Dischley Law, PLLC

Dischley Law, PLLC

Virginia Criminal Defense Firm providing battle tested defense strategies producing the results you need! The firm focuses on providing innovative defense strategies as a team of former prosecutors, military, and other public service.

Firm Overview

Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney David J. Dischley is an award winning, tenacious, and battle hardened Attorney who understands how to leverage his trial experience to help you through the most difficult time of your life.

David produces proven results when results matter most! As a former prosecutor in two Virginia jurisdictions, David can assess almost every situations to produce the results that accomplish your goals. His experience as a Marine, Uniformed Officer with the Department of State, and in the intelligence community, gives him a unique edge and perspective in the criminal arena. David is aggressive, tenacious, and understanding.

When you need results to protect your job, family, or security clearance, trust the Attorney the police trust. David has been provided legal services to Law Enforcement for over ten years and has represented business executives, other attorneys, government officials, and law enforcement professionals in a wide range of criminal and administrative cases. When you need help, trust the one the police trust to get them the results needed.

Main Office

Main Office
108 N Alfred St.
Alexandria VA 22314

Phone

(703) 635-2424

Fax

(800) 689-9509

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

DWI / DUI; Criminal Defense; Drug Offenses; White Collar Crime

Hourly Rates

$350.00

Office Information

Office Hours

9 am - 5 p.m.

Office Manager

Nicole Purvis

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English

Other Offices

Manassas Office
9255 Center Street, Suite 300B
Manassas

Fairfax Office
10509 Judicial Drive, Suite 102
Fairfax

Criminal Defense

Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney David J. Dischley provides battle tested defense strategies producing the results you need! David is a former prosecutor and U.S. Marine who leverages that experience to help you Free Case Evaluations.

Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney David J. Dischley is an award winning, tenacious, and battle hardened Attorney who understands how to leverage his trial experience to help you through the most difficult time of your life.

David produces proven results when results matter most! As a former prosecutor in two Virginia jurisdictions, David can assess almost every situations to produce the results that accomplish your goals. His experience as a Marine, Uniformed Officer with the Department of State, and in the intelligence community, gives him a unique edge and perspective in the criminal arena. David is aggressive, tenacious, and understanding.

When you need results to protect your job, family, or security clearance, trust the Attorney the police trust. David has been provided legal services to Law Enforcement for over ten years and has represented business executives, other attorneys, government officials, and law enforcement professionals in a wide range of criminal and administrative cases. When you need help, trust the one the police trust to get them the results needed.

DUI and DWI

Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney David J. Dischley provides battle tested defense strategies producing the results you need! David is a former prosecutor and U.S. Marine who leverages that experience to help you Free Case Evaluations.

Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney David J. Dischley is an award winning, tenacious, and battle hardened Attorney who understands how to leverage his trial experience to help you through the most difficult time of your life.

David produces proven results when results matter most! As a former prosecutor in two Virginia jurisdictions, David can assess almost every situations to produce the results that accomplish your goals. His experience as a Marine, Uniformed Officer with the Department of State, and in the intelligence community, gives him a unique edge and perspective in the criminal arena. David is aggressive, tenacious, and understanding.

When you need results to protect your job, family, or security clearance, trust the Attorney the police trust. David has been provided legal services to Law Enforcement for over ten years and has represented business executives, other attorneys, government officials, and law enforcement professionals in a wide range of criminal and administrative cases. When you need help, trust the one the police trust to get them the results needed.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Criminal Defense and DWI | DUI Defense comes natural to David Dischley considering he has been in the business of protecting people for over 20 years. David began his public service life enlisting in the Marine Corps at the age of 17. Throughout that experience, he not only learned how to protect his country but came skilled at protecting his fellow Marines by providing advice for them in administrative/disciplinary actions. After his time in the Marine Corps, David worked for the Department of State as a Uniformed Protective Officer and later in the intelligence community. In both of these positions, David was determined to protect all U.S. persons with the Country's diplomatic and intelligence missions.

As a prosecutor, David championed victim's rights and goals through the prosecution of serious criminal cases; fighting relentlessly for the goals of the Victim.

When entering private practice, it only made sense to continue to protect individuals facing the most challenging and detrimental problems of his or her life. David understands what is on the line for individuals charged with criminal offenses and has the experience to best help you solve/mitigate those issues. .

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

David J. Dischley took an untraditional road to becoming a Criminal Defense Attorney. Along the way, he learned how to be understanding and compassionate with his clients. However, like David often tells his clients, kindness and understanding should not be mistaken for weakness in the Courtroom. David is aggressive and professional in the Courtroom; knowing when to push a judge or prosecutor at just the right time and in the right way to best suit your needs for the outcome of your case.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Being a Former Marine and Former Prosecutor with experience as an intelligence professional

David J. Dischley

Dischley Law, PLLC

As the owner of the Alexandria, Virginia and Warrenton, Virginia, law office of David J. Dischley, PLC, Mr. Dischley provides dedicated criminal law defense to people in Vienna, Fairfax, Herndon, Alexandria and throughout Arlington, Loudoun, Prince William and Fairfax counties. He generally handles cases that involve issues such as DUI and DWI, reckless driving, drug charges, property crimes and fraud. Mr. Dischley also represents clients seeking expungements in Virginia.

