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Dale W. Pittman

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Top Rated Consumer Law Attorney in Petersburg, VA

The Law Office of Dale W. Pittman, P.C.
112-A West Tabb Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
Phone: 804-861-6000
Fax: 804-861-3368
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2022
Licensed in Virginia Since: 1976
Practice Areas: Consumer Law
Attorney Profile

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.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Consumer Law


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2022

About Dale W. Pittman

First Admitted: 1976, Virginia

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lectured on Consumer Law for the American Bar Association
  • 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

Educational Background

  • Univesity of Richmond School of Law, 1976
  • Hampden-Sydney College, 1971


  • Recipient, Virginia Poverty Law Center's John Kent Shumate, Jr. Advocate of the Year Award, 2010
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Oliver White Hill Courageous Advocate Award , 2014
  • Virginia Law Foundation Fellow, 2021
  • Recipient of the Virginia State Bar Legal Aid Award, 1996
  • Recipient, Virginia Lawyers Weekly "Leader in the Law" Award, 2010

Representative Clients

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

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Chair, Legal Services Corporation of Virginia Board of Directors, 2014
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Office Location for Dale W. Pittman

112-A West Tabb Street
Petersburg, VA 23803

Phone: 804-861-6000

Fax: 804-861-3368

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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