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David Dudley Armistead III

Family Attorney at Manassas, VA

4.2   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2013
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David D. Armistead III is a respected member of the Virginia State Bar who concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation, business law, contract disputes, complex family law, and personal injury cases involving catastrophic injury or death. Mr. Armistead began his career by negotiating bodily injury insurance claims for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. Liberty Mutual found Mr. Armistead’s negotiations so effective it elected to record them for use in Liberty Mutual’s personal injury claims adjuster training program. Mr. Armistead was eventually promoted to Regional Analyst of Personal Markets for Liberty Mutual’s Northeast Region, which includes the states of New York and Pennsylvania. By working for Liberty Mutual, Mr. Armistead was able to witness the thought process, management style, and approach big insurance takes towards personal injury cases, as well as the ins and outs of business contracts, negotiations, and litigation. Mr. Armistead’s insurance background greatly assists his clients, as he not only understands the law behind those clients’ cases but also understands the business practices of those clients’ opponents.

Mr. Armistead began his legal career in law school by providing free legal service to indigent clients in housing law litigation and property disputes. Since that time, Mr. Armistead has successfully managed cases in state and federal courts. His cases involve trade secret litigation, government contracting, insurance fraud, administrative law, and complex divorce disputes involving high value asset distribution. His primary focus is getting his clients the legal results that can be achieved. Mr. Armistead believes each of his clients’ needs is unique. He, therefore, gives each client an exceptional level of personal attention, regardless of their case’s value.

Mr. Armistead received his undergraduate degree from The Pennsylvania State University, graduating with high honors. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from The Michigan State University College of Law, graduating Cum Laude.


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9300 West Courthouse Road
Suite 203
Manassas, VA, 20110

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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2022
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Phenomenal Attorney
Mr. Armistead is a fantastic attorney. Not only is he experienced, but he is extremely knowledgeable and detail-oriented. Nothing gets past him. He has a commanding presence in the courtroom and knows procedures and evidence like the back of his hand. I would certainly not want to be the attorney against whom he is trying a case. I without hesitation recommend Mr. Armistead for anyone in need of an attorney for a contract dispute or family law issue.
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Posted by Robert | December 7, 2020
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Child Custody
Despite the complexity of my case. Mr.Armistead stayed true to everything we discussed. He planned accordingly on how to proceed with patience. Overall gaining custody of my children. Thank you
Posted by Ashleigh | December 7, 2020
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Child Custody
Mr Armistead stayed in constant contact with me during every step of my case.
Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2014
Superb & Honest!
Incredibly helpful and informative. Answered all of my questions honestly and thoroughly. Quick to respond back to calls & e-mail. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2018
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I would suggest try someone else
I would suggest you try someone else. I had David help me out with my case. Let me first start out by saying I didn't know anything about courts and how lawyers work at all. I've been to court for a speeding ticket and you don't need a lawyer for that. I came to David to help with my divorce and child custody and support. He was great at first. Butterfly and sunshine were the words that came out of his mouth. Now that I think about it, more like a car salesman. He knew from the beginning what the plan was. He knew I was in it to win it. So he explains everything to me, we do the paperwork and I cut that check for what they requested. Long story short, at the end we were nowhere near where I wanted to be or the picture he painted in my head the first meeting. My bill came out to almost 5,000. I was very upset with the bill and how my case turned out. I did not like how he handle my case. Since I don't know nothing about this stuff I request that him and all the owner meet with me. I want an explanation on what happen and a brake down of my bills. I request from David and the office manager for time to go over everything. None wanted to meet with me. I just spent 5,000 with you, I have questions, I'm upset. I own my own company. If one of my clients is upset I would meet with them and try to fix this. I felt like they just cared more about the money then me or my case. When I started out this sounded like it was easy from what David said. Once we were halfway with my case the lawyer said I need an extra 10k if you want me to do what you want. I told him why didn't you tell me that from the start. I felt like our conversations and time spent was more to milk the clock. I would suggest to go else where. I am a very understanding person. I really don't want to do this review, but I feel if they don't care, then I won't care. I care enough to let people know to look else where. Do your research and if you work with any lawyer ask for them to update you every time they are going to bill you. I felt like he could of charged me anything and I was stuck. Once again, do your homework and check out the reviews for the lawyer your working with. Good luck.
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Work Experience

  • Regional Analyst
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • 2008 - 2010


  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2013


  • Virginia State Bar
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Manassas Family Lawyer David Dudley Armistead III
David Dudley Armistead III
Family Attorney
Manassas, VA
Licensed for 10 years