On the same day that he was discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps, Mr. Dischley received an Associates of Applied Science in administration of justice from Northern Virginia Community College, graduating cum laude. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in administration of justice from George Mason University and a Juris Doctor from the Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University.

Prior to entering into his private practice, Mr. Dischley served as a prosecutor in Fauquier and Loudoun counties and served in varying law enforcement capacities. In those roles, he gained valuable insight into the prosecution's investigative and trial techniques and strategies. He draws on that knowledge to help him see the charges against his clients reduced or dropped, or to limit the potential penalties they are facing. His dedication to providing quality counsel while maintaining high standards of legal ethics has gained Mr. Dischley the respect of his clients and peers alike. He has an Avvo "Superb" rating and has been named in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.

Staying active in the community, Mr. Dischley offers legal services to members of the Southern States Police Benevolent Association, Inc., and he serves as an advisor to a local police department. He frequently shares his knowledge with others, writing on topics relating to his area of focus. Mr. Dischley is a member of The National College for DUI Defense, Inc.

License

Bar Number: 73703
Virginia, 2006

Education

George Mason School of Law
J.D., 2006

Sean Sherlock

Dischley Law, PLLC

Sean A. Sherlock is an attorney with the Law Office of David J. Dischley, PLC. Having tried hundreds of cases, Sean is a skilled, compassionate, and tough lawyer who gets results for his clients.

Sean’s success as a prosecutor in the criminal courts prepared him well to defend clients facing criminal charges or criminal investigations. In more than five years as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, Sean prosecuted cases ranging from reckless driving and misdemeanor drug possession to rape, racketeering, and murder. He quickly gained a reputation as a tough, fair, and highly skilled prosecutor, and took on numerous special assignments.

Throughout his career as a prosecutor, Sean frequently trained other prosecutors, law enforcement, and other allied professionals on topics such as evidence-based prosecution strategies in domestic violence cases, prosecuting criminal street gangs, Fourth and Fifth Amendment issues for police, educational neglect, animal cruelty, legal/legislative updates, gun rights, and many others. In only his third year as a prosecutor, Sean conducted trainings at two state-wide conferences for hundreds of state prosecutors and law enforcement officers.

Before entering public service at the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, Sean was a litigation association for Cohen & Cohen, PC, one of the top plaintiffs’ law firms in Washington, D.C. While at Cohen & Cohen, Sean handled all aspects of civil litigation in wrongful death, medical malpractice, and personal injury cases. He worked on high-profile cases including the Fort Totten Metro Crash litigation and developed a passion for helping people who had been injured through the negligence of others.

Sean has served on the board of the Foundation of the Alexandria Bar Association since 2014, and was elected Treasurer in 2018. He was a member of the Alexandria Community Gang Taskforce and the Alexandria Domestic Violence Intervention Program. Sean routinely serves as a guest lecturer at law school courses on Ethics for Trial Lawyers and Litigation Skills, and has presented at numerous career days where he shares his unique career experiences with students.

Sean enjoys contributing to the community, and since 2014 has helped to organize Jazz 4 Justice Alexandria, an annual benefit concert that has raised thousands of dollars for youth scholarships and pro bono legal services in the City of Alexandria. He has organized multiple events, including the first annual Commonwealth’s Attorney Community Academy, and the Silent Witness Vigil honoring victims of domestic violence.

Sean graduated cum laude from American University’s Washington College of Law, where he was also a Deans Fellow and a member of the International Law Review.

During law school, Sean sought out multiple opportunities to gain real-world legal experience that would later prove invaluable in his legal practice. He spent his first summer clerking for the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, where he worked on special education cases and other civil litigation. Sean spent his second summer in law school clerking for the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, Crime and Drugs Subcommittee. While clerking for the Committee, Sean worked on the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, which reduced the federal sentencing disparity for crack vs. powder cocaine. He also worked on the nomination hearings for Associate Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan. In his third year, Sean interned at the Office of the State’s Attorney for Anne Arundel County, Maryland, where he was able to prosecute misdemeanors cases using his third-year practic certificate.

Sean is a graduate of Penn State University, where he earned a BA in Political Science. While at Penn State, Sean made Dean’s List and was active in the student government. He also volunteered his time as a student advocate for Penn State Legal Affairs, where he helped defend students charged with violating the university’s student conduct regulations, and first became interested in the law.

Sean and his wife, Christina, have three children and reside in Alexandria

License

Bar Number: 82633
Virginia, 2011

Education

American University, Washington College of Law
J.D., 2011

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