David E. Bateman Partner

Dave is an aggressive, results-driven, trial lawyer who enjoys helping his clients succeed.  Dave’s practice is dedicated entirely to civil litigation in the areas real estate, probate and fiduciary claims, business disputes, creditors’ rights, contracts, and divorce and custody.  For more than a decade, Dave has helped clients to resolve complex disputes both inside and outside the courtroom.  Because his clients range from national lending institutions to small business and individuals, Dave excels in tailoring common-sense solutions to each client’s specific problem.  He is responsive, dedicated, and strategic.  Dave has appeared as a distinguished guest on the television show Probate Nation to discuss fiduciary and probate litigation and his work has been widely featured in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly.  He is the recipient of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association’s Trial Advocacy Award.  Dave currently serves as a committee member of the Fairfax Bar Association’s Circuit Court Committee and as an arbitrator appointed to the District of Columbia Bar’s Attorney/Client Arbitration Board.


  • LL.M, summa cum laude, The George Washington University Law School
  • J.D., cum laude, Regent University Law School
  • B.A., cum laude, Brigham Young University


  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia


  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Fairfax County Bar Association
  • Member of the Fairfax Bar Association Circuit Court Committee
  • Arbitrator for District of Columbia Bar Attorney Client Arbitration Board

David E. Bateman

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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Probate and Fiduciary Litigation
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Contract Disputes
  • Creditor’s Rights and Collections
  • Divorce and Custody
  • Landlord and Tenant