David E. Bateman Partner

Mr. Bateman is an aggressive, results-driven, trial lawyer who enjoys helping his clients succeed.  Mr. Bateman’s practice is dedicated entirely to civil litigation in areas that include real estate and title, trusts and estates, business, collections, contracts, fraud, and divorce and custody.  For more than a decade, Mr. Bateman 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, he excels in tailoring common-sense solutions to each client’s specific problem.  He is responsive, dedicated, and strategic.

Mr. Bateman is recognized by the The National Trial Lawyers as one of the “Top 10 Probate and Estate Trial Lawyers” in Virginia, and he has appeared as a disguished guest on the television show Probate Nation to discuss estate related litigation.  Mr. Bateman currently serves as an officer and member of the Virginia State Bar’s Fifth District Disciplinary Committee, which regulates and reviews complaints of lawyer misconduct. He serves as a arbitrator on the District of Columbia Bar’s  Attorney Client Arbitration Board, where he has presided over fee disputes in the tens of millions of dollars.  And he serves as a committee member of the Fairfax County Bar Association’s Circuit Court Committee.  Mr. Bateman is the recipient of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association’s Trial Advocacy Award and his work has been widely featured in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly.


  • LL.M, summa cum laude, The George Washington University Law School (2008)
  • J.D., cum laude, Regent University Law School (2007)
  • B.A., cum laude, Brigham Young University (2002)


  • 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

David E. Bateman

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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Business and Commercial
  • Contract Disputes
  • Construction
  • Fraud
  • Collections
  • Divorce and Custody
  • Landlord and Tenant