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, 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 serves on the Board of Governors.



  • 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 (2023 – 2024)
  • Virginia Super Lawyers—”Rising Star” (2014 – 2021)
  • Significant Service Award, Community Law Week Program Chair – Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference (2014)

Professional Affiliations

  • Virginia State Bar, Young Lawyers Conference
    • Board of Governors (2014 – 2016)
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
    • Board of Governors
    • Past President, Young Trial Lawyers
    • Co-Chair, Fundraising Committee
  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association
    • Board of Directors



  • “Ethical Issues of Emerging Technologies,” Thomas Jefferson Inn of Court (2024)
  • “Trying Personal Injury Cases in General District Court,” Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association (2023)
  • “Speaking with the Enemy? Communicating with Opposing Counsel,” Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys Spring Seminar (2023)
  • “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)
  • “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)

Personal Injury Resources

Make a splash this summer: Safety tips for Virginia rivers

With summer now in full swing, families all across Virginia (including my own), will be taking to the water to splash, paddle, float, and enjoy the countless opportunities for outdoor...

25 attorneys named to Virginia Super Lawyers

  • April 25, 2024
  • News

The Allen Law Firm is pleased to announce that 25 attorneys have been named to the 2024 Virginia Super Lawyers list. Those attorneys include Edward L. Allen, Jennifer G. Capocelli,...

Allen & Allen tops Virginia’s million-dollar settlements in 2023

  • March 28, 2024
  • News

We are thrilled to announce that The Allen Law Firm secured more million-dollar settlements than any other Virginia law firm in 2023. Virginia Lawyers Weekly compiled last year’s Million-Dollar Settlements,...

The Dangers of Interstate 81 in Virginia 

  • January 26, 2024
  • Blog

Stretching 325 miles from Winchester in the north to Bristol in the south, Interstate 81 is the longest interstate highway in Virginia. It’s also the primary corridor for economic activity moving through...

Wrongful death – $1,700,000

On September 13, 2021, in Albemarle County, the defendant lost control of his vehicle. He hit a guardrail, careened across the median, and T-boned the plaintiff’s vehicle. This sent her...

Ensuring that medical bills are submitted to insurance

  • December 14, 2023
  • Blog

If you have been injured in a car crash by a negligent driver or hurt in another type of accident through no fault of your own, Virginia law recognizes that...

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