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Peter David Tarter

Peter David Tarter

also known as P. David Tarter, David Tarter

Practice areas:

Construction & Development, Business, Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning, Residential, Commercial, Corporate & Incorporation, Limited Liability Company (LLC)

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About Me

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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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  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%
  6. More 


Payment Types:

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Contact Info

Tarter NoVa Law, PLC

Suite 700
3033 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA, 22201



VAAuthorized to practice law199103/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

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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
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