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  • David F. Johnson, Esq.


    David Johnson is a graduate of Regent Law School, a former active duty Army judge advocate, paratrooper, and combat veteran.  He was a litigator, the Military Practice Group Director, and a real estate attorney at private law firms before joining Anchor Legal.

    After graduating from high school David enlisted in the Marine Corps.  His enlistment was cut short due to an injury, so David travelled 75 miles down the road to the College of Charleston where he earned his B.A. in Communication.

    As a civilian David had multiple careers, working in athletics, entertainment, fitness, and even teaching special education in middle school and high school classrooms.

    Eventually David returned to the military and served in the Army.  During his Army career he served in many areas, including Operational Law, Prosecution, Defense, and advisor to commanders as high as a four star General.

    David is licensed to practice law in Virginia and Tennessee, is admitted to all state courts in those jurisdictions, as well as, federal court in the Eastern and Western districts of Virginia. 


    • US Army Judge Advocate (JAG)
    • US Army Prosecutor and Senior Prosecutor
    • US Army Defense Counsel
    • US Army Command Judge Advocate
    • Military Operational Law Advisor
    • Judge Advocate Field Screening Officer (JAG Recruiter)

    Law School Awards

    • National Finalist – American College of Trial Lawyers Trial Competition
    • Regional Champion – American College of Trial Lawyers Trial Competition
    • National Champion – Stetson Law Pre-Trial Competition
    • Regional Top 10 – ABA Negotiation Competition


    • Clemson University, Concentration in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management
    • College of Charleston, B.A. Communication
    • Regent University, M.Ed. Special Education
    • Regent Law, J.D.
    • U.S. Army, Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course
    • U.S. Army, New Prosecutor Course
    • U.S. Army, Intermediate Trial Advocacy Course
    • U.S. Army, Advanced Trial Advocacy Course
    • U.S. Army, Defense Counsel 101 Course
    • U.S. Army, Defense Counsel 201 Course
    • World Instructor Training Schools, Personal Trainer Certification

    Organizations (former and current)

    • Virginia State Bar
    • Military Section, Virginia State Bar
    • Criminal Law Section, Virginia State Bar
    • Litigation Section, Virginia State Bar
    • Virginia Beach Bar Association
    • Judge Advocates Association
    • Phi Alpha Delta
    • American Mensa and Mensa International

    Court Admissions (former and current)

    • All state courts in Virginia
    • All state courts in Tennessee
    • Military General and Special Courts-Martial
    • Eastern District of Virginia (Federal Court)
    • Western District of Virginia (Federal Court)


    • Meritorious Service Medal
    • Army Commendation Medal (5th Award)
    • Meritorious Unit Commendation
    • Army Superior Unit Award
    • National Defense Service Medal
    • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
    • Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star
    • Army Service Ribbon
    • Overseas Service Ribbon
    • Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
    • NATO Medal
    • Parachutist Badge
    • Uruguayan Military Paratrooper Badge


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