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David Joseph Dischley

DUI and DWI Attorney at Manassas, VA

5.0   163 reviews

also known as David J. Dischley, David Dischley


Licensed for 16 years

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    45%
    Providing client focused DWI and alcohol related offense defense. Wet Reckless Driving, DWI, Drinking while driving, Drunk in Public. DUI-D offenses.

    16 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    30%
    Experienced criminal defense focused on Drug and Alcohol related offenses, property offenses, theft (Larceny), assault and battery, all driving related matters, obstruction of justice & more - State and Federal

    16 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    20%
    Tenacious and client driven traffic offense defense. Speeding cases, Reckless Driving, Improper Driving, Failure to obey a highway sign, Red light tickets, following too closely, & more.

    16 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Federal crime
    5%
    Focused and detail oriented Federal Criminal Defense. Experienced with Conspiracy offenses, white collar criminal defense (wire fraud, mail fraud, etc), illegal importation/smuggling, federal drug offenses, federal DUI | DWI, and more. EDVA and VAWD

    16 years, 100 cases

Attorney David J. Dischley earned his Juris Doctor from the George Mason School of Law, where he took the lead in over 100 bench trials under the supervision of licensed attorneys. Before founding his firm, Attorney Dischley enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, worked as a prosecutor for the Loudon County Commonwealth, and served as an advisor to the U.S. intelligence community. This unique blend of experience informs Attorney Dischley’s criminal defense practice, where he assists clients throughout Virginia in both state and federal courts. He was profiled by the New York Times in 2011 and has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a SuperLawyers Rising Star.

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Licensed for 16 years
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2006
Updated 10/01/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Dischley Law, PLLC
10509 Judicial Drive, Suite 102A
Fairfax, VA, 22030
Dischley Law, PLLC
Nearest meeting place
Arlington, VA, 22201
Dischley Law, PLLC
Meeting Locations
Warrenton, VA, 20186
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Reviews

