioner2014 - Present
City of Falls Church, Vrginia, City CouncilElected Member2012 - Present
Virginia State BarMemberN/A
Arlington County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Lorman Education Services - Continuing Legal EducationSpeakerN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Higgs v. Kirkbride (Virginia Supreme Court)N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Construction Specifier MagazineDealing with Hazardous Waste Sites - Co-Author1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of VirginiaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1987
London School of Economics and Political ScienceN/AGeneral CourseN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Arlington County Bar Association CLEPracticing Law in the Little City (Falls Church, Virginia)2015
Title Examination in Virginia -Continuing Legal EducationContract Issues - Title2011
Zoning, Subdivision and Land Development LawLand Use Law Update2007
Zoning And Land Use In VirginiaCurrent Trends and Development in Arlington County2006