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Top Rated Consumer Law Attorney in Petersburg, VA

Dale W. Pittman
The Law Office of Dale W. Pittman, P.C.
112-A West Tabb Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
Phone Work 804-861-6000
Fax Fax 804-861-3368
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2016
Licensed Since: 1976
Education: University of Richmond School of Law
Practice Areas: Consumer Law


Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2016

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Petersburg, Virginia attorney Dale W. Pittman maintains a statewide consumer protection litigation practice with a primary focus on debt collection harassment and abuse cases under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and other consumer financial services industry misconduct. Dale is currently involved in numerous challenges to improper employment background check practices that result in false background information interfering with the ability to get or to maintain a job.  

Dale's litigation of consumer protection cases has resulted in many published opinions furthering the rights of victims of consumer credit overreaching and abuse. Wideraching class actions settlements in his cases have protected the rights of consumers throughout Virginia and across America. In recognition of his achievements and dedication to serving the underprivileged, Dale has received several honors, including the 2007 Consumer Attorney of the Year Award from the National Association of Consumer Advocates, a "Leader in the Law 2010" award from Virginia Lawyers Weekly and the 2010 John Kent Shumate Jr. Advocate of the Year Award from the Virginia Poverty Law Center. The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association will recognize Dale as only the fifth recipient of its Oliver White Hill Courageous Advocate Award at the VTLA's 2014 annual convention next March, an award periodically presented to an advocate who has demonstrated courage and commitment to the ideals of justice in representing an individual or cause at considerable personal risk. Dale is a frequently featured speaker on consumer law issues for legal continuing legal education events, and has contributed to numerous National Consumer Law Center publications.

About Dale Pittman

Law School: University of Richmond School of Law

Admitted: 1976, Virginia

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Honors and Awards:

  • Recipient of the Virginia State Bar Legal Aid Award, 1996
  • Recipient, Virginia Poverty Law Center's 2010 John Kent Shumate, Jr. Advocate of the Year Award
  • Recipient, Virginia Lawyers Weekly "Leader in the Law 2010" Award

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Oliver White Hill Courageous Advocate Award , 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Past President of the Petersburg Bar Association
  • Chair, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Consumer Law Section

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Chair, Legal Services Corporation of Virginia Board of Directors, 2014

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Lectured on Consumer Law for Virginia CLE, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the National Association of Consumer Advocates, the National Consumer Law Center, the Naval Justice School
  • Lectured on Consumer Law for the American Bar Association

Representative Clients:

  • Goodrow v. Friedman & MacFadyen, P.A., 788 F. Supp. 2d 464 (E.D. Va. 2011), 2011
  • Karnette v. Wolpoff & Abramson, L.L.P., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20794 (E.D. Va. March 23), 2007
  • Talbott v. GC Services Limited Partnership, 191 F.R.D. 99 (W.D. Va.), 2000
  • Woodard v. Online Information Servs., 191 F.R.D. 502 (E.D.N.C., Jan. 19), 2000
  • Bicking v. Law offices of Rubenstein and Cogan, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 48623 (E.D. Va.), 2011
  • Karnette v. Wolpoff & Abramson, L.L.C.,  2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 53382 (E.D. Va.), 2006
  • Turner v. Shenandoah Legal Group, et al., 2006 U.S. Dist. Lexis 39341 (E.D. Va.), 2006
  • Jones v. Vest, 2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18413 (E.D. Va.), 2000
  • Talbott v. GC Services Limited Partnership, 53 F. Supp. 2d 846 (W.D. Va.), 1999
  • Morgan v. Credit Adjustment Board, 999 F. Supp. 803 (E.D.Va.), 1998
  • Withers v. Eveland, 988 F. Supp. 942 (E.D. Va.), 1997
  • Creighton v. Emporia Credit Service, Inc., 981 F. Supp. 411 (E.D. Va.), 1997

Educational Background:

  • Univesity of Richmond School of Law, 1976
  • Hampden-Sydney College, 1971
Last Updated: 9/28/2015
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