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Posted by Sheila | July 24, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Court Case
I just have to say David was amazing! He was recommended to me by my daughter and what a blessing. He made me feel confident in the process and advised me throughout the process. He also recommended a support group which has made an incredible difference in my life. I owe so much to David. I also have to say that on the day of Court, I felt so confident in his ability. What a great feeling when you are in that situation. He WON my case. It was truly an life changing experience for me. Thank you David! I have recommended David to numerous people.
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Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2020
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A true Advocate
This is the 2nd time David represented my in a DUI/DWI case. He was compassionate and understanding to the circumstances of this 2nd incident. Most importantly, he WOULD NOT STOP fighting for a lighter sentence with the prosecuting attorney (PA). He went to the PA at least three times before the court session began on the day of my case. The PA was unwilling to budge on a 1st DUI conviction. But then when the PA saw me in court, everything that David said about me and the "tragic" event that brought me to court, the PA was able to finally "see" and knew David was championing for a just resolution. Just before the court session was to begin, the PA asked for "'5 minutes" so that they (David and the PA) could speak -- for a fourth time -- this time, David secured for me the lighter judgement. I will always be grateful. David is not only a skilled lawyer but a true advocate
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Posted by jonathan | December 14, 2019
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DWI trial
Gave me great advice and took my DWI car to trial and WON!! His expertise during trial is what saved the day.
Posted by Amy | August 31, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing!
David is a great lawyer not to mention very down-to-earth and knows his way around a courtroom. The best part of his service was that he got back to you if you had a question! That is simply AMAZING.
Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2022
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Kind, professional and reachable
Mr. Dischley was extremely professional, available and kind, with a good understanding not only of the legal issues but also the challenges one is facing in difficult court situations.
Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2022
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Top Notch Legal Assistance
Mr. Dischley is extremely professional, knowledgeable, strategic, and provides excellent legal advice. He is always accessible and responsive, and he explains things very clearly. I highly recommend working with Mr. Dischley. He truly cares about his clients and goes above and beyond for them. I called him with a question a couple of years later, and he still took the time to assist me.
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2022
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Saved My Life
Imagine: 2 DUI’s in 2 years, (for a total of 3), and 2 DIP’s while on probation for aforementioned DUI’s. Outlook= not good. I was sentenced to jail time and license suspension for 3 years, however, Mr. Dischley advised me to appeal the judgement, which I did. Thanks to Covid and my probation violations, the proceedings were drawn out over a 2 year period. I had to appear in 2 different county courts multiple times, and his partner, Attorney Patrick O’Brien, also represented me in court a few times. Long story short, I only ended up having to pay a relatively small fine. Basically, Mr. Dischley and his team are miracle workers, and my family and I will be eternally grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2021
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Phenomenal attorney
Mr. Dischley represented me in what turned out to be an extremely drawn out, tough DUI case. He worked with me every step of the way and made sure I was aware of all possible outcomes and consequences. He truly was amazing and did everything he could to make sure I received the best outcome. Mr. Dischley came recommended by a friend and I could not be more thankful I decided to hire him to represent me. His entire team including Nicole were exceptional at keeping me up to date with any changes in the case as well as following up after each time we were in court to make sure I understood what took place and what the next step would be. Overall Mr. Dischley was phenomenal and I hope I am never in a position to need representation again but Mr. Dischley will be my first choice. Thank you for all of your hard work, dedication, and time in what I know was a very unusual and difficult situation.
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Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2021
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The Best Lawyer Possible to Handle Anything
The Dischley Law Firm, in particular the managing partner, really helped me get through a difficult situation. I do not now where I would be if it were not for his incredible insight, guidance, responsiveness, and legal jurisprudence. He was able to negotiate my outcome before it went to the courts, and I could not be more grateful for steering my case in the right direction. Helped me get back on my feet. Would not hesitate to use his firm or recommend them to friends. Amazing staff as well! Grateful to my friend who quickly recommended him to me.
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2021
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Best Lawyer I Could’ve Asked For
For a person in my early-30s who’s never gotten in legal trouble before, I couldn’t have asked for anyone better than Mr. Dischley to hire as my lawyer. I got a .15 BAC DWI after I broke up with my girlfriend at the bar and ended up driving home when I originally had planned to stay at her place. Not knowing anything about what to do, I hopped on this website, found Mr. Dischley and liked his reviews, so put in for a consultation. He called me almost immediately and answered all the burning questions someone in my position would have. Throughout the process it was amazing how accessible he was, usually texting or calling back within minutes of me reaching out. Even after my representation was technically over, he still would text and email me back about follow-up questions/guidance even over a year after the fact. Stand-up guy and someone great to have in your corner when you need it most.
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Posted by Angel | April 27, 2021
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DWI Case
I was going to get convicted for a DWI. I was really nervous and stressed out. After contacting numerous attorneys, I found Dischley’s Law. What stood out to me was that he is a Marine. (Once a Marine, Always a Marines). After speaking to Mr. Dischley, he gave me a reasonable price and made me feel comfortable. Everyone in the firm were really helpful and cared. We took it to trial and I received the best outcome. I am very thankful and I assure that you will thank yourself for hiring this firm.
