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.



  • 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
    • Co-chair, Litigation Support Committee (2021)
    • Board of Governors (2014 – 2016)
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
    • Board of Governors
    • Past President, Young Trial Lawyers
    • Co-Chair, Publications Committee
  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association



  • “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)
  • “Pretrial Checklist to Keep Out Economic Damages,” Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Non-Economic Damages Retreat (2021)
  • “Opening Statement: Priming the Judge/Jury for Non-Economic Damages,” Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Non-Economic Damages Retreat (2021)

Personal Injury Resources

COVID-19 update

  • April 5, 2021
  • News

We hope this message finds you well and your family and friends healthy. We are all still adjusting to the new normal, and we continue to be mindful of the...

Car crash – $300,000

The plaintiff was driving eastbound on Route 33 in Orange County. He slowed for traffic that was stopped ahead of him and was struck in the rear by the defendant....

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  • August 17, 2021
  • Blog

There is nothing better than a brand-new backpack for back-to-school time in the fall! Unfortunately, backpacks that fit poorly or are too heavy can cause problems even for younger children,...

Renault car recall list: Nissan, Mitsubishi & Infiniti

Below is a full and chronological list of car recalls associated with Renault Group: Nissan, Mitsubishi and Infiniti Date: 5/10/21 NHTSA Recall ID number: 21V297 Issue: Rear leaf spring may...

Car recall list: Jaguar & Landrover North America

  • April 19, 2021
  • Blog

Below is a complete and chronological list of recalls from Jaguar Landrover North America. Date: 4/19/21 NHTSA Recall ID number: 21V248 Issue: Missing welds may weaken rear rail assembly Make...

Car crash – $154,000

Attorney Bridget N. Long, with the help of David M. Irvine was able to obtain a $154,000 post-trial settlement on behalf of a plaintiff who had an original insurance offer...

Hearsay evidence: How can it affect my personal injury case?

  • March 25, 2021
  • Blog

In everyday life, when someone tells a story that they overheard from someone else, we often describe it as “hearsay.” In fact, hearsay is a technical legal term that controls...

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