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David Gordon McKennett

Business Attorney at Manassas, VA

3.3   3 reviews

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    25%
    We handle all aspects of business representation.

    17 years, 500 cases

  2. Landlord or tenant
    25%
    I handle dozens of landlord tenant matters for landlords and a few for tenants every month.

    17 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Litigation
    25%
    I handle numerous significant litigation matters with values from the thousands to the millions.

    17 years, 500 cases

  4. Commercial real estate
    15%
    We handle all types of commercial property matters from sale to litigation.

    17 years, 100 cases

  5. Debt collection
    10%
    I oversee our full service collections department.

    17 years, 1,000 cases

Juris Doctor

 

Mr. McKennett, a native of Montana, joined Purnell, McKennett & Menke, PC after graduating from George Mason University School of Law in 2005, with a litigation focus. Prior to attending law school, Mr. McKennett received his B.A.  in Government from Patrick Henry College where he received the Patrick Henry Award for Oratory; the award given to the graduating senior with the greatest achievements in intercollegiate debate and moot court. Mr. McKennett graduated second in his class and also started as the left forward for the Patrick Henry College soccer team.

Mr. McKennett, prior to becoming an attorney, interned for such influential individuals and organizations as the former Senator Conrad Burns (MT), the United States Probation Office (DC), and Judge Kenneth Star. Mr. McKennett is licensed to practice in all Virginia and Idaho courts. His practice primarily focuses on litigation cases involving business, construction, corporate and real estate.

 

Mr. McKennett lives in Bristow, VA with his wife and 3 daughters.

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Licensed for 17 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 12/27/2022
State ID
Status Inactive
Acquired 2009
Updated 01/19/2023

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

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Purnell, Mckennett & Menke, PC
9214 Center St Ste 101
Manassas, VA, 20110-5596

Reviews

3.3 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
Posted by Tammy | February 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The peoples Lawyer!! Justice served.
This Attorney is Manassas' best kept secret. Hired him to help us resolve landlord issue best case scenario to try to get it dismissed ..... he won the case for us recovered attorney fees and got our deposit back plus damages. He restored our faith in the justice system.
Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2012
Not Detail Oriented
The biggest problem that I had with Mr. McKennett's representation was that he was not detailed oriented. He was great at communicating, great at being responsive, and helpful when it came to the larger details. He failed to know the specifics, which hurt the case a lot! He failed to research specific case laws, or have the right people at the trial and quite frankly I spent too much money for him to miss specific information that was extremely important.
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Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good lawyer, but did not go into specifics.
Pros: fast to respond, easy to communicate, helpful general advise Cons: did not go into specifics of my issue.
Response from David McKennett June 8, 2018
I am sorry that you only had a moderately positive, and not an excellent, experience at our firm. We try very hard to insure that you receive the very best representation humanly possible. Though, the situation, and your description of your experience, does not sound familiar, we would be happy to talk to you about your issue and will attempt to make sure that you are pleased with our representation. Please contact us at your convenience.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-33%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Purnell, McKennett & Menke, PC
  • 2005 - Present

Education

  • George Mason University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Patrick Henry College
  • Batchelor of Arts
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • Watergate at Lanndmark Condo. Assoc. v. Davis, et. al.
  • Settled after one judgment vacated, one dismissal and dismissal of an appeal

Associations

  • Prince William County Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • Alliance Defense Fund
  • 2005 - Present
  • Alliance Defending Freedom
  • 2005 - Present
  • Blackstone Fellowship
  • 2004 - Present
  • Christian Legal Society
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Blackstone Fellow
  • Blackstone Fellowship
  • 2004
  • Patrick Henry Award for Oratory
  • Patrick Henry Collelge
  • 2002

Publications

  • George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal
  • Who Can Create Your Rights? On Save Our Valley V. Sound Transit, The Inability Of Agencies To Create Personal Rights, And The Implications On The Non-Delegation Doctrine
  • 2004
  • George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal
  • Articles Editor
  • 2004
  • George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal
  • Articles Editor
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Arrowood HOA Meeting
  • Home Owners Association Declarations and Amendments
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (10)
Endorse David
Litigation Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"David is one the best litigators in northern Virginia. You can trust him with your case!"
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket
Debt collection
Landlord or tenant
Criminal defense
Employment and labor
Immigration
Estate planning