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2021
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Appreciate the help
David and team were very helpful in addressing a speeding-related case. They have clearly done this work a lot and have a very efficient approach. One call, a write up of what happened, and a follow up email with suggested actions for me to take to help the case made it a very straight forward process. The fees were at parity/better than peers that I diligenced during selection, as well.
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Posted by Sudeep | March 8, 2021
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A Superb Lawyer and a Superb Advocate
Lawyering is an art form. It is as much about changing people's lives for the better as it is about availing wins in the courtroom. Having known David both as a lawyer and a person for many years now, I can unabatedly attest to his abilities in both being an advocate and a friend. He is a lawyer's lawyer - one of the few gentleman lawyers left standing. There are hundreds of lawyers. Few have attained his level of skill and acumen as a Counselor at Law.
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Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2020
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Definitely would use him again!
I have used Mr. Dischley about 3 times now (2 for reckless driving) and each time he has been extremely helpful in keeping my nerves down and telling me what to do before court for the best presentation of myself to the judge, and helpful advice after as well. He has helped me retain my license in both occurrences which was extremely helpful as my job depends on it. Thanks to him, I wasn't nearly as nervous before court than I would have been if I didn't hire him. He is extremely well priced and definitely worth every penny! Great guy and great personality as well, he doesn't talk to you in any degrading matter whatsoever which is huge for me, he is always trying to help you!
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Posted by Jeremiah | October 20, 2020
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Reckless driving
I recently got pulled over for speeding. I wasn’t in a hurry I just wasn’t paying attention. The speed limit dropped from 55 to 45 I was was going 62 so automatically was reckless driving I haven’t had a traffic violation in 15 years. After mentioning the ticket to a friend of mine who recently had a reckless driving ticket he told me to get an attorney especially since I have commercial insurance they might drop me. I know David personally and his reputation is impeccable. After one quick call he took care of everything . Ultimately getting it dropped with an online class . His whole team is awesome they kept me informed and got it all worked out. I can’t thank you guys enough.
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Posted by Chris | October 19, 2020
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Compassionate and Professional
My experience with Dischley Law, PLLC was outstanding from start to finish. I interacted with Mr. Dischley and Mr. O’Brien and found them both very knowledgeable and responsive to my questions. All of my calls and emails were returned promptly. I chose Dischley Law in part because they are a Veteran-owned firm, but also because of their competitive fees and the compassion they demonstrated as I described my case during the consultation. Most importantly, the team at Dischley Law provided me with expert counsel that resulted in a favorable outcome.
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Posted by Yam | September 19, 2020
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Thank you David
Mr. Dischley is not only the top notch lawyer but also a kind heart and Pragmatic person. He knows the situation in a moment and made me feel easy when I was super worried with BAC 0.17. I am very impressed of his experience and knowledge for handling the case.Not only resulting the least amount of fine and not prison sentence , but also I am allowed to travel aboard and being with my father in his critical health stage now a days even though I was in probation. I highly recommend this gentleman to anyone who are in trouble. Thank you again.
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Response from David Dischley September 26, 2020
You are very welcome. It was my pleasure to help you.
Posted by Noel | June 19, 2020
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Professional and reliable
I felt at ease working with David and his team. He was professional, direct, reliable and would fight to the end to make sure his clients receives the best outcome. Even during the pandemic, David and his team was able to remind in contact and provide quick updates as things were always changing. In the end, I was able to have my case dropped and was grateful to have David and his team to represent me and guide through these these difficult times. It speaks volume they were able to always be there during of time of fear and uncertainly. I highly recommend David and his team!
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Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2020
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Great lawyer!
I consulted and hired David for a restoration of rights case. He made it very simple for me and even better got my rights restored! For that I am forever grateful. I would highly recommend him and his firm.
Posted by Wade | June 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
In Good Hands
I was improperly charged with a criminal offense and could have lost my job and future employment opportunities. David Dischley reviewed the case and successfully achieved a Nolle Prosequi decision. The experience of being charged was eye-opening and stressful. Mr. Dischley was always available for discussion and provided constant, accurate assessments of the process. The successful result will clear the charge from my record. Thank you, David, for the professional, compassionate, and communicative guidance through the entire ordeal. I feel we made the right choice in hiring Dischley Law, LLC and have no hesitation in recommending this firm.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Dischley Law, PLLC (formerly, the Law Office of David J. Dischleym PLC)
  • 2013 - Present
  • Trial Attorney
  • Bose Law Firm
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Assistant Commonwealth Attorney
  • Fauquier County Commonwealth Attorney
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Strategic Planner/Counsel
  • Northrop Grumman It
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Assistant Commonwealth Attorney
  • Loudoun County Commonwealth Attorney
  • 2004 - 2007
  • NRCC Controller
  • XM Satellite Radio
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Associate Network Controller
  • Spacenet, Inc
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Uniformed Protective Officer
  • U.S. Department Of State
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Corporal/E-4
  • United States Marine Corps
  • 1996 - 2000
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Education

