David M. Levy

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David M. Levy


David Levy focuses his practice in the area of family law, and is trained in collaborative law. Mr. Levy has been practicing law since 1970 and has been with the Firm (or one of its predecessors) since 1993, and is a founding partner of the Firm. David knows that family law involves real people having real issues, and he derives great satisfaction in helping people to navigate through those issues and move on in their lives in a positive direction.

Mr. Levy graduated from Harvard College with a Bachelor of Arts and obtained his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Before entering private practice, he was a Founder and former Executive Director of the Virginia Legal Aid Society in Lynchburg, Virginia for twelve years. David was also a Civil Director for the National Legal Aid and Defender Association from 1976 to 1978, worked as the Chief Counsel and Executive Director of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Legal Aid Society from 1973 to 1976, and worked for Rhode Island Legal Services for a period of time. Mr. Levy is a frequent lecturer on domestic relations issues at the Northern Virginia Women’s Center and a former Adjunct Professor at the Central Virginia Community College where he taught legal research.

David is licensed to practice in all courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Among other professional associations and memberships throughout his career, Mr. Levy has served on the Fairfax Bar Association’s Special Committee on Legal Services and is currently a member of the Lawyer Referral Information Service Committee. He was a Founding Board Member of the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, on which he served from 1976 to 1984.

Mr. Levy has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV Preeminent rating for legal ability and ethical standards.

David is a native of Durham, North Carolina. In his spare time, David enjoys being involved in his neighborhood and community and is particularly proud of being the lead on a well-used neighborhood website.

Practice Areas
  • Appeals
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Division of Retirement Benefits
  • Divorce
  • Equitable Distribution of Assets
  • Family Law
  • Government Employee Divorce
  • High Net Worth Divorce
  • Marital Settlement Agreements
  • Military Divorce, Paternity
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Same Sex Family Law
  • Spousal Support/Alimony
Bar Admissions
  • Virginia
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • United States District Court, Western District of Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Professional Associations Memberships
  • Virginia State Bar – Member
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association – Member
  • Fairfax County Bar Association – Member
  • American Bar Association – Member
Publications and Speaking Engagements
  • Lecturer – Legal Aspects of Divorce and Separation and on Custody Issues, The Women’s Center, Vienna, Virginia
Reported Decisions and Notable Results
  • Lynchburg College v. Central Fidelity Bank, 242 Va, 292, 410 S.E.2d 617 (1991).
  • Pellegrin v. Pellegrin, 1996 Va. App. LEXIS 674 (Va. Ct. Appeals Oct. 29, 1996).
  • Shoup v. Shoup, 31 Va. App. 621, 525 S.E.2d 61 (2000).
  • Wolters v. Wolters, Record No. 0106-03-4, 2003 Va. App. LEXIS 585 (Va. Ct. App. Nov. 12, 2003).
  • Wiese v. Wiese, 46 Va. App. 399 (Va. Ct. App. 2005).
  • Olson v. Olson, 2009 Va. App. LEXIS 6 (Va. Ct. App. Jan. 13, 2009).
  • Ovissi v. Salemi, Record No. 2112-08-4, 2009 Va. App. LEXIS 378 (Va. Ct. App. Aug. 25, 2009).
  • Butterman v. Butterman, Record No. 3007-08-4, 2009 Va. App. LEXIS 365 (Va. Ct. App. Aug. 18, 2009).
  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Fairfax County Bar Association President’s Award
  • Best Lawyers in America for Family Law