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Peter David Tarter

Real estate Attorney at Arlington, VA

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also known as P. David Tarter, David Tarter

  • Licensed for 32 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1991
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An accomplished real estate and business law attorney with over twenty years of experience, P. David Tarter focuses on Commercial and Residential Real Estate, Business Law, Transactions, and Land Development.

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 has also been named a "Top Lawyer" by Northern Virginia Magazine and by Arlington Magazine.

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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P. David Tarter


Tarter NoVa Law, PLC
Suite 700
3033 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA, 22201

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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Tarter NoVa Law, PLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Lawson, Tarter & Charvet, P.C.
  • 1997 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Venable
  • 1992 - 1994


  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Virginia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • General Course
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Higgs v. Kirkbride (Virginia Supreme Court)


  • City of Falls Church, Virginia
  • Mayor
  • 2014 - Present
  • City of Falls Church, Vrginia, City Council
  • Elected Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Arlington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Lorman Education Services - Continuing Legal Education
  • Speaker
  • N/A
  • Northern Virginia Regional Commission
  • Chair
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
  • President
  • 2016 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorney
  • Arlington Magazine
  • 2021
  • Top Lawyer
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent 4.9 out of 5
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2016


  • Construction Specifier Magazine
  • Dealing with Hazardous Waste Sites - Co-Author
  • 1993

Speaking Engagements

  • Transforming the Little City
  • Real Estate Development in Falls Church
  • 2016
  • Fairfax County State of the Market
  • Investing in Falls Church
  • 2016
  • Arlington County Bar Association CLE
  • Practicing Law in the Little City (Falls Church, Virginia)
  • 2015
  • Title Examination in Virginia -Continuing Legal Education
  • Contract Issues - Title
  • 2011
  • Zoning, Subdivision and Land Development Law
  • Land Use Law Update
  • 2007
  • Zoning And Land Use In Virginia
  • Current Trends and Development in Arlington County
  • 2006
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Arlington Real estate Lawyer Peter David Tarter
Peter David Tarter
Real estate Attorney
Arlington, VA
Licensed for 32 years