David A. Oblon

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Arlington, VA

Albo & Oblon, L.L.P.
 | 2200 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 1201, Courthouse Plaza
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-312-0410
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (60%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Employment & Labor (20%)
Attorney Profile

As the co-founder and managing partner of Albo & Oblon, L.L.P., with offices in Arlington, Fairfax, and Staunton, Virginia, David A. Oblon has over 20 years of negotiation, litigation and trial experience. Representing clients throughout Virginia and the District of Columbia, his primary practice areas include criminal law (including serious traffic cases, such as DUI), employment law, and civil litigation. Mr. Oblon has secured favorable outcomes for his clients in a number of high-profile criminal defense cases as well as major contract disputes.

In 1990, Mr. Oblon received a Bachelor of Arts in international affairs from the George Washington University. He subsequently attended George Mason University School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1994. Admitted to practice in Virginia and the District of Columbia, Mr. Oblon is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia and the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th and Federal Circuits and the Supreme Court of the United States. He has also been appointed as a Commissioner in Chancery of the Arlington County Circuit Court, where he adjudicates post-judgment interrogatories and other matters that are referred to him.

A prominent member of the region's legal community, Mr. Oblon has been frequently asked to share his experiences at continuing legal education seminars and other groups of fellow members of the bar and is active in several professional groups, including the Arlington County Bar Association, the Arlington County Bar Foundation and the Virginia State Bar. Highly regarded by his peers, he has received a 10.0 "Superb" rating from Avvo.

 
Practice Areas

Criminal Defense (60%)
Civil Litigation (20%)
Employment & Labor (20%)

Criminal Defense (60%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Civil Litigation (20%)

Employment & Labor (20%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Employment & Labor: Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017

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About David Oblon

Admitted 1995, Virginia

Professional Webpage: http://www.albo-oblon.com/attorneys/david-a-oblon/

Honors and Awards:

  • "Foundation's Finest" by Arlington County Bar Foundation, 2015 - 2012
  • "Best Lawyers" by Washingtonian magazine, 2015, 2013, 2011
  • "Super Lawyer" by Thomson Reuters 2016-2006
  • "Top Criminal Lawyers" by Northern Virginia magazine, 2014, 2012, 2010
  • "Legal Elite" by Virginia Business magazine, 2014-2002
  • "Leaders in the Law" by Virginia Lawyers' Weekly, 2008
  • "Power Player of the Year for Litigation" by SmartCEO magazine, 2013
  • "Top 40 Lawyers Under 40" by Washingtonian magazine, 2006

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Vice-Chairman, Arlington VASAP, 2008 - present.
  • Chairman, Fundraising Committee, Arlington County Bar Foundation, 2015 - present; 2013 - 2011.
  • Board Member, Virginia Israel Advisory Board, 2012 - present.
  • Board of Directors, Virginia State Bar, 17th Circuit, July 2015-2009.
  • Board of Directors, Arlington County Bar Foundation, 2007 to present
  • Board of Directors, Arlington VASAP, 2001 to present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia - 1996
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia - February 6, 2006
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit - October 3, 2011
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 1996
  • United States Supreme Court - January 10, 2005
  • District of Columbia Bar (District of Columbia Court of Appeals and Superior Court) - 1996
  • Virginia State Bar (The Supreme Court of Virginia and all lower state courts) - April 27, 1995
  • United States Court of Federal Claims - June 9, 2011
  • Secretary, Arlington County Bar Foundation, 2011 - 2012
  • Vice-Chairman, Arlington County Bar Foundation, 2012 - 2013
  • Chairman, Arlington County Bar Foundation, 2013
  • Arlington County Bar Association, Judicial Selection Committee, 2008 - 2010
  • Board of Directors, Arlington County Bar Association, 2006 - 2010
  • Member, Virginia State Bar, Rule 17 Task Force, April 2010
  • Board of Directors, Legal Services of Northern Virginia, 2008 - 2011

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Moot Court Judge - GMUSL, Annually since 2008
  • Adult Education Committee, Washington Hebrew Congregation, 2012 to present (Co-Chairman, 2014 to present)
  • Board of Directors, Washington Hebrew Congregation, 2014 to present
  • Rabbinic Search Committee, Washington Hebrew Congregation, 2013
  • CCPTA Representative, PTA - Jamestown Elementary School, 2007 - 2010
  • Merit Badge Counselor: Cycling, Law, Boy Scout Troop 106, 2010
  • Den Leader, Cub Scouts, Pack 641, 2003 - 2008
  • Assistant Cub Master, Cub Scouts, Pack 641, 2009 - 2010
  • Cub Master, Cub Scouts, Pack 641, 2008 - 2009
  • State Senate nominee, Arlington County Republican Committee, 1995

