David E. Bateman Partner

David is a trial lawyer with more than a decade of courtroom experience. His practice is dedicated entirely to civil litigation. David has successfully handled complex litigation for clients in trial and appellate cases before state and federal courts. He represents both individuals and businesses in a broad array of litigation including real estate issues, business suits, contract disputes, probate, and fiduciary claims, divorce and custody, collections, and creditors’ rights. David is knowledgeable, strategic, and aggressive. He excels in finding common-sense solutions to resolve his client’s real-life problems, whether in or out of the courtroom.

David has appeared as a distinguished guest on the television show Probate Nation to discuss fiduciary and probate litigation.  He is the recipient of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association’s Trial Advocacy Award.  David currently serves as a committee member of the Fairfax Bar Association’s Circuit Court Committee and as an arbitrator on the District of Columbia Bar’s Attorney/Client Arbitration Board.


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


  • Virginia State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • 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
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Divorce and Custody
  • Contract Disputes
  • Creditor’s Rights and Collections
  • Probate and Fiduciary Litigation
  • Landlord and Tenant