Senior Associate

Email   | dla@petersenfirm.com

Direct  | 571-459-2521 

Fax       | 571-459-2307

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  • Business Law/Commercial Litigation

  • Real Estate Law

  • Eminent Domain


  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law (2014)

  • B.S., University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce (2010)

    • Finance

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia (2014), Active

  • District of Columbia (pending)

  • Eastern District Court of Virginia

  • Western District Court of Virginia

Past Employment Position

  • Surovell, Isaacs, Petersen & Levy PLC (Associate)


  • American Bar Association

  • Virginia State Bar Association

  • Fairfax Bar Association

David Lee Amos was born in Atlanta, Georgia and grew up in nearby Winchester, Virginia. A graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, David received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2014. Since then, David has practiced law in the Northern Virginia market, specializing in commercial litigation and eminent domain. David has extensive trial experience in both state and federal courts. 


Major Involvements:


In 2015, David took a case to trial in Madison County where VDOT had only offered $200 for a physically small condemnation that had a large impact on a local business. The jury awarded over $120,000 in damages and accrued interest. Commissioner of Highways v. Gallahugh.


David served as second chair and drafted the successful appellate brief in a case upholding a church’s right to enforce contracts pertaining to the transfer of real estate. Pure Presbyterian Church of Wash. v. Grace of God Presbyterian Church, 296 Va. 42, 817 S.E.2d 547 (2018).


Drafted, prosecuted, and mediated a trade secrets case in the Western District of Virginia pertaining to the misappropriation of trade secrets from a locally-owned, small business by an international industry-leading company. Keystone Transp. Sols, LLC v. Northwest Hardwoods, Inc., Civil Action No. 5:18-cv-00039, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 67102 (W.D. Va. Apr. 19, 2019)


David served as second-chair in a trial recognized in Virginia Lawyers Weekly “Virginia’s Largest Verdicts of 2019” concerning breaches of a promissory note and deed of trust prior to a foreclosure. Hunter Mill West LC v. Catjen LLC (Fairfax County 2019).


David presently resides in Vienna, Virginia with his wife. He is an avid skier, a lover of dogs, and a UVA sports fanatic—who recently drove to the Final Four in Minneapolis to see his Wahoo’s win the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball championship!


Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case and do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case undertaken by the lawyer.

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