Former Prosecutor | US Marine - SuperLawyers Rising Star - Top 100 Trial Attorneys - Highly ReviewedHighly Reviewed, Award-Wining Criminal Defense Attorney - Profiled in the NY Times | SuperLawyersHas the government leveraged its resources against you? My experience and background can help.Focused tenacity and proven skill to protect your interests. Former Prosecutor & U.S. Marine
|VA||Authorized to practice law||2006||03/31/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|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|
|Attorney||The Law Office of David J. Dischley||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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|AIOCLA||Member||2015 - Present|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2014 - Present|
|National Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Better Business Bureau||Accreditation||2014 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar, Criminal Law Section||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|
|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|
|See all legal cases|
|Ezine Articles||Fairfax Reckless Driving Tips||2014|
|AVVO Legal Guides||Tips For Pro Se Representation in Fairfax County Traffic Court||2013|
|AVVO Legal Guides||Fairfax County Possession of Marijuana - First Offender Dispositions||2013|
|New York Times||From Prosecutor to Defense Attorney||2011|
|George Mason University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|George Mason University||Administration of Justice||BS - Bachelor of Science||2003|
|Northern Virginia Community College||Administration of Justice||A.A.S||2000|
|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|
Posted by anonymous
If you are looking at this website for a good lawyer I think David's credentials speak for them-self. If that is not enough to convince you that he is on his game, then just read the endless reviews he has received.
I contacted David when my friend and I were faced with a very difficult situation that involved 3 pending charges (misdemeanor DUI, misdemeanor refusal to blow, and FELONY hit and run). Like you, I used this website to find a list of 8 or so different "top ten" lawyers to contact and talk about my situation. After contacting 3 of the 8 lawyers and getting the same response from each of them (which was: "your situation is to difficult and confusing for me to handle"), I finally called David. Right off the bat David went above and beyond what any typical lawyer would offer you in terms of service (especially considering the fact that I had not retained him yet). Prior to even discussing cost, David gave me an in depth run down as to what the outcomes of my situation could be. He also gave me his advice as to how to handle the situation moving forward (he even mentioned that I needed to find a lawyer that I am comfortable with, not pressuring me to retain him in any way what so ever). Upon retaining him as my lawyer he immediately got to work by dissecting the evidence and trying to find any possible holes in the prosecutions case. Over the three month lapse between the time of the incident and the court date, David was constantly available (nights, weekends, and even on the night of his birthday). He was available via email, phone, and text. Anytime I had a question he would respond within a few hours (unheard of with most lawyers). Being a former prosecutor himself, David not only has the experience, but more importantly, he has developed relationships with all of the prosecutors and judges in Arlington County. This goes a very long way when it comes to negotiating plea deals. Long story short, on the day of court David was able to get 2 out of the 3 charges dropped COMPLETELY. Ended up being charged with the DUI and received 10 days in jail with 1 yr probation and a restricted license (NOT SUSPENDED). This outcome was far beyond what we were hoping for. At a minimum we were anticipating 30 days in jail, suspended license, several years of probation, and at best a felony hit and run being dropped to a misdemeanor. Needless to say, David knocked this one out of the park. If you are looking for the BEST lawyer in Arlington... look no further my friend.
Posted by anonymous
I hired Mr. Dischley as my lawyer a couple months ago on a criminal matter, and it was one of the best decisions I could have made. From the time I hired Mr. Dischley until my scheduled court date there was about a months wait, during this time period he continued to keep me informed/updated and answered any questions I had within 24 hours or less. On top of the fact that Mr. Dischley was very informative and responsive, he is also an exceptional trial lawyer; he sticks to facts and knows exactly what to say at all times. Seeing him work in the court room made me very confident in my decision to have him represent me in my case; on top of that he was successful in winning at trial.
All in all Mr. Dischley is a great lawyer who really cares about his work along with his clients, in addition, he has been on both sides of the court room and knows how the process works. He continued to give me insight on my current situation, as well as assist me in making the best decisions possible for my desired outcome. If you ever make a mistake and need help, I highly recommend getting in contact with Mr. Dischley.
Posted by Thomas
Mr. David Dischley represented me during a very important case. Throughout the proceedings he remained professional and vigilant to changes. His unwavering commitment to his clients is apparent by the sheer volume of work he does on a daily basis. I can think of no better person to have as representation on the most difficult of cases.
Posted by MT
You made a mistake by exercising bad judgement in some form.... do not make another mistake in selecting counsel. David is a trustworthy and reputable attorney, providing exceptional service. He has kept my record clean while also keeping me out of the courtroom. In addition to his legal acumen, David is a likable and convincing individual who you want on your side. He does not fear the challenges which your case may bring... he defeats those challenges.
Posted by anonymous
I had been arrested for multiple misdemeanors in Arlington. After going to trial with another attorney I was sentenced to a 30 day suspended jail sentence, a year of probation with urinalysis, 48 hours of community service, ASAP and a steep fine.
I worked with David to appeal my case and the results were fantastic. The 30 day sentence was removed, probation was reduced to good behavior, 24 hours of community service, no ASAP and no fine. In addition, all of my charges will be dropped in a years time. I was absolutely ecstatic.
I highly recommend working with David Dischley. He answers his phone at all hours of the day - is never condescending - discusses his strategy in depth with you - and more importantly he got me the results I was looking for.
John Ellis, Criminal defense Attorney
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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.
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