  • George Mason University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • George Mason University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • A.A.S
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • Reckless Driving over 80mph - Reduced to speeding
  • Speeding 74/55
  • Reckless Driving General - Reduced
  • Reduced to Speeding (1-9 over) with a $250.00
  • Security Clearance - New Job on the Line
  • Not guilty on all counts
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Associations

  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • AIOCLA
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Accreditation
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Arlington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
  • Active Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • Active Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Fauquier County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Loudoun County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2007
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • 2017 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Ten Best
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Who's Who in America - 70th Anniversay
  • Marquis Who's Who in America
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • AVVO Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • In The Limelight
  • EzineArticles
  • 2014
  • AVVO Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • AVVO Top Contributor Award
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Letter of Commendation
  • Fauquier County Sheriff's Office
  • 2009
  • Victim Services Award
  • Loudoun County Victim Witness Program
  • 2006
  • Certificate of Commendation
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • 2000
  • Good Conduct Medal
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • 1999
  • Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • 1998
  • Meritorious Unit Commendations
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • NORML
  • Virginia Drug Offenses
  • 2014
  • In-service Law Enforcement Training
  • 2014 Legal Update for Law Enforcement
  • 2014
  • Private Training
  • Legal Update - Law Enforcement
  • 2013
  • Expeditionary Warfare School Orientation
  • Virginia Criminal and Traffic Laws
  • 2012
  • Expeditionary Warfare School Orientation
  • Virginia Criminal and Traffic Laws
  • 2011
  • Private Training
  • Legal Update - Law Enforcement
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (42)
Given (54)
Unknown Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Dave Dischley is an outstanding trial attorney who knows how to win in court. I have been opposing counsel on several serious cases with Dave, and I can attest that he is always prepared and knows how to find the winning arguments for his clients. He has my sincere endorsement."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dave works zealously for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"You will not find a more caring and proactive attorney in your search for effective representation. David gets right to the heart of the case, finds the defenses, and presents them at the right time. He is well respected by the judges and the prosecutors, making him your best choice!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Dischley is a fantastic attorney. He is intelligent, hard working, and a commanding presence in the courthouse. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an exceptional trial lawyer and zealous advocate. I do not hesitate endorsing him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Dischley is a very talented lawyer that I happily endorse. He represents his clients with hard work and creativity."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Dischley is a dedicated and passionate attorney. He leaves no stone unturned when investigating possible defenses for his clients. Dave goes the extra mile. If you are looking for an attorney who puts the client first, and cares only about what the client needs, Dave is your man."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David, is a very talented lawyer. He works very hard for his clients and normally gets great results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with David for many years, first as a prosecutor and later as a colleague in the defense community. David is exceptionally sharp, dedicated, and conscientiousness. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Other
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A top-notch attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with the highest level of confidence possible. His legal skills are superb and he is a fighter for his clients. His clients are well served by his knowledge of the law and his loyalty to them. I would not hesitate to recommend any family member or friend to Attorney Dischley if they needed legal representation."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Other
"Great attorney who works hard to get the best results for clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David Dischley is is an extremely knowledgeable attorney who provides zealous representation on behalf of his clients. He is well respected in the legal profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a great lawyer to have on your side when you need the best defense. I endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David has a huge advantage over most criminal defense attorneys having been a former prosecutor. "They know that he knows what they know". A former marine with 8 years of criminal law practice equals experience. Perhaps the best judge of his results are his client and their reviews are stellar. READ THEM! His knowledge of both the law and procedure is excellent and evident in his pro bono contributions. If you want the right results than do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Dischley is an extremely knowledgeable and capable attorney. He is very well-respected by his fellow attorneys, both defense attorneys and prosecutors. Any criminal defendant should be very happy to have David on his side in court."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
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