David W. Thomas


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David is a partner in the firm whose practice primarily focuses on business litigation, business/employer counseling, fiduciary litigation, including will challenges, and trust lawsuits. He also has extensive experience in construction litigation, securities litigation and arbitration, and real estate disputes. A native of Virginia, David attended Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria before matriculating to Swarthmore College and the University Of Virginia School Of Law.  Following graduation, David Clerked for the Honorable Danny C. Reeves in federal district court in Kentucky, where he was exposed to a wide array of federal litigation as well as appellate litigation before the Sixth Circuit. David then moved to Washington, D.C., to practice with a large national firm based out of Palo Alto, California, representing technology companies in commercial, securities, and antitrust litigation. David then moved to a regional litigation firm, where he practiced in the area of products liability before returning to Charlottesville. David lives in Charlottesville with his wife and two young daughters. As a result of the latter, he has no meaningful hobbies, though he does own golf clubs and occasionally pretends he can play.

Virginia State Bar 7th District Disciplinary Committee 2013-2019

Ad Hoc Committee to Study Notice Provision, Appointed by C.J. Kinser 2013

Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Business Litigation Section Member

Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association, Secretary/Treasurer 2009-2010

Bench/Bar Committee 2015-2018

Editor, Matthew Bender’s Current Legal Forms, Chapter VIII-A Commercial Transactions

Editor, Virginia Business Torts, 2019 Edition

Virginia Super Lawyers, Business Litigation Rising Star 2020

Ronald McDonald House of Charlottesville, Board of Directors 2015-Present

Albemarle Country Service Authority, Board of Directors 2009-2013

UVaClub of Charlottesville: Chairman, Schools Committee 2008-2010

UVaClub of Charlottesville: President, Schools Committee 2010-2013

Leadership Charlottesville Class of 2010

Leadership Charlottesville Alumni Association

Adjunct Faculty University of Virginia School of Law 2009-Present

Recent Updates to Commercial Law, Virginia CLE 2010-Present

Bar Admissions

Virginia State Bar


Swarthmore College, B.A. magna cum laude 2002

University of Virginia School Of Law, J.D. 2005

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