David Littel

David Littel

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  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice
  • Virginia
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Summary

Dave landed in Hampton Roads as his last stop in the Air Force. Having begun his stint in the military with the ultimate goal of attending college and law school, his arrival in Virginia could not have been more fortunate because of its many fine colleges and universities. Upon leaving the Air Force, Dave bartended at various establishments on the Peninsula while attending Christopher Newport University and then the College of William and Mary, from which he graduated with a BA in philosophy and economics in 1990. He went on to law school at Washington and Lee University, where he was selected as a member of the Law Review before graduating in 1994.

Dave worked with two small civil litigation firms in Virginia Beach before moving on to a midsize law firm in Norfolk in 2001, where he became a partner and remained for 16 years. In that position, Dave represented a broad range of clients, including medical practices, surgeons, psychiatrists, product manufacturers, retailers, and individuals as both plaintiffs and defendants in civil cases. Much of his practice involved advising insurance companies on the evaluation and handling of injury cases of various kinds. Throughout his career, Dave has frequently handled cases through conclusion at trial in state and federal courts, and as of mid-2017, has tried over one hundred and fifty jury trials.

Dave is a long-standing member of the I’Anson Hoffman Inn of Court and the Norfolk/Portsmouth and Virginia Beach Bar Associations. He has served as a volunteer with the CLASS program in Virginia Beach, assisting battered and abused spouses in obtaining protective orders. Dave has taught trial practice to younger attorneys at trial practice seminars. He has presented lectures to attorneys in Virginia for the Virginia State Bar and other organizations on trial practice issues such as the use of expert witnesses, strategies for opening statements and closing arguments, the law of damages in wrongful death cases, and other topics.

Education
Washington & Lee University
B.A. (1994) | Law
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Activities: Member of the Law Review
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College of William and Mary
(1990) Philosophy and Economics
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Professional Experience
Partner
Parks Zeigler, PLLC
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Partner
Taylor & Walker, PC
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Awards
Top Lawyer
Coastal Virginia Magazine
Best Lawyers - Commercial Litigation
Best Lawyers
AV Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell
Super Lawyer - Civil Litigation
Super Lawyers
Best Lawyer, Civil Litigation
Best Lawyers in America
Top Lawyer - Civil Law, Litigation
Coastal Virginia Magazine
Legal Elite - Civil Litigation
Virginia Business
Top Lawyer
Coastal Virginia Magazine
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Coastal Virginia Magazine
AV Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell
Legal Elite
Virginia Business
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindal-Hubble
Top Lawyer
Coastal Virginia Magazine
Legal Elite
Virginia Business Magazine
Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney
Super Lawyers
Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Member
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I'Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court
Master
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Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association
Member
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Virginia Beach Bar Association
Member
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Virginia State Bar
Member
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Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
Past Member
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Defense Research Institute
Past Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia
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Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
Websites & Blogs
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David Littel | Parks Zeigler, PLLC
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Do You Know Your Local Bicycle Laws?
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Parks Zeigler, PLLC – Attorneys At Law Blog
Contact & Map
4768 Euclid Road
Suite 103
Virginia Beach, VA 23462-3810
USA
Toll-Free: (888) 691-9319