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Dale Wood Pittman

Debt collection Attorney at Petersburg, VA

3.9   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1976
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Dale

Learn Dale’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Debt collection
    We represent victims of debt collection abuse and harassment, generally through cases filed under the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act.

    26 years, 500 cases

  2. Credit card fraud
    We represent victims of false credit report, theft of identity, incorrect background checks, credit bureau mistakes, and the like.

    26 years, 30 cases

  3. Class action
    I handle consumer class actions involving such areas as debt collection harassment and credit reporting abuse.

    39 years, 20 cases

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Dale Wood Pittman
112-A West Tabb Street
Petersburg, VA, 23803


3.9 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Archer | June 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Consummate Professional
My wife and I were extremely fortunate to find Dale Pittman. He was recommended by one of the top-rated attorneys in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is a consummate professional with tremendous legal experience. He and his paralegal Karen were always there to answer any questions we had and guide us through the process. Any and all enquiries were answered promptly and thoroughly. In addition to his vast knowledge, Dale brought his steadfast commitment to our case. He has an excellent network of attorneys to call on at any time. We felt like we were being looked after by close friends. Our settlement was far larger than we expected. We will always be grateful that we had the opportunity to work with Dale Pittman and his legal professionals
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Posted by Ruth | February 23, 2017
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Going the Extra Mile and Beyond
I found myself in an unfortunate situation years ago and a friend researched and found Mr. Pittman's law firm. I contacted Mr. Pittman and he took my case after listening to my story. He initiated my case without full payment up front. Long story short, I let the matter fall by the wayside but it came back to haunt me years later. Mr. Pittman picked right up where he left off and resolved my legal matter in a professional and expeditious manner. He and his assistant Karen were always a phone call or email away with any questions I had. Their perseverance paid off and my case was resolved in my favor. I would highly recommend Mr. Pittman.
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Posted by megan | February 21, 2016
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Made a Difficult Situation, Better
I was unfortunately put into a situation that required the help of a lawyer and I was lucky enough to find Dale to help me. Dale stepped right in, reviewed and researched what had happened, and was available basically night and day to answer any questions. The whole process took about 7 months and he was so helpful and made this stressful and frustrating situation, better. Not knowing much about the laws around debt collection, I leaned on him for his expertise. Before doing anything or making a decision, Dale always called me first, walked me through the options, the pros and cons and his recommendation and allowed me to make the ultimate decision. I hope that I never require Dale's help in the future, but if I do, he'll be the first person I call.
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2015
Phone consult
I called and emailed 5 lawyers one day. He was the only one that took my call and gave me free advice for initial court appearance and listened to me and gave me exact fees for handling the case. He is expensive, but I'm confident he would win. He is very stern, so don't get the wrong impression, this guy knows his stuff. I will probably hire after my initial court date.
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Posted by Cammie | July 1, 2014
Very pleased with the result!
Mr. Pittman took on a difficult case and handled it as a top priority. What he promised is what he delivered. I would highly recommend Dale Pittman because he cares for consumers and he is about advocating for people who have been taken advantage of by unscrupulous businesses. I had contacted many attorneys because I knew I had a strong case, but attorneys told me that they did not have the time to take on my case. I felt cheated by the judicial system until I talked with Mr. Pittman. He assured me that I was not in the wrong. He was extremely respectful in regards to my situation and always responded to my phone calls or emails in a timely manner. Throughout the process, Mr. Pittman gave constructive feedback. He consulted with others to make my case stronger. He was not pushy or aggressive. He has a soft tone voice, but fierce as a lion when he is working on behalf of his client. Because of Dale Pittman, justice was served. Highly recommend him.
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Posted by JKV | December 30, 2021
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LIAR- Don't Let him waste your time- He is unprofessional
I sought Dale on a consumer matter with my mortgage company. I contacted him on the recommendation of another lawyer. Dale talked me into not joining a class action lawsuit in which I would have received $200. He agreed to take my case so I opted out of class action suit. Well as soon as I opted out and notified the person in charge of the class action suit that I was opting out of it, Dale Pittman stopped talking to me and never returned my calls or responded to my emails again. I left messages with his assistant and he never called me. Did not respond to emails. Did not have the decency to refer me to someone else if he had changed his mind about my case. I think he is unprofessional for doing this to me.
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Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2013
For what little work he does, his fees are outrageous. He outright lied to me about the terms of my settlement, and when I challenged him on this, he threatened to drop me as a client even though he had signed a contract several weeks prior.
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  • Contingency 45%-45%


AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Dale W. Pittman, PC
  • 1996 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Southside Virginia Legal Services
  • 1977 - 1996


  • University of Richmond
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Hampden-Sydney College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1971

Legal Cases

  • DeCapri v. Law Offices of Shapiro Brown & Alt, LLP, 2014 U.S. Dist. Lexis 131979, 2014 WL 4699591 (E.D. Va. 2014)
  • Foreclosure collection mill's motion to dismiss multiple claims of deception and debt verification notice denied by the United States District Court in Richmond.
  • Randle v. H&P Capital, Inc., 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 4506 (4th Cir. Va., Mar. 5, 2013)
  • Fee award to the successful consumer victim of abusive debt collection tactics by collection agency.
  • Karnette v. Wolpoff & Abramson
  • Class certified and settlement reached for class


  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chair, Consumer Law Section
  • 1997 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • 1996 to Present
  • N/A

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow
  • Virginia Law Foundation
  • 2021
  • Consumer Law
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Oliver White Hill Courageous Advocate Award
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • John K. Shumate, Jr. Advocate of the Year
  • Virginia Poverty Law Center
  • 2010
  • Leaders in the Law
  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly
  • 2010
  • Consumer Attorney of the Year
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • 2007
  • Legal Aid Award
  • Virginia State Bar
  • 1996
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  • The Journal (Virginia Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Disputing Home Loan Servicing Abuse Through RESPA
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Working with Military Clients
  • Fair Debt Collections Practices Act
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse Dale
Class action Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dale has been practicing consumer law in the Commonwealth for decades and his experience in this field is unparalleled. I've seen him go to bat aggressively for victims of debt collection abuse, false credit reporting practices, unfair mortgage servicers, and people victimized by payday lenders. If you are looking for an attorney that actually cares about your situation and is willing to help you fight back against those in the corporate industry who are treating you unfairly, I can think of no one that I would recommend more highly than Dale."
Debt collection Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known attorney Dale Pittman for more than 15 years - he knows debt collection, consumer protection, and class action laws so well he teaches other lawyers about it and how to use it to protect people. When it comes to consumer protection laws, if you have a problem and his office is anywhere near you at all, then he is the one to call."
Consumer protection Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dale Pittman is one of the best consumer lawyers in Virginia. I refer clients to him often. Outstanding in his field."
Debt collection Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dale is one of the preeminent consumer lawyers in the country. I have referred several satisfied Virginia consumers to him."
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Petersburg Debt collection Lawyer Dale Wood Pittman
Dale Wood Pittman
Debt collection Attorney
Petersburg, VA
Licensed for 47 years