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David Joseph Dischley

also known as David J. Dischley, David Dischley

About me

Profiled in the NY Times | SuperLawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers - When you have been charged with a criminal offense, the experience of your defense attorney makes all the difference.  You need someone who is tenacious, aggressive, and knowledgeable.  You need someone with the inside knowledge and edge to accomplish your goals.


David Dischley took a non-traditional route to becoming a lawyer.  Enlisting in the Marine Corps right out of high school, Attorney Dischley served four years as a U.S. Marine.  During that time, he obtianed valuable life experience that contributes significantly to his success as a lawyer.  After the Marines and obtaining his Associates Degree from Northern Virginia Community College, Attorney Dischley worked full time as he finished his undergraduate studies at George Mason University (GMU).  


Contemporaneously with attending GMU, Attorney Dischley worked for the United States Department of State as a Uniformed Officer and for XM Satellite Radio as an NRCC Controller.  Upon graduating from GMU, Attorney Dischley attended Albany Law School for his first year.  After finishing in the top 16% of his class, Attorney Dischley transferred to George Mason University's School of Law.  Attorney Dischley graduated from law school and passed the bar in 2006.  


Attorney Dischley's first legal job was with the Office of the Commonwealth Attorney in Loudoun County.  In this position, Attorney Dischley prosecuted a variety of criminal cases from DUI | DWI, Reckless Driving to Murder Cases.  Having spent three (3) years in that office, Attorney Dischley left prosecuting to work for a government contractor in Northern Virginia.  In this position, Attorney Dischley provided legal support and advice on a variety of international crime issues, drug smuggling, and human traffiking.  


After a year and a half, Attorney Dischley returned to prosecuting; joining the Office of the Commonwealth Attorney for Fauqueir County.  In 2009, Attorney Dischley joined the Bose Law Firm and, as a defense attorney, continued to have successes in the Courtroom defending people.  In 2013, Attorney Dischley opened David J. Dischley, PLC where he continues to aggressively and zealously defend his clients.  


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    10 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 42%
    10 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Speeding Ticket: 5%
    10 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Federal Crime: 3%
    10 years, 100 cases



Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • David Wayne Deane

    David Dischley is a very talented lawyer that I happily endorse. He represents his clients with hard work and creativity.


    David Deane DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Edward Yancey Ellis

    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.


    John Ellis Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Law Office of David J. Dischley, PLC

431 North Lee Street
(By Appointment Only)
Alexandria, VA, 22314

David J. Dischley, PLC

Nearest meeting place
Arlington, VA

David J. Dischley, PLC

10509 Judicial Drive, Suite 102A
(By Appointment Only)
Fairfax, VA, 22030

The Law Office of David J. Dischley, PLC.

28 East Lee Street
Warrenton, VA, 20186



VAAuthorized to practice law200603/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Ten BestAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Who's Who in America - 70th AnniversayMarquis Who's Who in America2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
AVVO Client's Choice AwardAVVO2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
In The LimelightEzineArticles2014
AVVO Client's Choice AwardAVVO2013
AVVO Top Contributor AwardAVVO2013
Letter of CommendationFauquier County Sheriff's Office2009
Victim Services AwardLoudoun County Victim Witness Program2006
Certificate of CommendationU.S. Marine Corps2000
Good Conduct MedalU.S. Marine Corps1999
Sea Service Deployment RibbonU.S. Marine Corps1998
Meritorious Unit CommendationsU.S. Marine Corps1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Law Office of David J. Dischley2013 - Present
Trial AttorneyBose Law Firm2009 - 2013
Assistant Commonwealth AttorneyFauquier County Commonwealth Attorney2008 - 2009
Strategic Planner/CounselNorthrop Grumman It2007 - 2008
Assistant Commonwealth AttorneyLoudoun County Commonwealth Attorney2004 - 2007
NRCC ControllerXM Satellite Radio2001 - 2004
Associate Network ControllerSpacenet, Inc2001 - 2001
Uniformed Protective OfficerU.S. Department Of State2000 - 2000
Corporal/E-4United States Marine Corps1996 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
AIOCLAMember2015 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2014 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
Better Business BureauAccreditation2014 - Present
Virginia State Bar, Criminal Law SectionMember2014 - Present
Arlington County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
U.S. District Court, Western District of VirginiaActive Member2010 - Present
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of VirginiaActive Member2009 - Present
Virginia State BarMember2006 - Present
Fauquier County Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2009
Loudoun County Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2007
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Reckless Driving over 80mph - Reduced to speedingSpeeding 74/55
Reckless Driving General - ReducedReduced to Speeding (1-9 over) with a $250.00
Security Clearance - New Job on the LineNot guilty on all counts
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Mason University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
George Mason UniversityAdministration of JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science2003
Northern Virginia Community CollegeAdministration of JusticeA.A.S2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NORMLVirginia Drug Offenses2014
In-service Law Enforcement Training2014 Legal Update for Law Enforcement2014
Private TrainingLegal Update - Law Enforcement2013
Expeditionary Warfare School OrientationVirginia Criminal and Traffic Laws2012
Expeditionary Warfare School OrientationVirginia Criminal and Traffic Laws2011
Private TrainingLegal Update - Law Enforcement2009