David Whaley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Richmond, VA

David Whaley LLC
 | 100 West Franklin Street, Suite 301
Richmond, VA 23220
Phone: 804-643-0147
Fax: 804-648-5514
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009, 2011 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (60%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%)
Attorney Profile

David Whaley, founder of The Law Offices of David Whaley, LLC, brings more than 30 years of experience to his legal practice. Representing those accused of crimes of all types and degrees, Mr. Whaley is a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom. Not only has he represented clients in his community and throughout Virginia, but he has also represented many clients in federal courts across the United States. In total, he has tried over 350 jury trial cases.

As a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Whaley represents clients charged with DUI/DWI, misdemeanors, felonies, weapon charges, drug offenses, traffic offenses, assault and more. He has been instrumental in several successful acquittals including drug conspiracies, first-degree murder charges and white collar crimes.

Additionally, as a personal injury attorney, Mr. Whaley represents clients who have been injured in traumatic vehicle accidents and victimized by the death of a family member. He represents clients with cases including car, truck and motorcycle accidents; wrongful death claims; and commercial vehicle liability claims.

Recognized for his high ethical standards and dedication to integrity, Mr. Whaley has been listed by Martindale-Hubbell as AV Preeminent.* His passion, dedication and focus on excellence demonstrate his willingness to work hard for his clients. Mr. Whaley is a member of the Richmond Bar Association, the Virginia Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Virginia College of Criminal Defense Attorneys. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (60%)

Personal Injury - General (20%)

Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2009, 2011 - 2019

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About David Whaley

Admitted: 1979, Virginia

Professional Webpage: http://www.davidwhaleylaw.com/attorney-profile/

Honors/Awards:

  • Martindale-Hubbell as AV Preeminent*

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Virginia State Bar
  • Former Secretary, Richmond Criminal Bar Association
  • Treasurer, Richmond Criminal Bar Association
  • Vice President, Richmond Criminal Bar Association
  • President, Richmond Criminal Bar Association
  • Member, Virginia Bar Association
  • Member, Richmond Bar Association
  • Member, Legal Committee, NORML
  • Member, American Inn of Court
  • Member, Virginia College of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1979
  • Virginia, 1979

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Faculty, Virginia CLE, Defending Drug Cases.

Representative Clients:

  • Dickerson v. Commonwealth, 2 Va. App. 473, Court of Appeals of Virginia
  • Wynn v. Commonwealth, 5 Va. App. 283, Court of Appeals of Virginia
  • Bosworth v. Commonwealth, 7 Va. App. 567, Court of Appeals of Virginia
  • Harris v. Commonwealth 9, Va. App. 355., Court of Appeals of Virginia
  • Boblett v. Commonwealth, 10 Va. App. 640, Court of Appeals of Virginia
  • Darnell v. Commonwealth, 12 V Va. App. a. App. 948, Court of Appeals of Virginia
  • Bolda v. Commonwealth 15, Va. App. 315, Court of Appeals of Virginia
  • Timmons v. Commonwealth, 15 Va. App. 196, Court of Appeals of Virginia
  • Richmond v. Commonwealth, 22 Va. App 257, Court of Appeals of Virginia
  • Clifton v. Commonwealth, 22 Va. App. 178, Court of Appeals of Virginia
  • Lewis v. Commonwealth, 26 Va. App. 113, Court of Appeals of Virginia
  • Yancey v. Commonwealth, 30 Va. App. 510, Court of Appeals of Virginia
  • Raja v. Commonwealth, 40 Va. App. 710, Court of Appeals of Virginia
  • Boyd v. County of Henrico, 41 Va. App. 1, Court of Appeals of Virginia
  • Deer v. Commonwealth, 17 Va. App. 730, Court of Appeals of Virginia
  • Boyd v. County of Henrico, 42 Va. App. 495, Court of Appeals of Virginia
  • Kromer v. Commonwealth, 45Va.App.812, Court of Appeals of Virginia
  • Stover v. Commonwealth, 222 Va. 618, Virginia Supreme Court
  • Wright v. Commonwealth, 224 Va. 502, Virginia Supreme Court
  • Coe v. Commonwealth, 231 Va. 83, Virginia Supreme Court
  • Harris v. Commonwealth, 241 Va. 146, Virginia Supreme Court
  • Commonwealth v. Taylor, 256 Va.514, Virginia Supreme Court
  • Colonial First Properties vs. Henrico County VA, 166 F. Supp. 2nd 1071, United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States vs. Fulcher, 188 F. Supp. 2nd 627, United States District Court, Western District of Virginia
  • United States vs. Fulcher, 250 F. 3rd 244, United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit

Educational Background:

  • University of Richmond, B.A., 1977
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Office Location for David Whaley

100 West Franklin Street
Suite 301
Richmond, VA 23220

Phone: 804-643-0147

Fax: 804-648-5514

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Last Updated: 11/21/2017

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