DAVID B. ALBO

DAVID B. ALBO

EXPERIENCE

For almost three decades people in trouble have looked to Dave Albo to get them through difficult times. This is not only because of his vast legal experience in representing people charged with crimes (with 30 years in the field, Mr. Albo is not learning on the job – he has seen it before), but also because Dave Albo has strong community ties and treats the people who come to him as people and not as just “clients.”
Dave Albo has practiced law for 29 years. At the start of his legal career, he served as the Fairfax City Prosecutor for three years. (Once elected to the Virginia House of Delegates, he was no longer allowed to be a Prosecutor). During his former career as a Prosecutor, he handled dockets of often 30 or more cases which ran the gamut of law: DUI, Assault & Battery, Disorderly Conduct, Driving on Suspended / Without License, Reckless Driving, Possession of Marijuana… the list goes on and on. Mr. Albo dealt with these types of charges each and every day he was in court – an intense way to learn the law! In addition to that, Mr. Albo represented clients in Northern Virginia Courts and Federal Court for serious felony charges, including Possession of Narcotics, Distribution of Narcotics, Embezzlement, Government Contracts Fraud, Malicious Wounding, Felony DUI, to name a few. We estimate that Dave Albo has handled over 10,000 cases in his career.
In addition to Mr. Albo’s vast legal experience, he is a sought-after lecturer for continuing education classes. He teaches Criminal, DUI, and Reckless Driving Defense Law, Recent Updates on the Law, and Alcoholic Beverage Control Law to other Virginia lawyers at leading Continuing Legal Education programs. Recently he was asked by the Federal Reserve to teach their regulators on possible criminal activities in Fantasy Sports Gaming. In other words, lawyers pay to have Dave Albo teach them how to practice law, and government agencies ask Dave Albo to teach their employees the law.
Even national media has sought out Dave Albo for his opinions on the law. Mr. Albo appears regularly in the national broadcast news for CNN, Fox News, NBC, ABC, The Today Show and Dateline.
Finally, it is not just Albo & Oblon telling you that Mr. Albo is highly qualified. A number of third party organizations have recognized Mr. Albo. For example, he has been:

  • Honored four times by Washingtonian Magazine as a Top Attorney,
  • Honored five times by Northern Virginia Magazine as one of the area’s top lawyers,
  • Awarded the state-wide “Leader In The Law” designation from Virginia Lawyers Weekly for his work as an elected member of the Virginia House of Delegates, where he is Chairman of the Courts of Justice Committee that writes the criminal and civil laws for the Commonwealth.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Mr. Albo grew up in West Springfield. He has served as a guardian for abused children, President of the West Springfield Civic Association, and Springfield representative on the Fairfax County Transportation Commission.
In 1993, Mr. Albo was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He is now the 7th most senior member of the 100-Member House. He has been Chairman of the House of Delegates Courts of Justice (“Judiciary”) Committee for over a decade. This is the committee that writes all of Virginia’s criminal and civil laws and oversees the selection of Judges. Mr. Albo is also the longest serving member on the House of Delegates Sub-Committee on Alcohol, Gaming and Tobacco. In addition, Mr. Albo presently serves on the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission and the State Commission on Domestic Violence.

Education

University of Richmond, JD (1988);
University of Virginia, BA, Economics (1984)


Classes Taught to Other Lawyers
Fantasy Gaming Act – Federal Reserve – December 2016.
Wine Law: Hot Topics in Liquor Law — Fairfax Bar Association — May 19, 2016.
Judicial Evaluations — the Supreme Court of Virginia’s Circuit Court Judicial Conference — Williamsburg — May 10, 2016.
Recent Developments in the Law — Virginia Trial Lawyers Association — April 2, 2016.
Development of Craft Beer Law — National Alcoholic Beverage Control Association — March 15, 2016.
Updates on the Law — Fairfax Bar Association — Fairfax, Va. — David Albo — April 29, 2015.
Transportation Safety Laws: DUI, Reckless Driving, and Other Serious Traffic Laws — Supreme Court of Virginia’s General District Court Judicial Conference — Norfolk, Va. — David Albo — September 29, 2014
Winery and Vineyard Law — National Business Institue — Fairfax, Va. — David Albo — October 27, 2014
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

Publications

University of Richmond Law Review – Virginia Immigration Law Review.

ACCOLADES

"Best Lawyers," by Washingtonian magazine (2015, 2013, 2011, 2004).**
"AV-Preeminent" byMartindale-Hubbell(2015). This is their highest ranking for legal ability and ethics. **
"Legal Elite," by Virginia Business magazine(2015-2006; 2003, 2002).*
""Power Player of the Year for Litigation," by SmartCEO magazine (2013).*
"Leaders in the Law," by
"Top Criminial Lawyers," by Northern Virginia magazine (2014, 2012,2010).**
Super Lawyers," by Thomson Reuters (2015-2006). *
* This award is given annually
** This award is given every two years
*** This award can only be given once