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • "Cyber Security and the Law: Addressing Compliance, Complexity, and Confusion" - George Mason University School of Law Critical Infrastructure Protection Program and the Cyber Security Industry Alliance - Arlington, Virginia - March 22, 2005
  • "Real Evidence for the Trial Practitioner in Virginia," - Lorman Institute - Apr. 27, 2005
  • "Hiring and Firing Employees," - NBI - Jan. 24, 2003
  • "Litigation Skills" - IPE - May 23, 2002
  • "Non-Compete Agreements" - Arlington County Bar Assn. - Nov. 14, 2001
  • "Virginia's New E-Commerce Laws" - George Mason University School of Law - Arlington, Virginia - June 7, 2001
  • "Criminal Law" - Arlington County Office of the Public Defender - Jun. 23, 2005
  • "Statutory Updates for Judges" - Northern Virginia General District Courts Judicial Conference  - Fairfax - March 4, 2011
  • "Criminal Law" - Arlington County Bar Assn. - Jun. 8, 2002
  • "Statutory Updates for Judges" - Northern Virginia General District Courts Judicial Conference - Fairfax - May 15, 2009
  • "The Basics of Criminal Law Practice - From Arrest to Acquittal" - Virginia CLE - David Oblon - September 13, 2011
  • "Institute for Substitute Judges" - Supreme Court of Virginia - Alexandria - March 30, 2011
  • "Defense of Serious Traffic Cases in Virginia" - Virginia CLE - Richmond and Fairfax with replays across Virginia - David Oblon - September 26-27, 2011
  • "Statutory Update for Judges" - Northern Virginia General District Courts Judicial Conference - Fairfax - David Oblon - March 23, 2012
  • "Statutory Update for Judges" - Northern Virginia General District Courts Judicial Conference - Fairfax - David Oblon - March 23, 2012
  • "Institute for Substitute Judges" - Supreme Court of Virginia - Emergency Vehicle Operations Center, Nokesville, Va. - David Oblon - July 27, 2012
  • "Institute for Substitute Judges" - Supreme Court of Virginia - Manassas Regional Airport, Manassas, Va. - David Oblon - July 9, 2013
  • "Employment Law 101"  - George Mason University School of Law - Arlington, Virginia - June 22, 2000
  • "DUI Defense in Virginia - Special Cases and How to Win Them" - Virginia CLE - Richmond and Fairfax with replays throughout Virginia - David Oblon - September 19-20, 2012
  • "Statutory Update for Judges" - Northern Virginia General District Courts Judicial Conference - Fairfax - David Oblon - March 22, 2013
  • "Northern Virginia Motions Practice: An Overview" George Mason University School of Law - Arlington, Virginia - June 16, 1999
  • "Defending Serious Traffic Cases" - Virginia CLE - Fairfax/Richmond - September 23, 2009
  • "Ethical Issues in Criminal Law" - Arlington County Bar Association - Arlington - September 30, 2009
  • "Institute for Substitute Judges" - Supreme Court of Virginia - Alexandria - January 27, 2010
  • "Institute for Substitute Judges" - Supreme Court of Virginia - Alexandria - June 28, 2010
  • "DUI Defense - Smart Strategy, Creative Tactics" - Virginia CLE - Fairfax, Charlottesville (replays in Alexandria, Fredericksburg, Hampton, Richmond, Roanoke, Abingdon, Danville, Tyson’s Corner, Virginia Beach, Warrenton, and Winchester) - September 22 and 24, 2010
  • "Statutory Updates for Judges" - Northern Virginia General District Courts Judicial Conference - Fairfax - March 16, 2010
  • "Comparative Jurisdiction CLE" - Fairfax County. Bar Assn. - Oct. 18, 2002
  • "The Economic Espionage Act: A New Federal Regime of Trade Secret Protection," J. of the Pat. and Trade. Off., Vol. 79, 191-210, 1997
  • "The Economic Espionage Act: A Prosecution Update," J. of Pat. and Trade. Off., Vol. 80, 360-368, May 1998
  • "The Economic Espionage Act: Federal Protection for Corporate Trade Secrets," Computer Lawyer, Vol. 16, 14 March 1999

Educational Background:

  • George Washington University, B.A. in International Affairs, 1990
Office Location for David A. Oblon

2200 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 1201
Courthouse Plaza
Arlington, VA 22201

Phone: 703-312-0410

 

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