David B. Albo

David Albo is recognized by most people as a criminal defense attorney.  This is most likely due the fact that such cases tend to grab headlines.  It is also due to his work as House Chairman of the Courts of Justice (Judiciary) Committee in Virginia’s state legislature.  Many outside the court system and legal community don’t realize that Mr. Albo is an accomplished litigator in both criminal and civil litigation.

In his early years of practice, over 20 years ago, Mr. Albo served as a public defender and later as a prosecutor.  This put him in court almost every day, teaching him powerful trial skills.  Over the years, he has tried civil and criminal cases in numerous Virginia county courts and the Federal District Court of Alexandria.  Mr. Albo has argued cases before the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Court of Appeals of Virginia, and the federal Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.   He currently concentrates his practice in employment law, civil litigation, and criminal law.

Few are as intimate with Virginia law as Mr. Albo.  As a veteran legislative leader, Mr. Albo has helped write many of the Virginia civil procedure changes since 2006 (e.g. merging law and equity, creating the Bill of Complaint as the primary civil pleading, changing jurisdictional limits of the courts, and overseeing nearly every modern evidentiary law change).  He has also overseen or drafted  most of Virginia’s criminal law changes (e.g. elimination of parole, a massive re-drafting of the DUI laws, and most of Virginia’s anti gang laws.)

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Education:   

University of Richmond, JD (1988);

University of Virginia, BA, Economics (1984)

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Honors:             

“Best Lawyers” by Washingtonian magazine (2011)

“Top Lawyers” by Washingtonian magazine (2004)

Leaders in the Law” by Virginia Lawyers’ Weekly (2010)

“Top Criminal Lawyers” by Northern Virginia magazine (2014, 2012, 2010)

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 Public Service:                 

 Virginia General Assembly, House of Delegates (This is Virginia’s state legislature).

-House Chairman, Court of Justice (Judiciary) Committee (2006-present);

-Elected Delegate (Representative of Southern Fairfax County) (1994 – present).  David Albo is the most senior legislator in Northern Virginia.

Guardian ad litem for Abused and Neglected Children (This court-appointed position represents the legal “best interests” of a child) (1988-1994)

West Springfield Civic Association

-President (1989-1993)

Pets2Vets (This organization helps place therapeutic pets with veterans diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder “PTSD”).

-Board of Directors

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Classes Taught to Other Lawyers:

Updates in the Law — Fairfax County Bar Association — Fairfax, Va. — David Albo — April 30, 2013

Recent Updates in the Law — Virginia Trial Lawyers Association — Williamsburg, Va. — David Albo — March 23, 2013

Recent Updates in the Law – Virginia Bar Association — David Albo — July 2012

Updates in the Law – Virginia Trial Lawyers Association — David Albo — April, 2012

United States Marine Corps “Stand Down” — Quantico, Virginia — (Lecture to over 100 Marines on criminal law) November 22, 2011

How to Become a Judge in Virginia – Northern Virginia Black Attorneys Association — Fairfax — David Albo — October 28, 2011.

Legislative Updates — Fairfax County Bar Association — May 5, 2011

Recent Updates on the Law – Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (Statewide Conference) — Warm Springs, Virginia — April 2, 2011

Virginia Employment Law Basics– Dulles Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) – March 16, 2011

 Recent Updates on the Law – Various organizations, including the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Commonwealth Attorney’s Association, Fairfax County Bar Association, and Arlington County Bar Association, among others – 2010-1998.

Cyber Security and the Law: Addressing Compliance, Complexity, and Confusion—George Mason University School of Law Critical Infrastructure Protection Program and the Cyber Security Industry Alliance — Arlington, Virginia — March 22, 2005

Virginia’s New E-Commerce Laws — George Mason University School of Law — Arlington, Virginia — June 7, 2001

Employment Law 101 — George Mason University School of Law — Arlington, Virginia — June 22, 2000

Northern Virginia Motions Practice: An Overview — George Mason University School of Law — Arlington, Virginia — June 16, 1999

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Publications:

 University of Richmond Law Review. 

Virginia Immigration Law Review.