Skip to main content

David Aaron Robinson

Business Attorney at Salem, VA

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2010
    Active 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
    Breach of contract cases Unfair business practices and tortious interference Defamation Fraud Business conspiracy Shareholder disputes Breach of fiduciary duty Noncompete and employment litigation Computer fraud and social media issues

    12 years

  2. Divorce and separation

    12 years

  3. Child custody

    12 years

  4. Personal injury

    12 years

  5. Criminal defense

    12 years

David was born and raised in the Roanoke Valley; the son of a Registered Nurse and a Roanoke City Police Officer, he spent his childhood in Salem and attended Glenvar High School. After graduating, he went on to attend Virginia Tech where he received degrees in both Finance and Accounting. After graduation, David worked as an accountant in both the public and private sectors but decided the law was his true calling and went on to attend Washington & Lee University School of Law, where he graduated with honors at the top of his class in 2010. David then began his legal career as a Judicial Clerk for the 23rd Circuit of the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 2011, David began working and training with his mentor, Richard Lee Lawrence. After Richard's passing in March 2012, David took on a variety of cases and gained knowledge and experience in his own practice. In late 2012, David accepted a position with a small firm in Roanoke, Virginia where he worked until 2015, when he joined Gilbert, Bird & Weston, PC.

David is a litigator who loves being in court on any type of case from civil and business litigation to family and criminal law. David has acquired a passion for cases in which most attorneys would find exceedingly difficult or overly complicated. David is a problem solver and is a true advocate for his clients, both in and out of the Courtroom, if a problem can't be resolved in settlement, David is an aggressive litigator. David has tried cases in various jurisdictions across the state in Juvenile and Domestic Court, General District Court and Circuit Court: Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Salem, Botetourt County, Bedford County, Franklin County, Craig County, Alleghany County, and Montgomery County. David has handled civil, criminal and traffic infractions in Federal Court as well.  

In his spare time, David enjoys being with his Wife and three children, is an avid follower of Virginia Tech Sports and enjoys playing guitar and watching live music.

Areas of Practice
  • Criminal Law
  • Drug Crimes
  • Felonies & Misdemeanors
  • Juvenile Criminal Law
  • Traffic Violations
  • Expungements
  • Family Law
  • Custody/Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Adoption
  • Child Protective Orders
  • Adult Protective Orders
  • Civil Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Breach of contract cases
  • Unfair business practices and tortious interference
  • Defamation
  • Fraud
  • Business conspiracy
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Noncompete and employment litigation
  • Computer fraud and social media issues
Bar Admissions
  • Virginia, 2010
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, 2013
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia
    • J.D. - 2010
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Virginia Tech
    • B.S. - 2004
    • Major: Finance
    • Major: Accounting
Honors and Awards
  • Phi Delta Phi – Legal Honors Paternity
Past Employment Positions
  • The Lawrence Law Firm, PLC, 2012 - 2015
  • 23rd Judicial Circuit of Virginia, Law Clerk, 2010 - 2011

