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David Gordon McKennett

Litigation Attorney at Manassas, VA

3.3   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 18 years
    Idaho - ID 15 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State ID
    Acquired 2009
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

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

    18 years, 500 cases

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

    18 years, 1,000 cases

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

    18 years, 500 cases

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

    18 years, 100 cases

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

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

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


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

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


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

Sample of Legal Cases

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


  • 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


  • 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
Estate planning