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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 - 2022
Licensed in Virginia Since: 1979
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (60%), Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (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
  • 60%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Selections

13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009, 2011 - 2022

About David Whaley

First Admitted: 1979

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

Honors/Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell as AV Preeminent*

Educational Background

  • University of Richmond, B.A., 1977

Representative Clients

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

Bar/Professional Activity

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Faculty, Virginia CLE, Defending Drug Cases.
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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

Last Updated: 1/3/2022

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