David M. Irvine

David M. Irvine

Meet David

David Irvine is an experienced trial attorney in the Charlottesville, Virginia office of Allen & Allen. Focusing his practice on personal injury and medical malpractice, he has handled cases involving car accidents, catastrophic injuries, and wrongful death. David has litigated cases across the Commonwealth on behalf of deserving clients and has tried numerous cases to verdict. He strives to reassure his clients and is fulfilled by providing them helpful guidance and protection during the legal process.

David enjoys building the best strategy for a successful outcome for his clients. Getting to know each client and the impact of their injuries is a key component of this analysis. David has considerable experience creating favorable settlement agreements on behalf of his clients using dispute resolution methods such as mediation and judicial settlement conferences.

When trial is necessary in order to pursue a fair outcome, David excels at presenting his clients’ story. He has extensive experience as an advocate for clients in both the Virginia circuit court and general district court. Recognizing that the litigation process can be unfamiliar and even intimidating for many, David takes pride and pleasure in guiding his clients through each step.

David grew up in Buena Vista, Virginia. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Religion from Wake Forest University, graduating summa cum laude. He then went on to earn his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. David has published on topics related to litigation in wrongful death cases and trial procedure, and regularly speaks on litigation topics. He believes in giving back to the legal community and is active in the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, where he served as President of the Young Trial Lawyers Section from 2013-2014.

David is also focused on his community and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Charlottesville Waldorf School.


  • Trial Attorney, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen (2015 – Present)
  • Associate Attorney, Tremblay & Smith, PLLC (2009 – 2015)
  • Associate Attorney, McKenna, Long & Aldridge, LLP (now known as Dentons US, LLP) (2007 – 2009)
  • Judicial Clerk, The Honorable Edward L. Hogshire, 16th Judicial Circuit, Charlottesville, VA (2005)

Bar Admissions

  • Licensed to practice law in Commonwealth of Virginia, District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court – Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court – District of Columbia


  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law (2007)
  • B.A., Political Science & Religion, summa cum laude, Wake Forest University (2004)


  • Virginia Super Lawyers—”Rising Star” (2014 – Present)
  • Significant Service Award, Community Law Week Program Chair – Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference (2014)

Professional Affiliations

  • Virginia State Bar, Young Lawyers Conference
    • Program Chair, Community Law Week (2014 – 2015)
    • Board of Governors (2014 – 2016)
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
    • Board of Governors
    • Former Past President, Young Trial Lawyers
    • Co-Chair, Publications Committee
  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association
  • Thomas Jefferson Inn of Court



  • “RGR v. Settle: Pleading a General Duty Owed to Mankind,” Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention (2016)
  • “Civility in Litigation”, Thomas Jefferson Inn of Court (2014)
  • “Virginia Supreme Court Rule 3:22A and the Scope of Voir Dire in Civil Cases,” Thomas Jefferson Inn of Court (2013)
  • “Discovery 101,” First Day in Practice & Beyond Seminar, Virginia State Bar (2013)
  • “The Uniform Interstate Deposition and Discovery Act,” Thomas Jefferson Inn of Court (2012)

Community Service

  • Charlottesville Waldorf School, Board of Trustees

Personal Injury Resources

Recognizing ‘National Concussion Awareness Day’

  • September 18, 2019
  • Blog

September 20, 2019 has been recognized as “National Concussion Awareness Day.”  This event, held annually on the third Friday of September, was founded by 19-year-old Brooke Mills, who suffered a...

What You Need to Know About Virginia’s New Car Seat Law

On July 1, 2019, a new law came into effect in Virginia designed to enhance the safety of small children riding in child safety seats in automobiles across the Commonwealth....

Motorcycle Crash – $450,000

On July 27, 2015, the plaintiff was riding his Suzuki sport motorcycle on Fort Avenue in Lynchburg, when he was struck by the defendant, who was also riding a sport...

What Does the Failure to Wear a Seatbelt Mean for My Personal Injury Case?

  • December 3, 2018
  • Blog

Choosing to wear a seat belt is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself from serious injury in an automobile collision.  According to the National...

Allen & Allen Sponsors Organization Seeking to Eliminate Assault

  • November 7, 2018
  • News

Allen & Allen attorneys in the Charlottesville office recently supported The Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) as sponsors for the 2018 Awards Breakfast. The event honored ordinary citizens who have made...

Recognizing Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

  • November 5, 2018
  • Blog

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 100,000 police-reported motor vehicle crashes each year are caused primarily by drowsy driving. Those same crashes result in more than 1,550 deaths,...

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