Photos and videos

Contact David

GBSR Attorneys
111 E. Clay St
Salem, VA, 24153


5.0 / 5.0
  10 customer reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
J L Roanoke oct 2017
I highly recommend this law firm. Mr Robinson and the support staff are kind, understanding, knowledgeable. I was kept informed and my case was resolved quickly.
Posted by Rob | October 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David Robinson review
We hired David to represent us in two cases and were very pleased with his firm. He and his team displayed a hard work ethic and were very professional. They also offered support and guidance throughout the process, even on weekends and were always there to listen to our concerns. David's team knows the laws and it's obvious from their performance that they have the experience to handle any case. We would definitely use this firm again and highly recommend them.
Read less
Posted by Ashley C. | October 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Our lawyer for life!
David has assisted my family in two separate child custody cases. One was for physical custody of my husband's daughter. David was able to help my husband obtain physical custody of her by practicing ethically and with integrity. This was a lengthy and drawn out case with many complex across state line issues. He went above and beyond his call of duty to answer all of our questions and guided us in a way that we were within our legal rights and also protecting the best interest of the child. We had absolutely no issues getting in contact with him and were also able to establish a relationship with his assistant, Jessica. We trust David so much that we hired him to assist us in obtaining full physical and legal custody of a family member's child. We contacted him and the very next day, the papers were drafted and ready to be signed. David has always operated in a timely fashion for my family. We recommend him with glowing reviews to anyone who is in need of legal assistance for custody issues (and criminal matters) because we trust in his ability to get the job done every single time!
Read less
Posted by Sherri | October 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He knows his stuff
I have hired David to help me with multiple cases. In fact my entire family uses him. He represented me in a custody case that I had 2 lawyers previously not be able to help me. He then represented me in a criminal case that was dismissed. David is very attentive and helpful. He doesn’t make you feel like you are being ridiculous and he genuinely cares! He is very knowledgeable and knows the laws. It took 3 years for the other lawyers to get me no where and it took David less than a year to get it fixed. I recommend him to everyone I know!
Read less
Posted by Christina | October 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended lawyer
I hired David to represent me in a custody case that ended up lasting a year (due to the other party). David was there for me every step of the way. Any questions or concerns that I had he answered very promptly which was very unlike any other attorney I have ever come in contact with. It did not matter how small or large my question was David took it seriously and made sure every aspect of that question was answered. If your looking for an attorney who will work for you then you must hire David Robinson.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the Best.
Last year I made a terribly irresponsible decision and attempted to drive home after an evening of catching up with old friends at a local bar. Long story short I was arrested and charged with DUI and a bad one at that. I did not wreck and I did not harm anyone but my BAC was above .15 which is very bad in the eyes of the law and calls for some severe punishments. I decided on having David Robinson represent me on the charges and it is easily one of the best decisions I have ever made. David was very honest and up front about the potential punishment I could receive but was also very convincing and confident that everything would be ok. During the months leading up to my court date David and his team stayed in contact with me and kept me up to date on everything that was happening and kept me prepared for every possible outcome. When my day in court finally came I was able to walk out of the court room a free man. A little lighter in the wallet and with several months of obligations to fulfill for the courts but much better off than I would have been with any other Attorney. He was able to have me convicted of a 1st time DUI ( which it was) with a BAC of .08 and had my fines reduced to the mandatory minimum. If it wasn't for sentencing guidelines that could not be avoided I believe David would have had my sentence reduced even more. Not once did I feel like I didn't deserve punishment for my DUI but everyone makes mistakes and shouldn't always lose everything they have or have their lives ruined over a poor decision that was completely out of character. David Robinson without a doubt is one of the best Attorneys in the region and goes above and beyond for his clients in and out of the court room. I will never use another Attorney as long as he is practicing.
Read less
Posted by James | April 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
More than your average attorney
David represented my son on a serious drug charge that made my son a repeat offender. Mr. Robinson went above and beyond our expectations on the communication side, and did an awesome negotiation with the county of Botetourt. I would recommend to anybody that needs legal advice or above average representation. He not only knows his stuff, he can explain it to us "not so knowledgeable" people. His staff is expedient in getting any and all messages to him, and he's prompt in his response.
Read less
Posted by Ashley | September 8, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
David has represented me for numerous hearings both criminal and family court. He had always done a great job and kept honest with me the entire process. He is the only lawyer I will use in Roanoke. He is a great person and an aggressive, knowledgeable lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply amazing
Hired David for a custody case, he beat the crap out of my husband on the stand and got his visitation limited. He is a great attorney, sharp and aggressive.
Posted by Jason | July 28, 2015
Best Lawyer Ever
David is a younger attorney but he really knows the law and his way around the court room. I have had him represent me on a few different matters in various areas of the law and he has always done a top notch job.
View less reviews


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Gilbert Bird Sharpes & Robinson
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Gilbert Bird & Weston
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Lawrence Law Firm
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • 23rd Circuit State of VA
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Accountant
  • Advance Auto Parts
  • 2004 - 2006
View all work experience


  • Washington and Lee University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • Lark v. Western Heritage Ins. Co., 64 F. Supp. 3d 802
  • Motion granted in part and denied in part.


  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Superlawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Association Of Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Cum Laude Juris Doctorate Degree
  • Washington and Lee University
  • 2010


  • Washington and Lee Comparative Politics Practicum
  • Overturning Domo Constitutionality and Comparative Politics
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Lock Haven
  • Newlyweds
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
Endorse David
Unknown Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"David is a very smart, experienced attorney. He is always well-prepared and is a relentless advocate for his clients. I'm grateful for the opportunity to learn from him and to work with him. I highly recommend his services."
Family Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Robinson. He is knowledgeable and a passionate advocate for his clients. He is one of my go-to referrals for all family law matters."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David Robinson is a hardworking, honest attorney who puts up a hard and fair fight for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"David is a fantastic attorney. He always puts his client first. If you have legal issues, David is the attorney you want on your sife"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Robinson works incredibly hard for his clients, using his considerable personal and legal skills to advocate both in and out of court. Mr. Robinson listens and understands his clients needs, and you can always be certain that he will fight to get the best result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Few attorneys care for their clients like David. He is always invested in the outcome of his clients' case and you are guaranteed his full attention when you hire David as your attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am proud to endorse Mr. Robinson. He is a smart, dedicated family and criminal defense attorney who is well-liked by his clients and respected by his peers. I give him my highest recommendation."
View more endorsements
Salem Business Lawyer David Aaron Robinson
David Aaron Robinson
Business Attorney
Salem, VA
Licensed for 13 years
Free Consultation