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David M. Levy

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David M. Levy is a native of Durham, North Carolina. Mr. Levy currently lives in Falls Church, Virginia. Before entering private practice, Mr. Levy was a Founder and former Executive Director of the Virginia Legal Aid Society in Lynchburg, Virginia for twelve years. Mr. Levy also was 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.

In 1993, Mr. Levy entered private practice, became a Shareholder of Surovell, Jackson, Colten & Dugan, P.C. in 1996 and is a founding Member of the Firm.

Mr. Levy received his B.A. from Harvard College in 1967 and his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1970, where he was distinguished as a Reginald Heber Smith Scholar. Mr. Levy was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 1970 and the Rhode Island Bar in 1973. Mr. Levy is licensed to practice before all state courts in Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. 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. Mr. Levy was a Founding Board Member of the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia which he served on from 1976 to 1984.

He is also a Member of the Fairfax Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and American Bar Association. He 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. Mr. Levy practices primarily in the area of Family Law. He also has experience in Civil and Commercial Litigation.

Please describe a case in the last year or two where you made a big difference.

My client, a school teacher, needed the financial support due her from her potential share of her husband's retirement, in order to make ends meet. We made it happen, despite his opposition.

How did you build a successful practice?

By being dependable, direct, and communicative with my clients, the public, and the courts.

What should clients look for in a lawyer?

The ability of that attorney to communicate directly and to understand the client's needs and to demonstrate the ability timely to meet a client's needs.

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?

Local knowledge is highly important, particularlyy as to the local judges and court procedures to allow efficient handling of a case and to know how to make a good result happen.

What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?

In a free phone consultation, I can usually give a quick synopsis of the possible problems and outcomes of a client's situation.

What information do you need in a free phone consultation?

There are a standard set of questions I ask, to elicit the relevant information.

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?

Intelligence, competence, and calmness.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

To follow up afterwards and to see my client living the life he or she wants.

What are your other interests in addition to law?

Being a good neighbor in my wonderful neighborhood.

Are you involved in your community?

Very much involved in the community, through lecturing at the Women's Center on divorce issues, being a moderator/lead on the community Nextdoor webside, and through various forms of activism in the community.

Position Organization Location Duration
PartnerSurovell Isaacs & Levy PLCFairfax, VAPresent
School Degree Major Graduation
University of Virginia School of LawJ.D. Law School1970  
Harvard UniversityBachelorsAmerican History1967
State / Court Date
Virginia1973
  • Virginia State Bar | Member
    Virginia Trial Lawyers Association | Member
    Fairfax County Bar Association | Member
    American Bar Association | Member
  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
    Fairfax County Bar Association President’s Award
    Best Lawyers in America for Family Law
  • 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).

  • Shoup v. Shoup, 31 Va. App. 621, 525 S.E.2d 61 (2000).

  • Pellegrin v. Pellegrin, 1996 Va. App. LEXIS 674 (Va. Ct. Appeals Oct. 29, 1996).

  • Ovissi v. Salemi, Record No. 2112-08-4, 2009 Va. App. LEXIS 378 (Va. Ct. App. Aug. 25, 2009).

  • Olson v. Olson, 2009 Va. App. LEXIS 6 (Va. Ct. App. Jan. 13, 2009).

  • Lynchburg College v. Central Fidelity Bank, 242 Va, 292, 410 S.E.2d 617 (1991).

  • Butterman v. Butterman, Record No. 3007-08-4, 2009 Va. App. LEXIS 365 (Va. Ct. App. Aug. 18, 2009).

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(1973) Licensed as Attorney in Virginia. Verified with Virginia State Bar.October 07, 2020

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