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Criminal Defense Lawyer in Virginia

David Whaley of David Whaley LLC | Richmond, Virginia

A native of West Virginia, David Whaley earned his law degree from the University of Richmond. He founded the law firm of David Whaley LLC in Richmond in 1979. David focuses his practice in the areas of criminal defense and personal injury.

In addition to his legal practice, David has lectured at Virginia CLE, providing insight to other attorneys on the topic of defending drug cases.

Practice areas

  • Criminal law
  • DUI and DWI
  • Felonies
  • Drug offenses
  • Traffic offenses
  • Misdemeanors
  • Assaults
  • Weapons charges
  • Federal criminal law
  • Drug trafficking
  • Personal injury
  • Automobile accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Wrongful death
  • Commercial vehicle liability

Bar admissions

  • Virginia, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 1990

Education

  • J.D., University of Richmond

Memberships

  • Richmond and Virginia Bar Associations
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Richmond Criminal Bar Association
    • Former Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President and President
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Virginia College of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • American Inn of Court
  • NORML (Legal Committee)

Reported cases

  • United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit:
    • United States vs. Fulcher, 250 F.  3rd 244
  • United States District Court, Western District of Virginia:
    • United States vs. Fulcher, 188 F. Supp. 2nd 627
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia:
    • Colonial First Properties vs. Henrico County VA, 166 F. Supp. 2nd 1071
  • Virginia Supreme Court:

    • Commonwealth v. Taylor, 256 Va.514
    • Harris v. Commonwealth, 241 Va. 146
    • Coe v. Commonwealth, 231 Va. 83
    • Wright v. Commonwealth, 224 Va. 502
    • Stover v. Commonwealth, 222 Va. 618
  • Court of Appeals of Virginia:

    • Kromer v. Commonwealth, 45Va.App.812
    • Boyd v. County of Henrico, 42 Va. App. 495:
    • Boyd v. County of Henrico, 41 Va. App. 1
    • Raja v. Commonwealth, 40 Va. App. 710
    • Yancey v. Commonwealth, 30 Va. App. 510
    • Lewis v. Commonwealth, 26 Va. App. 113
    • Clifton v. Commonwealth, 22 Va. App. 178
    • Richmond v. Commonwealth, 22 Va. App 257
    • Deer v. Commonwealth, 17 Va. App. 730
    • Timmons v. Commonwealth, 15 Va. App. 196
    • Bolda v. Commonwealth 15, Va. App. 315
    • Darnell v. Commonwealth, 12 V Va. App. a. App. 948
    • Boblett v. Commonwealth, 10 Va. App. 640
    • Harris v. Commonwealth 9, Va. App. 355.
    • Bosworth v. Commonwealth, 7 Va. App. 567
    • Wynn v. Commonwealth, 5 Va. App. 283
    • Dickerson v. Commonwealth, 2 Va. App. 473

Let David Whaley LLC fight for you

Every individual has the right to a strong defense. At the Richmond, Virginia criminal defense law firm of David Whaley LLC, every client is treated with the same level of respect and attention, regardless of the size of your case. Contact me online or call my office at 804-643-0147 to discuss your criminal defense or plaintiff’s personal injury case today.