David Zobel

Dave is a real estate trial lawyer.

Since 1983, he has helped clients resolve land disputes, in court and out of court, involving:

  • Construction defects
  • Breach of sales contracts
  • Fraud in the sale of real estate
  • Breach of lease agreements
  • Foreclosure sales and whether they were conducted according state and federal laws and federal regulations
  • Mechanic’s liens
  • Condominium association/unit owner issues
  • Improperly conducted termite/moisture damage inspections

Litigating real estate issues requires attention to detail and a thorough knowledge of case law. But it also requires the skill of telling a complicated story in a courtroom before a judge and a jury, or in a hearing before an arbitrator. That’s what Dave loves – taking facts, documents, and witness testimony and crafting them into a compelling argument.



University of Virginia, B.A.


Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William &Mary, J.D.


Civic Engagement


2014 to present

Member, Rotary Club of Cape Henry (has served as Treasurer and President).



Member, Virginia Beach Jaycees (President, 1988-1989).


Member, Corporate Board of Directors of Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia (served as President of the Board, 2008-2010).


Appointee, Commonwealth Competition Council. Comprised of legislators and private citizens, the Council made recommendations to the Governor and to the General Assembly on how to operate state government more efficiently through competition in the private sector.


Appointee, Governor’s Advisory Board on Volunteering and National Service.


Member, Board of Directors, First Tee of Hampton Roads.


Participant in the Mentoring Program at Seatack Elementary School in Virginia Beach, VA.


Faith Home

All Saints Episcopal Church, Virginia Beach, VA.